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What is malaria? | What is the Malaria Safe Playbook? | What is United Against Malaria?


What is malaria?
Malaria is the opponent in a game of life and death that no one should have to play. An infectious disease transmitted by the Anopheles mosquito, malaria affects 3.3 billion people around the world, resulting in an estimated 655,000 deaths annually. Whereas most of these deaths occur in sub-Saharan Africa, there’s an urgent need across the African continent for dedicated players, good equipment, and winning strategies to stop this preventable and treatable disease.

What is the Malaria Safe Playbook?
The United Against Malaria partnership has assembled a collection of resources and best practices from key players in the field to encourage even more organizations to tackle malaria as a critical development issue. We call this resource guide the Malaria Safe Playbook for the UAM partnership. “Malaria Safe” refers to actions that lead to a future free of malaria, such as mosquito net distributions and education workshops for employees and company health workers.

What is United Against Malaria?
United Against Malaria is a partnership that aims to build support for universal access to mosquito nets and malaria medicine in Africa—a critical first step toward eliminating malaria deaths by 2015—using people’s passion for football as a catalyst. We achieve our aims by building political will and public support in developed countries to unite against malaria, by strengthening the political commitment of African leaders to prioritize malaria, and by increasing the use of prevention tools and malaria treatment in Africa.

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