March 7, 2006
UN, NY team, hedge fund chiefs attack malaria
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations, the New York
Knicks basketball team and hedge fund executives announced on
Tuesday a global "Dunk Malaria" campaign to combat the deadly
The organizers (http://www.dunkmalaria.org/) are asking
sports fans, students and others around the world to dunk a
ball through a hoop of any kind to get people thinking about
malaria and help raise some of the hundreds of millions of
dollars needed annually to save lives.
disease transmitted by mosquitoes. Some 90 percent of victims
are under 5 and most of them live in Africa.