World Malaria Day 2021: Celebrating 20 years of partnerships and progress

Thanks to the dedication and hard work of the global health community, the world has made significant advancements in the fight against malaria over the last two decades.

Since 2000, malaria mortality rates have dropped by 60% worldwide, and the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that over 1 billion cases of malaria have been averted.1

Twenty years ago, we joined international efforts to prevent and control malaria by launching the ExxonMobil Malaria Initiative. What began as a program to protect workers, their families and local communities in Chad and Cameroon has since developed into a global initiative to help strengthen health systems to better prevent, diagnose and treat malaria.

ExxonMobil is proud to have played a role in the progress against malaria. Since 2000, we have committed over $170 million to organizations leading the global malaria response.2 Through these investments and partnerships with groups like Jhpiego, ADPP Angola, Grassroot Soccer, PanAfricare and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, we have reached more than 125 million people in malaria-endemic communities.3

In honor of World Malaria Day this Sunday, April 25, ExxonMobil applauds our partners and the frontline health workers who have worked tirelessly to combat malaria. Watch this video to learn more.

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Our partners are dedicated to reducing malaria's threat

Malaria is preventable, treatable and curable. Thanks to better awareness, prevention and treatment tools, malaria mortality rates have dropped by 50 percent worldwide since 2000.
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Impacts of the ExxonMobil Malaria Initiative

Thanks to significant local and global efforts, great progress has been made in reducing the burden of malaria in the last 20 years. But more work remains to ensure people are able to live healthy and productive lives, free from the threat of this deadly disease. 
An integrated effort to combat malaria

An integrated effort to combat malaria

Twenty years ago, ExxonMobil joined the global fight against malaria.