Top SA singer urges transparent management of malaria funds

31 Oct 2006
Angola Press Agency
Top South African singer, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, who last week joined 30 other African UN gooodwill ambassadors at a World Bank Roll Back Malaria Partnership event, has called for greater transparency and public accountability in the management of funds being used to combat malaria.

"I have been all over Africa and it is clear we must work together. No African country can achieve rapid scale-up on their own," said Chaka Chaka who is also the UNICEF regional goodwill ambassador for Malaria

On her way to New York to take part in the Youth United Against Malaria Concert, part of a three-day United Nations Global Youth Leadership summit, Chaka Chaka thanked host World Bank president, Paul D. Wolfowitz, for his leadership on malaria and requested his continued support in the fight against the disease.

The goodwill ambassadors, she said, have committed themselves to be soldiers in the fight against malaria, to improve infrastructure, ensure accountability, and stop losing 3000 African children a day to a preventable and treatable disease.

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