A project of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Communication Programs.

February 2012

  • Soccer Stars Rally to Protect Children in Africa

    By David Kyne, United Against Malaria

    During this year’s Africa Cup of Nations, the continent’s premier soccer championship, some of Africa’s most popular players are lending their voices to further the fight against this disease. Several of the continent’s stars will share life-saving malaria prevention and treatment messages through United Against Malaria soccer-themed television public service announcements (PSAs) that will air in malaria-endemic countries in Africa throughout the tournament.

  • Letter to the Editor: "Join Other South African Heros to Beat Malaria"

    Voices Bloggers

    Voices for a Malaria-Free Future

    Anna McCartney-Melstad of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs wrote this letter to the editor for multiple South African publications on February 7, 2012. Anna is based in South Africa.


    Your recent coverage of the six malaria cases in Pretoria, “6 malaria cases confirmed in Tshwane” (http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/6-malaria-cases-confirmed-in-Tshwane-20120203, (3 February 2012) brings to light the plight facing most of sub-Saharan Africa. Although much of South Africa is lucky to be free from the scourge of malaria, this preventable and treatable disease still claims the lives of more than 800 000 people a year, many of them African women and children.

  • UAM Ghana launches campaign to win the Africa Cup of Nations 2012 and the Fight to Eliminate Malaria

    Voices Bloggers

    Voices for a Malaria-Free Future

    The United Against Malaria (UAM) Partnership in Ghana being led by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Program Voices for a Malaria-free Future project, the National Malaria Control Program and the Ghana Football Association held a special media event in Accra as a prelude to Ghana’s attempt to win the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2012 tournament currently taking place in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea. In the photo to the right we see Ghana’s NMCP Manager launching the UAM Malaria-Safe Playbook.

  • UAM Champion: Librairie de France CEO Rene Yedieti

    Mr. Rene Yedieti, the CEO of the Librairie de France Groupe in Cote d’Ivoire, has been instrumental in recruiting public and private sector partners to the UAM campaign and to malaria control. For his efforts, he was awarded in November 2011 with the United Against Malaria Golden Boot.