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ExxonMobil has pledged US$400,000 to fight malaria in Mozambique through educational programmes that will reach more than 45,000 Mozambicans. The funds will be directed to partners with ongoing programmes disseminating information about the disease and teaching techniques for prevention.
“ExxonMobil has been a partner in the fight against Malaria in Africa since the 2000, and in Mozambique since it began operations in the country,” said Jos Evens, ExxonMobil General Manager for Mozambique. “We are committed to being part of the solution that will help Mozambican communities to improve their quality of life.”
ExxonMobil has also invested US$30,000 for the restoration and normalisation of people’s lives in response to Cyclone Idai, as well as for the malaria prevention programme in Nhamatanda, Sofala province.
“ExxonMobil continues to contribute positively in response to the devastation left by Cyclone Idai. Our support comes in the form of support for the government in protecting the vulnerable, restoring lives to normal and combating mosquito-borne diseases,” Evens explained.
Since the signing of a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Action in December 2018, ExxonMobil has worked with the Mozambican government to meet many of the country’s most demanding social needs.
Financial aid announced during Malaria Day supports the following implementing organisations:
Grassroot Soccer: Uses sports to raise awareness and prevent malaria and HIV among 7,200 school-age adolescents in the districts of Quelimane, Nicoadala and Mocuba in Zambézia.
Tchova-Tchova: Disseminates information on ways to prevent malaria and encourages the search for healthier lifestyles for about 39,000 people in areas in Nampula and Cabo Delgado provinces where malaria is endemic.
ADPP: Supports more than 2,250 farmers through the distribution of seeds, agricultural materials and mosquito nets in the cyclone-hit Nhamatanda district of Sofala.
Source: Exxon Mobil through Playground Moçambique / Press Release
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