A stellar cast of global stars has joined forces with malaria champions, scientists, advocates, and front-line health workers to turn the pressure up and draw the line against malaria in a new film
The fast-paced film is part of the global Zero Malaria Starts With Me movement that is out to deliver an urgent message.
With malaria deaths at their highest for nearly a decade, we need world leaders to increase their investments to the malaria fight. This message comes ahead of two game-changing summits of leaders, in Kigali in June and the Seventh Global Fund Replenishment conference in the autumn.
The film stars malaria champion David Beckham and FC Barcelona striker Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, as well as marathon world record-holder Eliud Kipchoge and Afropop singer Yemi Alade. They stand alongside scientists, health workers and advocates who are on the frontline of the malaria fight.
In the Behind The Scenes film, you can discover all of their stories and how with new and existing tools – such as testing, bed nets, and vaccines - we can end this disease within a generation. we just need the will and determination from our world leaders.
This new chapter of the Draw The Line campaign aims to turn up the pressure on world leaders to commit to ending malaria at the Kigali Summit and investing funds totaling US$18 billion through the Global Fund.
Accounting for over half of global funding to end malaria, a fully replenished Global Fund is projected to enable countries and partners to reduce malaria deaths by 62%, treat 550 million malaria cases, and eliminate malaria from six more countries by 2026.
By uniting the world behind the youth-led Draw The Line campaign we can help unlock the potential of a Zero Malaria world, that will save millions of lives, strengthen global health systems and protect us all against future pandemics.