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Goal: 20,000 Progress: 13,610
Sponsored by: The Child Health Site

It's hard to believe that something as simple as a mosquito bite has caused the death of millions of people. Yet, each year, millions of people—especially those living in sub-Saharan Africa—contract malaria, the aggressive parasitic disease transmitted to people by infected mosquitoes. The World Health Organization reports that a child dies from malaria every 30 seconds. It's a shocking statistic, especially when taken into account malaria is treatable. Unfortunately, half the world's population is at risk of contracting the disease, and far too many of them are killed by it yearly.

Steps have been made to battle the spread of the disease in those parts of the world where it is most prevalent. Aid groups distribute insecticidal nets to keep mosquitoes away from people at night and even fumigate people's homes. These efforts have no doubt alleviated the issue in some ways, but they ultimately don't address the root of the problem, nor do they protect the citizens of these countries once they step outside their homes.

If researchers are to succeed in stopping the spread of malaria, they need the support of health organizations and the governments of the world.

Tell President Obama to lend more support to the cause of preventing, treating, and curing malaria—a goal that, if realized, would save the lives of millions.

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Dear President Obama,

Malaria infections cause thousands of deaths a year, many of them young children in Africa whose immune systems were not well-equipped to handle aggressive infections. Since 2006, the number of deaths has dropped thanks to the immense efforts of aid and health organizations.

However, millions of people are still affected by this disease each year, which means the efforts toward eradicating it must only intensify.

Please increase your efforts to bring the scourge of malaria in the developing world to an end. Give everyone at risk the chance not only to survive, but also to thrive, free of the fear their lives may be cut short by something as tiny as a mosquito bite.

Sincerely,

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Dec 4, 2016 Susan Kuehnling
Dec 4, 2016 libby. Berman
Nov 30, 2016 Pamela Perry
Nov 30, 2016 Michael Schimmel
Nov 30, 2016 Carole Shelton Eradicate this disease!!
Nov 30, 2016 Mark Phinney
Nov 30, 2016 Andy Murphy
Nov 24, 2016 Sissel Frettim
Nov 23, 2016 Leslie Pfost
Nov 23, 2016 Chris Mccormick
Nov 19, 2016 Averill Waterhouse
Nov 10, 2016 Thao Vu
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Oct 31, 2016 Paula Lewis
Oct 31, 2016 Bo Knep
Oct 25, 2016 Angel Light
Oct 25, 2016 Manuel Davila Rodriguez
Oct 24, 2016 Shawn Rodriguez
Oct 24, 2016 Fournier Fernande
Oct 23, 2016 Sharon Sutton
Oct 22, 2016 Erin Cromer
Oct 20, 2016 Clifton McMillan Jr
Oct 19, 2016 OLGA COTTO
Oct 19, 2016 Susan Ellis
Oct 19, 2016 OSVALDO TOMAS
Oct 19, 2016 Patricia Nye
Oct 18, 2016 Shelley Staples
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Oct 18, 2016 Donna Selquist
Oct 16, 2016 nathalie fromont
Oct 16, 2016 Kym DuPont
Oct 16, 2016 Anthony Hostetter
Oct 13, 2016 Cindy austin
Oct 13, 2016 WILLIAM GRIFFITHS
Oct 13, 2016 Kathy Cook
Oct 12, 2016 Nicholin Wagner Quackenbush
Oct 12, 2016 Julia Koch Thank you, President Obama, for everything you've done during your time in office. If you can see your way to devote more time to this issue, please do so. Best wishes to you and your family!
Oct 12, 2016 janice Wolbach
Oct 12, 2016 Jane Ahrens
Oct 12, 2016 ROSALIND WILTON
Oct 12, 2016 Nicole Montgomery
Oct 12, 2016 Cecilia Ferrufino
Oct 12, 2016 R. C. Wilson
Oct 12, 2016 Candace Niccolson
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Oct 12, 2016 PL Derickson
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Oct 12, 2016 Patrik Löfgren
Oct 12, 2016 Patricia Reyes
Oct 12, 2016 Susan Jacobs

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