Jhpiego and ExxonMobil Foundation: A Partnership to Prevent Malaria in Chad and Cameroon

The purpose of this initiative is to introduce and strengthen malaria control services in the selected districts to increase access to malaria prevention, treatment and support services.

Jhpiego and ExxonMobil Foundation: A Partnership to Prevent Malaria in Chad and Cameroon

In Chad, malaria is the leading cause of disease (22.6 percent) and death (19 percent), with an estimated 500,000 malaria cases every year. While in Cameroon, a country of nearly 20 million, the percentage of children under five years of age sleeping under insecticide-treated bed nets is estimated at 21 percent, and only 26 percent of pregnant women receive the accepted dose of medicine to prevent malaria.

Building on the successes and achievements of Jhpiego’s malaria prevention work in Angola and Nigeria, the ExxonMobil Foundation offered to help implement a malaria in pregnancy (MIP) prevention program in malaria-endemic districts along the oil pipeline in Chad and Cameroon. The program is being implemented in the Doba, Beboto, Bodo, Bebedjia Districts in the East Logone region of Chad and the Kribi District in coastal Cameroon.

As part of its strategy to strengthen malaria prevention and treatment services, Jhpiego is collaborating with the Ministries of Health in Chad and Cameroon to develop and update national guidelines and policies on malaria prevention and treatment, and to share them with frontline health providers working in regional and district facilities. The organization develops innovative solutions to address today’s global health challenges and works with communities to increase frontline health workers’ ability to deliver lifesaving care.


  • ExxonMobil Foundation

    United States | Staff size: Unknown
    The ExxonMobil Foundation is the primary philanthropic arm of the Exxon Mobil Corporation in the United States.
  • Jhpiego

    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 1001-5000

    Jhpiego is an international non-profit health organization affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University. For nearly 40 years and in more 150 countries, Jhpiego has worked to prevent the needless...

  • Chad Ministry of Public Health

    Chad | Staff size: Unknown

    The Ministry of Health aims at medical facilities for the people of Chad.

    Chad Health

    There are a number of hospitals in the...

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Key Information

LocationWest Africa, Chad, Cameroon
  • Start Date 2012