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Stars launch Power of the Voice film

Today, Malaria Must Die releases a brand new short film for the next exciting phase of our ambitious global campaign against malaria.

In the emotional new piece, British celebrities Hugh Laurie, Ncuti Gatwa, Emeli Sande, Peter Capaldi and Noma Dumezweni call for urgent action against malaria and promote the world’s first voice petition to end the disease.

The film highlights the power of the voice to bring about lasting positive change, featuring poignant and memorable footage of historical icons whose voices have changed the course of history – Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Emmeline Pankhurst and Martin Luther King. Together, these voices of the past and present unite to call for enduring global focus on malaria.

Each of the current-day personalities involved in the film has a personal link to malaria, and many have witnessed its devastation first-hand, inspiring them to speak out. British singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé said “On a recent trip to Uganda I was heartbroken to see young children fighting for their lives… This campaign gives us a chance to change lives for the better, let’s harness the positive energy we all have inside and speak out to defeat malaria forever.”

The film’s release is intended to inspire urgent public and political action to step up in the run up to a critical moment for determining funding in the malaria fight - the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Replenishment conference on 10 October in Lyon, France. There, the voices collected through the voice petition will be presented as a singular ‘roar’ – a piece of audio art showing leaders the strong public will to defeat malaria.


This campaign is your invitation to speak up and help save lives. With your voice, we can be the generation to end malaria forever

- English actress Noma Dumezweni