CDC Foundation — Malaria Control Research Project (2021)

Organization Name 
Award Date 
3/2021
Grant Amount 
$672,500
Purpose 
To support research on malaria control.
Topic (focus area) 

Grant Investigators: Chris Somerville and Heather Youngs

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Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $672,500 over two years to the CDC Foundation to support research on malaria control. This funding will be used to support work on the cryopreservation of mosquito larvae and embryos and the artificial insemination of female mosquitoes. If successful, this work would make it easier for researchers to maintain different strains of mosquitoes and would advance the state of malaria control research.

This follows our October 2018 support and falls within our work on scientific research, specifically within our interest in advancing human health and wellbeing.