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April 2012

  • African Union Recognizes World Malaria Day, Endorses UAM Campaign

    This year, the African Union Commission recognized World Malaria Day, April 25, calling on Heads of State and Governments to meet the Abuja targets to eliminate and eventually eradicate malaria from Africa. "This is feasible as malaria is preventable, easy to diagnose and treat successfully, which entails collective efforts by stakeholders at Member State level and further development of partnerships by the UN family, other international organizations and initiatives, together with African continental and regional groupings," according to a press release from the AU Commissioner of Social Affairs, Her Excellency Bience Gawanas.

  • Uniting to defeat Africa’s biggest killer: Global campaign against malaria also creates opportunities for South African township communities

    In the run-up to World Malaria Day on 25 April 2012, the South African division of the global partnership, United Against Malaria (UAM), is intensifying fundraising efforts to purchase life-saving mosquito nets and reduce malaria deaths to zero.

  • Confederation of African Football Names United Against Malaria an Official Social Program of 2013 African Cup of Nations


  • Ahead of World Malaria Day, African Private Sector Partners Help Voices Fight Malaria


    Voices for a Malaria-Free Future has demonstrated that the private sector is a necessary partner in the fight against malaria. Recent efforts in Ghana, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda demonstrate the need for broad alliances if Voices ambitious goals are to be met.


    Voices organizes summit to support Affordable Medicine Facility in Ghana


  • UAM Champion: Ghana Football Association President Kwesi Nyantakyi

    Ghana Football Association (GFA) president and Confederation of African Football (CAF) executive committee member Kwesi Nyantakyi has championed the United Against Malaria (UAM) campaign since its inception in 2009, bringing visibility to a deadly disease that is responsible for 22 percent of deaths in children under the age of five in Ghana. During the qualifying games of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the Ghana Black Stars, played Mali in a match dedicated to the fight against malaria, with oversized mosquito nets hanging in the stadium and UAM messaging on the field.