Twelve-year-old Ugandan soccer star and malaria survivor Charles Ssali, together with Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber, is making a stop in New York today to formally launch the United Against Malaria campaign in the United States. Starting with a breakfast event in Times Square, Ssali will be welcomed to the United Nations by avid soccer fan, Deputy Secretary-General Dr. Asha-Rose Migiro.This initiative is a partnership that aims to harness the popularity of soccer and the excitement leading up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup South AfricaTM as a way to raise global awareness and build worldwide commitment to ending malaria, as well as increase the use of prevention tools and malaria treatment in Africa.
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