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July 2012

  • Charity Golf Tournament in Uganda Scores $18k for Private Sector Health Common Fund

    The Uganda Ministry of Health joined the private sector and the United Against Malaria campaign in a charity golf tournament on July 20 in Kampala that raised more than $18k for a newly created Private Sector Health Common Fund (PSHCF). Led by Voices, which manages Uganda's UAM campaign, and the Private Sector Foundation of Uganda (PSFU), the event rallied support from more than 15 companies in Uganda.

  • ALMA Leaders Highlight Funding Gaps, Renew Commitments in Dar es Salaam

    As the newest chair of the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA), President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia joined outgoing chair President Kikwete of Tanzania in calling on Africa’s leaders to sustain malaria control. The two leaders met Wednesday to dedicate new ALMA offices in Dar es Salaam. Voices attended the ceremony.

  • CECAFA dedicates Kagame Cup 2012 to fight against malaria

     

    For the third consecutive year, the Council of East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) has joined United Against Malaria (UAM) to shine a spotlight on the fight against malaria in East and Central Africa, where the disease kills 209,000 people annually, a quarter of all malaria deaths on the continent. In the CECAFA region alone, some 39 million cases of malaria were recorded last year.

  • United Against Malaria Expedition with Kingsley Holgate, Epilogue

     

    The United Against Malaria Expedition with Kingsley Holgate left hundreds of long-lasting insecticide-treated nets with the people of rural Uganda, who learned firsthand how to use and care for these nets to prevent malaria. The expedition members also left behind a small army of UAM champions—nurses and community leaders who have taken up the fight against malaria with added zeal.

     

  • United Against Malaria Expedition with Kingsley Holgate, Days 3, 4 and 5

    Recently Voices project director Claudia Vondrasek joined explorer Kingsley Holgate on safari in rural Uganda, with malaria prevention tools in tow. What follows are excerpts from her five-day journey through one of the world's most malaria-endemic countries.

     

    Day 3: We drove to the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park along a magnificent ride toward the Buhoma Lodge. It took us most of the day, and when we arrived at the lodge we tried to dry our clothes, which only proceeded to get wetter!

     

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