ExxonMobil Renews Support for Malaria Partners in Mozambique
- ExxonMobil to contribute $300,000 towards the fight against Malaria in the Provinces of Manica and Cabo Delgado
MAPUTO, Mozambique – To mark World Malaria Day, ExxonMobil and the ExxonMobil Foundation announced their continued support for malaria partners in Mozambique. A $300,000 contribution will benefit the “SKILLZ Health Program” implemented by Grassroot Soccer (GRS) in partnership with Girl Child Rights in the province of Manica and the “Stop Malaria” program in displaced centers in the province of Cabo Delgado implemented by Mozambican NGO, Tchova Tchova Programas de Comunicação (TTPC).
This contribution supports GRS’s efforts to expand SKILLZ Malaria and launch the new Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) curriculum in Manica and Cabo Delgado. GRS coaches will participate in a number of trainings related to malaria and SGBV to advance program delivery, and a concerted effort will be placed on coordinating with government stakeholders and institutions at the national and subnational levels. To date, approximately 900 youths have participated in the sports-based SKILLZ Malaria program.
“ExxonMobil is committed to the fight against malaria and supports initiatives in research, prevention and treatment to end deaths caused by the disease,” Said Jos Evens, General Manager for ExxonMobil Moçambique. “We value the long relationship with our host communities and will continue to support the work of our partners to promote public health awareness and reduce the overall burden of malaria in Mozambique and across the African continent.”
Since 2000, the ExxonMobil Malaria Initiative has committed over $170 million to the global fight against malaria, reaching over 125 million people throughout Africa and Asia. In Mozambique, ExxonMobil and ExxonMobil Foundation have invested more than $1 million in programs since 2017, benefiting communities in the provinces of Maputo, Sofala, Manica, Zambezia, Nampula and Cabo Delgado.
TTPC specializes in public health communications and community development. The initiative develops communication materials and programs designed to raise awareness of public health concerns affecting communities across Mozambique. ExxonMobil’s support of the Stop Malaria initiative will be implemented in four centers for internally displaced populations in the Cabo Delgado districts of Metuge and Quissanga, reaching 7700 people.
ExxonMobil, one of the largest publicly traded international oil and gas company, uses technology and innovation to help meet the world’s growing energy needs. In Mozambique, ExxonMobil holds a 25 percent indirect interest in Area 4 and will lead the construction and operation of future natural gas liquefaction facilities. In addition, ExxonMobil was awarded the joint rights to negotiate the Angoche basin (A5-B) and the Zambezi Delta (Z5-C and Z5-D) concessions, as part of Mozambique’s fifth licensing round. Please visit: www.exxonmobil.co.mz or like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ExxonMobilMocambique
About ExxonMobil Foundation
The ExxonMobil Foundation is the primary philanthropic arm of ExxonMobil Corporation in the United States. The foundation and the corporation engage in a range of philanthropic activities that include advancing education, promoting women as catalysts for economic development and combating malaria.
About Grassroot Soccer
Grassroot Soccer is an adolescent health organization that leverages the power of soccer to educate, inspire, and mobilize youth in developing countries to overcome their greatest health challenges, live healthier, more productive lives, and be agents for change in their communities. https://grassrootsoccer.org
About Girl Child Rights
Girl Child Rights (GCR) is a Mozambican registered nonprofit organization that advances lasting solutions to improve health outcomes, by strengthening local systems at community, family, and individual levels. Since 2008, GCR has been implementing powerful and innovative programs across the country benefiting over 1,1 million children and adolescents living with HIV, OVC, survivors or at risk of GBV, and including those with disabilities. www.gcr.org.mz
About Tchova Tchova
Tchova Tchova Programas de Comunicação (TTPC) is a Mozambican non-profit association, officially founded in May 2013, specialized in the area of Communication for health and community development, has been collecting positive experiences in its activities through implementation of Projects supported by different organization to support in different health areas. TTPC capacity expands from development of materials for pediatric ART, training of journalists in HIV-AIDS related programs, working with youth to leading a healthy life and be agents in their communities, projects to generate demand for VMMC, to projects to increase the knowledge and acceptance of the use of malaria prevention methods and seeking diagnosis and timely treatment of Malaria. For more information, please access: https://tchovatchova.org/