United against Malaria

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  • Malaria is a preventable and treatable disease, yet it kills a child every 30 seconds and nearly one million people each year.
  • United Against Malaria is a partnership of footballers, non-governmental organizations, foundations, governments, corporations and people like you who have joined forces ahead of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa to unite in the fight against malaria. By acting now, we can achieve unprecedented increases in mosquito net coverage across Africa to save millions of lives by the next World Cup in 2014. For just $10 or £5, less than the cost of a football/soccer ball, we can protect a mother and child for five years… (about 1/2).

Homepage;
About Malaria; Our Team; Join online; Press;
Address: United States against Malaria, 1800 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036
Contact: Dana Christiansen, 212-885-0359, e-mail.

About 2/2 UAM: … What is the role of United Against Malaria?    

  • Malaria can be stopped if we act NOW. Football stars, non-governmental organizations, foundations, governments, and corporations and people like you are joining forces ahead of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa to unite against malaria. By leveraging football/soccer, one of the most popular sports in the world, United Against Malaria aims to raise global awareness and renew worldwide commitment to ending malaria, as well as increase the use of prevention tools and malaria treatment in Africa.

Join our team to end malaria NOW.

Can we end deaths by malaria?

  • YES. Malaria is a preventable and treatable disease; for $10 or £5 you can protect a mother and child for up to five years. Simple tools like mosquito nets, effective medicines and safe indoor spraying can save lives. Further, progress toward developing malaria vaccines has accelerated greatly in recent years thanks to an increase in funding and awareness.
  • Success is within our grasp: In addition to more developed countries like the U.S., where malaria was eradicated in 1951, several African countries, such as Eritrea, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe and Zambia have demonstrated that it is possible to significantly reduce malaria-related morbidity and mortality. By acting now, we can achieve unprecedented increases in mosquito net coverage across Africa by 2010 and save millions of lives by the next World Cup in 2014.

Our goal is to catalyze football fans across the world to build support for the 2010 target of universal access to mosquito nets and malaria medicine in Africa, a crucial first step to reducing deaths to near zero by 2015, through:

  • Building political will and public support in developed countries to unite against malaria.
  • Strengthening political commitment by African leadership to prioritize malaria.
  • Increasing utilization of prevention tools and malaria treatment in Africa.

Malaria facts:

  • Malaria kills a child in Africa every 30 seconds and nearly one million people each year.
  • Worldwide, 3.3 billion people are at risk of malaria – that’s half of the world population.
  • 91%of malaria deaths occur in Africa; 85% of these are children under 5 years of age.
  • In addition to the death toll, malaria contributes to the cycle of poverty and limits economic development: Malaria costs Africa at least $12 billion in lost productivity every year.
  • 40% of African health expenditures are on malaria alone.

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