The United States Embassy has made a significant donation of essential baby medications and supplies to the Ministry of Social Affairs of Equatorial Guinea. Valued at $24,000, this donation will be distributed to the most vulnerable populations and local orphanages across the country.
In a demonstration of its commitment to fostering strong bilateral relationships, the U.S. Embassy collaborated with other U.S. institutions, including Special Operations Africa and the USS Hershel “Woody” Williams Detachment, to make this donation possible.
During the award ceremony, Commander Michael White expressed his hope for greater cooperation, stating: “We hope this donation will usher in new partnerships and showcase the wide range of programs available across U.S. forces to not only improve security, but also improve the livelihoods of the people of Equatorial Guinea.
Our relationship is important to promote a better and safer world for the people of our two countriesAmbassador Gilmour
This humanitarian donation to the Ministry of Social Affairs of Equatorial Guinea includes baby formula, diapers, rehydration salts, pediatric medications and first aid kits, highlighting the flexibility and continued support of the United States to ensure essential items reach and benefit to the most vulnerable people in Equatorial Guinea. One of the recipients of these supplies is the first shelter dedicated to victims of human trafficking located in Malabo, as confirmed by the Embassy.
Additionally, the United States Ambassador to Malabo, David R. Gilmour, expressed his hopes for continued cooperation, stating: “We hope that this is the first of many opportunities to partner not only with the Ministry of Social Affairs of Equatorial Guinea, but also with the entire Government. “The U.S. Embassy strives to increase cooperation to advance shared goals of strengthening regional security, promoting economic prosperity and human development, and fostering good governance and respect for human rights.”
The Embassy emphasizes that US forces remain ready to support their African partners, including Equatorial Guinea, to meet the needs of the African population. “Our relationship is important to promote a better and safer world for the people of our two countries,” concluded the American diplomat accredited in Malabo.