In Africa, malaria kills more than 600,000 people each year, most of them children under five. And it robs the continent of billions in lost productivity annually. As a major employer and investor in Africa, ExxonMobil has witnessed the devastation of malaria. We’ve seen its impact on the lives of employees, their families and their communities. That’s why we are part of an international effort to prevent and treat this lethal disease.
ExxonMobil has partnered with the world’s leading organizations on the front-lines in the fight against malaria. Together, we are working on four fronts.
Using vital information about prevention and treatment to help vulnerable communities and inform policies.
Providing families with the tools to prevent malaria, including insecticide-treated bed nets and malaria prophylaxis for pregnant women.
Distributing rapid diagnostic kits, so malaria infection can be detected early and treated quickly.
Supporting the work of medical researchers who are developing new antimalarial drugs and vaccines.