The ExxonMobil Foundation has announced grants totaling $10 million to organizations working to fight malaria around the globe.
Announced in conjunction with World Malaria Day, the grants will support a range of interventions and efforts to combat the disease. Since 2000, ExxonMobil has awarded more than $110 million for such efforts — funding that has been used to distribute 13.1 million bed nets, 1.7 million top-line malaria treatments, and 942,000 rapid diagnostic tests, among other things.
Grant recipients include Africare, Jhpiego, Malaria No More, the Medicines for Malaria Venture, UNICEF, the United Nations Foundation, USAID, and Population Services International. As in previous years, ExxonMobil will leverage its in-house expertise to support organizations working in the field.
"Through our longstanding work in Africa, ExxonMobil has witnessed firsthand the devastating health and economic impacts of malaria," said ExxonMobil Foundation president Suzanne McCarron. "We are building on our efforts over the past thirteen years to support innovative programs to stop the spread of this preventable disease and save lives."