A pioneering online social networking approach to raising funds for health research in Africa

The Program
MalariaEngage – in partnership with the McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health and the National Institute for Medical Research in Tanzania – aims to increase the opportunities for people to help eradicate malaria by enabling them to support malaria researchers in developing countries.  Several projects, including how to improve the use of insecticide treated nets and the assessment of artemisinin drugs, have been established online, opening up a creative and engaging way for the vast global community to fight the battle against malaria.  

How You Can Get Involved
Donors have the option to support the anti-malaria campaign by contributing $10 or more to a specific project involving selected scientists in developing countries who are investigating ways to prevent and treat the disease.  Once donors have enlisted at they can interact with researchers and each other, obtain news and photos of both funded and proposed projects and read stories from the front lines in the war against malaria.  Donors can also encourage their friends to join the community of people who are committed to helping eradicate malaria through online social mediums such as Facebook.  

MalariaEngage is an innovative breakthrough in malaria philanthropy.  As malaria continues to remain a leading global issue, accounting for over 515 million infections and over million deaths each year, the time to act is now. 

To help find the answers to end this global health crisis, visit to make a donation and support malaria research in Africa, so developing world researchers can solve their own problems.


View the MalariaEngage Press Release

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