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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.

To help fight malaria by supporting UAM, download "Hearts on Fire" on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon today.

To watch the original performance, check out this video from the Africa Cup of Nations closing ceremony.

Yvonne has long used her voice to fight disease and social injustice. Ahead of World Malaria Day 2013, she published an editorial in the Huffington Post, urging African leaders to "make good on promises to invest in health" by supporting the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Through sales of its colorful beaded bracelets, UAM has also contributed to the Global Fund, about $620,000 to date.  

Voices for a Malaria-Free Future is grateful to Yvonne for her bringing her talents and influence to the fight against malaria. Yvonne, we thank you!

To learn more about Yvonne Chaka Chaka, please visit her profile on our UAM Champions page

 

 

 

 

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