Zero Malaria: Change The Story
I was pleased to join Malaria No More UK, African Leaders Malaria Alliance and global health partners at #COP28 for a special pre-dinner reception at Goals House in Dubai which showcased a new campaign film directed by Grammy-award winner Meji Alabi, featuring Zero Malaria Ambassador David Beckham and Kenyan youth climate champion Ellyanne Wanjiku Chlystun Githae, with a special performance from Ugandan super-star children, The Ghetto Kids.
With global crises and growing threats, the fight against malaria, one of humankind’s oldest and deadliest diseases, is becoming more challenging. Climate change is making malaria harder to predict and control. Throughout the evening, I joined leaders, such as my longtime ally and sister, Joy Phumaphi to discuss and address malaria’s impact on human health when taking action to tackle climate change, particularly as it takes the life of a child every minute.
By sharing the human stories of children who are most impacted and highlighting the importance of creative communications and advocacy in overcoming the devastating impact of climate change on the spread of malaria, we can amplify our efforts to end the disease.
📷: Sam Churchill