African leaders met today in Uganda to talk about how they can make more progress in the fight against malaria. Find out more about the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) at alma2015.org and read more about their review on the progress of malaria control. Part of the leaders’ meeting was streamed live on the web for the first time.
Youssou N’Dour, one of the most celebrated African musicians in history played for one night only at London’s Barbican last night. Youssou is on the Board for Malaria No More and took time out from promoting his new album to talk about how he is using world music to educate people about malaria prevention in Africa and to raise awareness about malaria in the UK & US. Youssou’s interview ran this morning on BBC Radio four’s flagship programme; Today. Listen again to the interview.
Harry Yirrell died in 2005 from malaria, since then his Mum, Jo (my Auntie) has been campaigning to rid the world of malaria. It is five years this month since we lost Harry and in his memory I chose Malaria No More UK as one of the our charities when I decided to swim the channel with some friends.
We have been contacted by news agencies in response to the sad news that Cheryl Cole (nee Tweedy) has apparently contracted malaria while travelling in Tanzania. We are really sorry to hear Ms Cole is unwell and wish her a very speedy recovery.
Ghana’s heroic achievement in becoming only the third African team to reach the quarter finals of the World Cup is not only a triumph for African football but also for the fight against malaria on the continent. The Ghana Football Association has been one of the strongest supporters of the United Against Malaria (UAM) campaign in the months leading up to the World Cup. When not making history on the pitch, the national squad has been actively involved promoting action to consign malaria to history in Africa.