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.
Herbert Zake is the head of corporate affairs at Standard Chartered Bank Uganda, which has 11 branches and 600 employees in the country. He is an active champion of the United Against Malaria (UAM) campaign and a committee member of the Private Sector Health Common Fund for maternal and child health in Uganda.
Public-private partnerships form a critical piece of successful malaria control efforts in Ghana. This year United Against Malaria partner Volta River Authority (VRA), a hydroelectric power supplier, is collaborating with local health officials to distribute long-lasting insecticide treated nets in communities where it operates.