Launched in 2015, Football Combating Malaria (FCM) is an awareness campaign to increase the use of prevention and treatment tools for malaria. Implemented by Speak Up Africa in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social action through the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) with the financial support of Aspire Academy and the Leo Messi foundation.

It aims to build capacity in communities across Senegal by training “community champions” on malaria prevention and treatment.


  1. Bring 80% of the population to sleep under long-lasting insecticide treated mosquito nets (LLIN).

  2. Provide the health system with a community of committed actors to the elimination of malaria in Senegal and to improving the wellbeing of their communities. 

  3. Increase populations’ knowledge on malaria and the use of long-lasting insecticide mosquito nets.

  4. Protect children from malaria through the distribution of Leo Messi branded LLINs in elementary schools across Senegal.