United Against Malaria
Malaria No More is a part of the winning team in the fight against malaria
On November 10th, United Against Malaria launched in the U.S. with a sports-themed breakfast at the ESPN Zone in Times Square. Malaria partners, soccer leaders and United Against Malaria Champions joined together to welcome Charles Ssali, our global ambassador and youth soccer player from Uganda. The discussion, led by Fox Soccer Channel's Max Bretos, showed how important teamwork is for the fight against malaria and how, together, we can use the power of soccer to help win the fight against malaria. Check back here for updates!
Join the team at United Against Malaria by signing the virtual ball and becoming a supporter of the campaign. Also, follow United Against Malaria on Twitter, fan them on Facebook and check out the latest in news and updates from our efforts at the United Against Malaria website.
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, less than the cost of a soccer ball, we can protect a mother and child for five years.
Malaria No More and Soccer: FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona lives up to its motto "More Than a Club" through Barça's generous support of Malaria No More's efforts to end malaria deaths. The team's support has ranged from helping distribute nets on-the-ground in Africa to carrying malaria messaging onto the field with them as part of their partnership. Now they're building on their leadership by joining the United Against Malaria campaign.
Foes on the Field but United Against Malaria
July 31, 2009, Major League Soccer's LA Galaxy welcomed Barça to the United States with partners from throughout the soccer world to announce their commitment to United Against Malaria. New United Against Malaria Champions were also announced, adding the support of Tim Leiweke (President and CEO of AEG), Don Garber (Commissioner of Major League Soccer) and Joan Laporta (President of FC Barcelona). LA Galaxy star Landon Donovan announced that he will be a United Against Malaria Captain.
August 1, 2009, FC Barcelona kicked off their U.S. Summer Tour in Los Angeles with a winning game against the LA Galaxy. To help raise awareness about the campaign, Barça players took to the field in United Against Malaria t-shirts and the crowd of 90,000 watched the United Against Malaria video that played overhead on the stadium's jumboTron.