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April 2013

  • Ahead of World Malaria Day, GRA launches Malaria Safe strategy

    Just days before World Malaria Day, the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) launched its 2013-2015 Malaria Control Strategy and Action Plan at an exciting event at Koforidua in Eastern Ghana. The company aims to reduce its malaria-related absenteeism rate of 25% among its 7,000 workers.

  • On World Malaria Day, Ivorian partners lead the fight

    Telecom company MTN, together with United Against Malaria Partners JHU-CCP, Unicef, and Speak Up Africa, developed a mini-campaign in April 2012 to help promote the consistent use of insecticide-treated bednets.  One year later, MTN has relaunched the campaign, including this video in French, to celebrate World Malaria Day 2013. 

  • World Malaria Day is here. Are you wearing your UAM bracelet?

    What's the most powerful tool to protect a child from malaria?

    There are many: long-lasting insecticide-treated bednets, rapid diagnostic tests, artemisinin-based combination therapies, and antenatal care for pregnant women. But for World Malaria Day (April 25), there's a tool that's both powerful and simple, the United Against Malaria bracelet--and it's one of the easiest ways to raise funds for malaria control efforts in Africa.

  • Wanna dance? Download "Hearts on Fire" on iTunes to support United Against Malaria!

    The music sizzles through the stadium. The beat pulses across the pitch. In South Africa, United Against Malaria Champion Yvonne Chaka Chaka is fighting malaria through music, and the fans love it. The South African superstar performed her malaria anthem "Hearts on Fire" during the UAM celebration at the 2013 Orange Africa Cup of Nations closing ceremony in Johannesburg, together with African singers and dancers. The new song is available for purchase, with proceeds benefitting UAM and Princess of Africa Foundation.

  • UAM Champion: Yvonne Chaka Chaka

    For renowned singer-songwriter and United Against Malaria champion Yvonne Chaka Chaka, one of the most powerful weapons in the fight against malaria is the human voice. In February 2013, the South African superstar performed her malaria anthem "Hearts on Fire" during the closing ceremony of the Africa Cup of Nations—the continent’s premier tournament—to raise awareness and support for ending malaria.