His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta launched the Kenya Malaria Youth Army (KeMYA) on July 2021 as a bold and ambitious agenda by H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta – the chair of African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) to eliminate malaria in Africa. This social movement engages young people from all the 47 counties in Kenya to champion malaria control and elimination in the country. Until this writing, the #MalariaYouthArmyChampions Twibbonize has obtained almost 2 thousand supporters.
Through this Twibbonize invites young African leaders across Africa and the diaspora to support this innovation to fight malaria and improve access to universal healthcare. In line with the vision of ALMA which is aligned with the African Union’s Agenda 2063, the African Union’s Catalytic Framework to End AIDS, TB and Eliminate Malaria in Africa by 2030, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, ALMA seeking volunteers across Africa to serve as Malaria Youth Army Champions. The selected Malaria Youth Army Champions share their photo framed with this Twibbonize with an easy way to create and the caption provided on Twibbonize.
#MalariaYouthArmyChampions by Njambi Muruku
Who is in the Kenya Malaria Youth Army? The Army gathers young people aged 15 to 35 who will draw its membership from existing youth platforms, including youth groups, youth alliances, youth councils, youth societies, and youth associations in Kenya. Kenya Malaria Youth Army is welcome for students, young professionals, young leaders in the political realm, public service and the private sectors, and any other young persons willing to volunteer their time towards the malaria fight.
According to alma2030.org, Kenya is the first country in Africa and the world that launch a national malaria youth army. Youth who contribute to support this social movement are those who play an essential role in driving gains towards better health and wellbeing for all.