Malaria

David’s desert race for ONE: heat, humidity and 49km to run on Day 2

David’s desert race for ONE: heat, humidity and 49km to run on Day 2

David Barnard is a member of ONE’s Africa Policy Advisory Board and the Vice-President, Africa, of TechSoup. From 14-18 November he’s taking on an incredible challenge: the Ultra AFRICA Race in Burkina Faso. Over 5 days he will be running 213km / 132 miles – a marathon a day – carrying everything he needs on his ba......

Introducing Friends Africa, Nigeria: 2013 ONE Africa Award Finalists

The ONE Africa Award is an annual $100,000 USD prize which celebrates the innovations and progress being made by African civil society towards achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.  We are excited to announce our six finalists for 2013, and this blog series looks at the remarkable work of each organisation. Fri......

Putting science at the service of humanity

Our guest blogger today is South African recording-artist and Roll Back Malaria Goodwill Ambassador Yvonne Chaka Chaka. Follow Yvonne on Twitter.  This piece originally appeared on The Huffington Post.  Singers like me don’t often go to scientific conferences. Science and singing seem as far removed from each other ......

Yvonne Chaka Chaka: ‘This is personal’

Our guest blogger today is Yvonne Chaka Chaka – Musician, UNICEF & Rollback Malaria Goodwill Ambassador, and Millennium Development Goal Envoy. Follow Yvonne on Twitter. As UNICEF’s Goodwill Ambassador against Malaria, I know first hand the pain associated with losing a loved one from this completely preventable d......

How winning the ONE Africa Award 2012 changed our organisation

Our guest blogger today is Fogué Foguito, Executive Director of Positive-Generation in Cameroon. The organisation won the ONE Africa Award of $100,000 in 2012.  Applications are now open for the 2013 awards. Since winning the ONE Africa Award in 2012, we have been able to grow our activities and reach many more people liv......

Yvonne Chaka Chaka records ‘Hearts on Fire’ in support of malaria

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRxs87SUYfk This World Malaria Day, the incredible Yvonne Chaka Chaka is supporting United Against Malaria and The Princess of Africa Foundation with a special download of the song Hearts on Fire.  You might have seen her perform it when she closed out the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations here in Joh......

Join our Google+ Hangout on World Malaria Day

World Malaria Day is on Thursday 25 April, we’re marking it by inviting you to our Google+ Hangout where you can hear first hand from the people who dedicate their lives to fighting malaria around the world. If no have no idea what a Google+ Hangout is and are about to click away, WAIT! It’s…...

Africa Kicks Malaria: How football stars are outscoring malaria

Guest blog post from Malaria No More. Last summer the Confederation of African Football endorsed United Against Malaria partnership – of which Malaria No More is a key member – as a premier social cause of the most-followed events in Africa: the 2013 Cup of Nations (AFCON) football tournament. The most revered cha......

A Bracelet for a Net: Using Merchandise to Eliminate Malaria

The following is a guest blog from Noella Moshi, United Against Malaria Malaria kills nearly 700,000 people every year and costs sub-Saharan Africa up to 12 billion dollars in economic productivity, foreign investment, tourism and trade each year. It’s a huge barrier to economic development in affected countries and has lif......

Fighting Malaria, One RDT at A Time

Guest blog post by Jessie Seiler from Stomping Out Malaria in Africa World Malaria Day is today, April 25, which means that Christmas has come in the springtime for those of us working to fight this disease. From Atlanta to Maputo, D.C. to Dakar, New York City to Phnom Penh, we’re looking around at the…...

Confederation of African Football Endorses United Against Malaria

David Kyne, campaign manager of United Against Malaria, explains how African football is taking a stand against malaria. ONE is a founding partner of United Against Malaria. During the final week of the 2012 Orange Africa Cup of Nations, the continent’s premier football championship, the Confederation of African Footbal......

Interview: Dr. Lusingu talks about malaria vaccine trials in Tanzania

After speaking with Dr. Loucq about the exciting development of the malaria vaccine through the PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI), we were thrilled to talk to Dr. John Lusingu, a malaria vaccine researcher at an MVI trial site in Tanzania. Dr. Lusingu discussed the devastating impact of malaria in his community and ongoin......