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International Youth Day Join us and #DrawtheLine against Malaria

In 1999, the General Assembly endorsed the recommendation made by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth that 12 August be declared International Youth Day.

International Youth Day gives an opportunity to celebrate and mainstream young peoples’ voices, actions and initiatives, as well as their meaningful, universal and equitable engagement.

Today, the youth in Africa have been identified as a key stakeholder by both government and non-state agencies in the accelerated malaria fight due to their power to mobilize themselves, disseminate information and ability to hold leaders accountable. They are a key population who are over 845 million in Africa, dominating the global youth population that is approximated at 1.2 billion. This is massive and yet so powerful. They are the generation that can achieve #zeromalaria once and for all.

International Youth Day 2021 presents an important opportunity for the youth to raise their voices and call for more more action, innovation, and funding to fight the malaria disease burden. Likewise, it an opportunity for the young people to inspire their peers across the African continent and the globe to push for political action to end malaria within a generation.

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USE THE HASHTAGS👇🏿👇🏾👇🏽👇🏻

#INTERNATIONALYOUTHDAY #ZEROMALARIA #ZEROMALARIASTARTSWITHME #ENDMALARIA

DO THE MOSQUITO CLAP CHALLENGE 🦟👏🏿

When mosquitoes get in our faces, there is a swat or a clap we’ll do to get rid of them. International Afropop dancer and choreographer Ezinne Asinugo has turned this clap into an easy 4-step dance routine — the #MosquitoClapChallenge.

We’re inviting people everywhere to let the world hear loud and clear that in this new COVID world, we mustn’t take our eyes off the prize... Zero Malaria!

Film yourself or with friends doing the 4-step clap, write a caption to include #MosquitoClapChallenge and @ZeroMalaria, and ideally tag a friend or two! Post on TikTok or share your video across your favourite social media. 🤳🏿

USE THIS SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS WITH YOUR DANCE VIDEO🕺💃

How do you swat mosquitoes away? International Afropop dancer and choreographer Ezinne Asinugo has turned this simple action into an easy 4-step dance routine – the #MosquitoClapChallenge! Get involved and do the dance #ZeroMalariaStartswithMe

WATCH THE DANCE 👇🏿👇🏾👇🏽👇🏻

LEARN THE DANCE👇🏿👇🏾👇🏽👇🏻

DRAW THE LINE AGAINST MALARIA

We’re uniting to achieve zero malaria within a generation. Building on the pan-African Zero Malaria Starts With Me movement, that shows the power we each have to help end malaria. We’re asking people to join the fight using the universal visual language made of lines. Add your line to the ‘Muundo’ to demand action is taken.

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A deadly disease has been stealing our futures for far too long 🦟🌍 On #InternationalYouthDay we're standing up to demand action from our world leaders. Let's #DrawTheLine against malaria and end it within a generation➡️ zeromalaria.org

We are the generation that can end malaria 🚫🦟 By fighting this deadly disease we strengthen our health systems 🏥 and create a world that is safer for everyone. On #InternationalYouthDay, join us and #DrawTheLine against malaria➡️ zeromalaria.org

Virtual Intergenerational Dialogue

Title : ''Youth Innovation to Eliminate Malaria in Africa''

11 August 2021, 15:00-16:00hrs EAT

To commemorate International Youth Day 2021 , the African Leaders Malaria Alliance is hosting a Virtual Intergenerational Dialogue with the African Union Commission Youth Division, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Malaria No More UK and the RBM Partnership to End Malaria that shall take place on 11 August 2021 from 15:00-16:00hrs EAT.

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How can we invest in young people and innovation to #EndMalaria? 🦟 Make sure to join @_AfricanUnion, @ALMA_2030, @MalariaNoMoreUK and @EndMalaria for this special #InternationalYouthDay event! Taking place on Tuesday 11th, register here: https://bit.ly/2WNyqgr

It's time to amplify the voices of the next generation, 📣 who will be key to #EndMalaria! 🦟 Ahead of #InternationalYouthDay, join the inter-generation dialogues to find out more about the power young people hold. Sign up here: https://bit.ly/2WNyqgr

Call for ‘Youth Innovators to Eliminate Malaria in Africa’

An exciting opportunity for youth innovators across Africa and young Africans in the diaspora working on innovative ways to end malaria , the call for applications will be announced by the ALMA Youth Advisory Council, this competition aims to:

  • Recognize and amplify the innovative work by young people to end malaria in Africa.
  • Showcase best practices of youth innovators working to end malaria.
  • Connect the Youth Innovators to the African Union Youth Innovators Challenges.

Best submissions will receive

  • Connection to innovation incubators to refine their work.
  • Mentorship and connections with financing.Establish a database of young African's innovators in the field of Malaria.
  • Increase advocacy on malaria elimination through youth innovation.

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@ALMA_2030 is looking for young innovators to to #EndMalaria 🦟 in Africa. Through this competition, they aim to: 🔵Establish a database of young African innovators 🔵Increase advocacy on #malaria elimination. Think you've got what it takes? Find out more and join: https://bit.ly/3yAzXVk

Amplifying the incredible work African youth are doing to #EndMalaria 🦟, @ALMA_2030 is calling for young innovators to get involved and showcase the innovative work they are doing to help the world 🌍 reach #ZeroMalaria. Find out about the competition and sign up: https://bit.ly/3yAzXVk

JOIN THE RBM PARTNERSHIP'S YOUTH WORKSTREAM

The RBM Partnership to End Malaria Youth Workstream mission is to CONNECT - ACTIVATE - AMPLIFY youth voices to achieve progress towards malaria elimination by 2030. This mission will be achieved through networking, capacity building, constructive mentorship, community engagement and actions by youths to defeat the fight against malaria.

Are you interested in joining and getting involved with RBM Partnership Youth Workstream? Then kindly complete this application form and you will hear back from us soon.