Commitment to Action

United Against Malaria

Commitment by

PATH, United Nations Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

In 2009, United Against Malaria (UAM) committed to bring together soccer players, celebrities, health and advocacy organizations, governments, corporations, and the public to commit their personal and institutional power, assets, and relationships in the lead up to the World Cup 2010 in South Africa to engage new audiences and help accelerate progress against malaria. Specifically, UAM uses soccer, the world's most popular sport, to raise global awareness and renew worldwide commitment to prioritize and end malaria.
UAM has brought together a diverse group of public and private sector partners to work toward this common goal, generating significant momentum in endemic African countries, including innovative messaging, generation of political advocacy, and new partnerships to promote use of malaria tools. Successes build as UAM continues to focus on endemic countries in Africa, adding new partners as a public/private work stream of Roll Back Malaria and working towards keystone events such as the African Cup of Nations in 2012.

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Commitment

United Against Malaria

Launched

2009

Est. Duration

2 Years

Estimated Total Value

$8,000,000

Region

Africa, Asia

Countries

ANGOLA, ARMENIA, CAMEROON, COTE D'IVOIRE, GHANA, MALAWI, MALI, MOZAMBIQUE, NIGERIA, SENEGAL

Commitment by

PATH, United Nations Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

The Global Fund To Fight Aids, Tuberculosis And Malaria, Wasserman Media Group, Population Services International, Shoprite Holdings Ltd., MultiChoice LTD, One Campaign, Sumitomo Chemical, BBC Global News, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Roll Back Malaria Partnership, Sasol Limited, ESPN, Malaria No More, Fédération Internationale de Football Association, Friends of Africa International, Kentaro Inc., Major League Soccer, Vestergaard Frandsen Inc., United Nations, FC Barcelona