Senegalese superstars, Viviane and Pape Diouf, took to the stage last night to celebrate their country’s success in the fight against malaria. The crowd went wild as Viviane pulled ministers and health officials to the stage in a reprise of Senegal’s malaria anthem.
Senegalese take action into their own hands. Last night the audience celebrated the leadership of one community in particular. In Thienaba, a village leader named El Hadj Diop mobilized a grassroots movement in response to the loss of his 12 year old daughter to malaria in 1999.