PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI): Accelerating Malaria Vaccine Development

Working with partners in private industry, government, and academia, MVI aspires to develop a promising malaria vaccine with greater protective efficacy. MVI works to ensure that the vaccines will be available and accessible in the countries that need it most.

PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI)

PATH is an international nonprofit organization working to improve global health. The PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI) is a highly focused vaccine development program launched in 1999 with a $50 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. MVI seeks to accelerate the development of promising malaria vaccines and ensure their availability and accessibility in the developing world. When MVI was created, several academic and governmental organizations and pharmaceutical companies had already been working on approaches to developing malaria vaccines with the potential to have an impact on malaria. MVI catalyzed the acceleration of those efforts by providing funds as well as logistical and technical support to advance promising projects into clinical development. MVI currently maintains a diverse portfolio of preclinical, early clinical and one advanced clinical project. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID and the ExxonMobil Foundation have been the primary funding partners for the initiative. To date, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has committed a total of $456 million in grants to MVI.


  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (B&MGF)

    United States | Staff size: Unknown
    They are focused on the areas of greatest need, on the ways in which they can do the most good.


  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • ExxonMobil Foundation

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

    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 501-1000

    They dare to believe that innovation can change the world

    PATH is the leader in global health innovation. An international nonprofit organization, they save lives and improve health,...

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LocationWorldwide, United States, Tanzania, Mozambique, Malawi, Kenya, Ghana, Gabon, France, Burkina Faso
  • Start Date 2009