ExxonMobil receives awards
ExxonMobil has received the Champion in Sustainability Malaria Programming award in recognition of its contributions to the fight against malaria in Africa. The award was presented at the West African Corporate Malaria Award Ceremony, which recognizes private sector companies that take extraordinary steps to protect their employees and communities from the disease.
The award is administered by the Corporate Alliance on Malaria in Africa (CAMA). The award was presented by Dr. Keziah Malm, National Malaria Program Manager for Ghana, and accepted by Dr. Effiem J. Abbah, ExxonMobil’s General Manager of Medicine and Occupational Health in Nigeria.
Dr Abbah noted that in addition to protecting its work force, the company supports a range of organizations working to strengthen health systems, distribute bed nets, diagnostics and antimalarial treatments, and conduct research into new malaria innovations.
“We are honored by the recognition of ExxonMobil’s efforts to combat malaria,” said Kevin Murphy, president of the ExxonMobil Foundation.“Through our company’s workplace program, 2,000 cases of malaria have been averted since 2007. Our support to communities has helped distribute almost 15 million bed nets and train 650,000 health care workers since 2000.”