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ExxonMobil financed the fight against malaria in Angola with 41 million dollars

Over the last 20 years, ExxonMobil has contributed 41 million dollars to the fight against malaria in Angola, the main cause of death in the country, announced the US oil company.


According to a press release, since 2003 two million mosquito nets and 1.5 million diagnostic kits have been distributed, as well as around 600,000 health professionals have been trained, with funding from the oil company.

“Since 2003, when it started production in Angola, ExxonMobil has supported local partners in the fight against malaria – a disease that can be prevented and treated, but which continues to threaten the lives and livelihoods of millions of Angolans”, he says. if not communicated.

Over that period, the 20 years of funding aimed to “empower communities, raise awareness and provide tools to save lives by preventing and treating malaria”.

“Over the past 20 years, we have worked tirelessly to fight malaria because the impact of the disease on our workers, their families and the communities where we operate is devastating,” said ExxonMobil Foundation President Alvin Abraham, quoted in the document.

According to the statement, for 20 years, ExxonMobil has funded dozens of partners working to promote community-based solutions in Angola, including PMI - US President's Initiative Against Malaria, PanAfricare and ADPP Angola.

“Over the past 20 years, ExxonMobil has worked with these and other partners to support malaria education and awareness, expand access to malaria prevention, diagnosis and treatment tools, strengthen health infrastructure and community involvement, and the advancement of research and innovation”, underlines the statement.

"It is our collective actions and efforts that drive true progress. We applaud our partners for their crucial role in empowering communities towards a malaria-free future for all Angolans," said ExxonMobil Angola Director General Melissa Bond, also quoted in the statement.

Malaria is considered the main cause of death in Angola, as well as hospital admissions and work and school absenteeism, affecting mainly children and women.

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