CDC Foundation — Malaria Control Research Project (2021)


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.

CDC Foundation — Reproductive Health Data Analysis (Dmitry Kissin)


Grant Investigators: Heather Youngs and Chris Somerville

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Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $662,072 over two years to the CDC Foundation, a nonprofit foundation that works with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to support research led by Dmitry Kissin on outcomes of assisted reproductive technologies (ART). This funding is intended to help hire a small team to carry out studies on outcomes of ART, analyze data, and share findings with other scientists.

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

CDC Foundation — Malaria Control Research Project (2018)

CDC’s insectary and mosquito lab, where research on malaria control is conducted. (Photo courtesy David Snyder / CDC Foundation)

Grant Investigators: Chris Somerville and Heather Youngs

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigators. CDC Foundation staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $1,044,501 to the CDC Foundation, a nonprofit organization that works with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to support research on malaria control. This funding will be used to support work on the cryopreservation of mosquito larvae and embryos (which, if successful, would make it easier for researchers to maintain different strains of mosquitoes) and on RNA interference (which could lead to important improvements in efforts to control mosquitoes that spread malaria). Conceptually, we consider this part of our previous grant to Target Malaria.

This is a renewal of our September 2016 grant to the CDC Foundation and falls within our work on scientific research.

CDC Foundation — Malaria Control Research (2016)

CDC’s insectary and mosquito lab, where research on malaria control is conducted. (Photo courtesy David Snyder / CDC Foundation)
Published: May 2017

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $1,214,437 to the CDC Foundation, a nonprofit organization that works with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to support research on malaria control.

Conceptually, we consider this funding part of a larger grant we recommended to support Target Malaria. We lay out the reasoning behind the grant in more detail on the linked page, along with more information about the proposed research. This funding for the CDC Foundation will be used to support work on the cryopreservation of mosquito larvae (which, if successful, would make it easier for researchers to maintain different strains of mosquitoes) and on RNA interference (which, if successful, would make it easier for researchers to avoid releasing female mosquitoes — which could potentially spread malaria — as part of field trials).