In conjunction with the FIFA Congress 2013 being held in Mauritius this month, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) renewed its long-term commitment to the fight against malaria by signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to designate the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership’s United Against Malaria (UAM) campaign as one of the social causes for future football tournaments, including the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
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.
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.
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.