April 25th, 2014

About Us

Mob Malaria is a global, student-run project to raise awareness of malaria and its eradication efforts through fun.

A winning proposal of the Harvard Defeating Malaria Competition, Mob Malaria is currently funded and sponsored by the Harvard Defeating Malaria Initiative, the MCJ Amelior Foundation, Malaria No More, and the UN Envoy for Malaria. The initiative rests on the idea that awareness is the first step toward change, and fun is a first step toward awareness. After all, if we can do incredible and ridiculous things for fun, why can't we do them for good?

This is our chance to Mob Malaria, a global disease that is both preventable and treatable, yet still kills millions.

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Our Story

Mob Malaria began the fall of 2013, when freshmen Stephen Turban and Lily Zhang met to participate in the Harvard Defeating Malaria Challenge. The pair kept coming back to the same question: How do you get a campaign for malaria to go viral? They realized that it’s not that people don’t care about malaria--they generally do--it’s just that not many people will go out of their way to do something for malaria.

But a lot of people will go out of their way to have fun.

So why not combine the two?

The idea at first seems counterintuitive: after all, what is fun about a disease that kills? True, the issue itself is heavy, but Stephen and Lily argue a campaign around it need not be. This is where Mob Malaria comes in. Traditional campaigns focus on tragedy; Mob Malaria focuses on fun. This is a new type of awareness campaign: one that is not only memorable, but shareable.


The Video

The Audio Files

Below are links to the audio files.
US File
mobbers have downloaded this audio file. This audio can also be streamed on SoundCloud.

Zimbabwe File
Zimbabwean mobbers have downloaded this audio file.



How to Get Involved

Want to join the fight against malaria? Go to our Donate page to see some top malaria non-profits. Or, share our video to spread awareness of this preventable and treatable disease!

Want to create your own Mob Malaria? Download our audio file at our The Video page. If you have any questions about implementing your own mob, contact Mob Malaria at Be sure to send any pictures or footage of your event!

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