As a major investor in Africa, we have witnessed first-hand the health and economic impacts of malaria on our workforce, their families and the communities where we operate. We see how malaria can trap families, communities and countries in cycles of disease and poverty.
Since 2000, we have committed almost $200 million to African community outreach programs, including $68 million to fight malaria. This makes us the largest non-pharmaceutical corporate donor to the cause. Through the ExxonMobil Malaria Initiative, we are also supporting efforts to achieve the U.N. Millennium Development Goals as well as the poverty reduction targets set by African leaders in the 2000 Abuja Declaration.
Collaboration and partnership are at the heart of our approach to combating malaria in Africa. We contribute our expertise in management, operational partnerships, research and development, distribution systems and chemical engineering and use our convening power to further the efforts of our partners in this fight.
ExxonMobil works with corporations, foundations, NGOs and governments to tackle this leading killer of children in Africa. No single organization can solve the problem alone. It has to be a real team effort, and we're proud to be part of it.