- CDC Foundation
- Award Date:
- To support cryopreservation and suppression of female development in mosquitoes to assist malaria control research.
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 (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). Conceptually, Open Philanthropy considers this part of their previous grant to Target Malaria.
This is a renewal of Open Philanthropy's September 2016 grant to the CDC Foundation and falls within its work on scientific research.