Africare Forms Key Partnerships with ExxonMobil to Battle Malaria
According to ExxonMobil, the new grants, which total $1,425,000, will enable thousands of additional children and families in Africa to receive the necessary care for managing malaria.
The new pilot malaria prevention promotion in Nigeria will reach more than 75,000 local contractors and suppliers and their families in the Delta region of the country with a package of malaria prevention, treatment and vector control services. The program also includes a media campaign to educate thousands more people in the same area about malaria prevention.
Through a network of more than 2,000 community volunteers working with the Caconda community-based malaria intervention program, approximately 35,000 families in Angola will receive training and assistance to manage malaria in their homes, including educational materials, bed nets and access to medical treatment.
Darius Mans, president of Africare, said: “ExxonMobil has been an invaluable partner to bettering the lives of those living in Africa. The company's contributions – including not just funds, but their efforts to provide on-the-ground support, lend business expertise and increase the world’s awareness of the scourge of malaria – have saved countless lives on the continent.”
Rex Tillerson, chairman and CEO of ExxonMobil, said: “Africare is one of our long standing partners in the fight against malaria. As one of the largest private foreign investors in Africa, we know first-hand the health and economic impacts that malaria can have on the workforce, their families and the communities where they operate.
“We want to ensure that families have access to the proper prevention and care, especially in the most vulnerable communities.”
Will the move benefit the firms?
Have your say and discuss with your peers on the InfoGrok community.
Participate by posting your comments now.