Monday, March 15, 2010

Goodwill Web 2.0 Style

Posted by Katie Noonan

Did you know that every 30 seconds a child dies of malaria?

Follow any of the United Nations Special Envoy for Malaria's 2010 Social Media Envoys on social networking sites such as Facebook or Twitter, and you'll learn simlarly sobering statistics as well as how you can help with intervention and aid efforts to reduce malaria-caused deaths in Africa.

According to the UN, "the Social Media Envoys have agreed to take one social action, such as a tweet on Twitter or wall post on Facebook, in support of malaria control each month for 12 consecutive months." The goal of the campaign is to provide insecticide-treated bed nets to Africans living in malaria-ridden regions.

Social Media Envoys were selected by the Special Envoy based upon the "influence, size and engagement of their Social Web and broadcast audiences."

World Malaria Day is on April 25, 2010. Click here for more information, or follow these 2010 Social Media Envoys to learn what you can do to help:

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