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Malaria Youth Summit: Nairobi

July 19th, 2011 | 1 comment

On Wednesday 14th July the Me and My Net team held a Malaria Youth Summit in Nairobi.

The Summit took place at Malezi School and involved 30 young students (aged 11-14). They debated the challenges of Malaria and were given the chance to respond creatively, by designing a bed net awareness campaign aimed at their peers.

Students came up with this Communiqué and presented it to attending Commonwealth High Commissioners, malaria and education NGO representatives and malaria health experts. Comment below to let us know what you think!

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World Malaria Day 2011

April 27th, 2011 | 1 comment

A photo of three girls under a mosquito net.

Monday 25th April was World Malaria Day. Celebrated every year, and instituted by the World Health Assembly at its 60th session in 2007, this day commemorates the world’s efforts to control malaria. The theme of the 4th World Malaria day was ‘Achieving Progress and Impact’, and it heralded the international community’s renewed efforts towards zero malaria deaths by 2015. Half of the world’s population was at risk from malaria in 2009, so this goal is ambitious, but one that NGOs, politicians, religious leaders, and civil society showed its commitment to on Monday. Click here to read the news and views from this year’s World Malaria Day.

If you’d like to have your say in the global fight against malaria, be sure to enter the Me and My Net competition. Click here for all the info.

Footballers vs. Malaria

April 1st, 2011 | 0 comments

Joseph Yobo is a Nigerian footballer who plays for Fenerbahce S.K., Everton and Nigeria’s national team.

Stephane M’Bia is a Cameroonian footballer who plays for the French club Olympique Marseille.

What do you think of these videos?
How do you think role models can encourage young people to use mosquito nets?
What is being done about the fight against malaria in your country?
Why doesn’t everyone at risk use a mosquito net?

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