TAF launches #ARAM to tackle malaria

TheatreMania Africa Festival (TAF), has announced plans to launch its advocacy initiative tagged: Africa Rise Against Malaria (#ARAM).

This is just as its ambassadors including Akin Lewis, Norbert Young, Doris Simeon, Owen Gee (Nigeria), Thandekile Grace Maseko, Sibongile Maria Phakathi (South Africa), Zani Michelle Chiumia a.k.a Zani Challe (Malawi) and Uncle Ebo Whyte (Ghana), will join other hundreds of theatre groups across Africa to support the campaign and create awareness.

They will intervene in the movement against malaria in five African countries as part of the buildup activities for the TAF March, 2017 event.

The CEO and co-founder of  TAF, Mr Alayande Stephen, said “according to the United Nations, every two minutes, a child dies from malaria. The Center for Disease Control And Prevention also states that 3.2 billion people live in areas at risk of malaria transmission in 106 countries and territories, putting Africa on the fore-front on that list.

“So, we at TheatreMania Africa thought to ourselves and said we have to contribute our quota to this effort; hence, we stepped up to tackle Malaria through our advocacy initiative christened Africa Rise Against Malaria (#ARAM).”