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Goal: 20,000 Progress: 13,510
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,

Petition Signatures


Sep 24, 2016 mary first Please help with the thousands of deaths a year, many of them young children in Africa that is caused by infections., it can be as tiny as a mosquito bite.
Sep 20, 2016 Marilyn Santos
Sep 19, 2016 Susan Gregoric
Sep 16, 2016 Ken stein
Sep 16, 2016 cindy stein
Sep 15, 2016 Robina Ingram-Rich
Sep 15, 2016 Raphaël PONCE
Sep 15, 2016 Edward Flounoy Jr
Sep 15, 2016 Gloriana Roig
Sep 15, 2016 Susan Lindsey
Sep 13, 2016 Kim Holec
Sep 9, 2016 Dana Nelson
Sep 9, 2016 Alice Belcher
Sep 7, 2016 Virginia Dempsey
Sep 4, 2016 Roxanne Pranger
Sep 1, 2016 (Name not displayed) Tell Obama to Further Support Studies on Malaria Vaccine Research!
Sep 1, 2016 Keith D'Alessandro
Sep 1, 2016 Beverly Leath
Aug 27, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Aug 22, 2016 Susan Brittain
Aug 22, 2016 bill smith
Aug 20, 2016 Sarina Mathis I bet we would be researching Malaria if it happened in America!
Aug 19, 2016 Mayara Andressa
Aug 9, 2016 Diana Noel-Labieniec
Aug 9, 2016 Diane Arnal
Jul 27, 2016 Karen Phillips
Jul 20, 2016 Elena Volodina
Jul 17, 2016 casey muhs
Jul 17, 2016 Marga Childs
Jul 17, 2016 Carole Kubik
Jul 16, 2016 Janet Solomon
Jul 16, 2016 Juanita Leone
Jul 13, 2016 Martha Kubik
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Jul 6, 2016 Margaret Randall
Jul 3, 2016 Deborah Swann
Jul 3, 2016 Christina Cipriano
Jun 26, 2016 Natalie Bieniarz
Jun 13, 2016 Kel Currah
Jun 12, 2016 Sherry Horne Taylor
Jun 12, 2016 Michael Lisle
Jun 10, 2016 Martine Macmillan
Jun 9, 2016 Dat Tran
Jun 6, 2016 Patrizia Lazzeri
May 20, 2016 Chere Conner
May 20, 2016 Esther Clayson
May 15, 2016 Rachel Rakaczky
May 15, 2016 Melinda Funk
May 15, 2016 Denise Cronin
May 13, 2016 Katelyn Christensen

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