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Goal: 20,000 Progress: 13,458
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.


Petition Signatures

Apr 28, 2016 Irene Stewart
Apr 28, 2016 Nélia Camara
Apr 21, 2016 Garry Lough
Apr 20, 2016 catherine anderson
Apr 19, 2016 Vivien Wass
Apr 18, 2016 Mark Turner
Apr 18, 2016 Cheryl-Ann Weekes
Apr 16, 2016 (Name not displayed)
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Apr 16, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 15, 2016 Julie Textor
Apr 13, 2016 Joni Mueller United we stand.
Apr 13, 2016 Dorothy Mori
Apr 12, 2016 Chrystelle Quebriac
Apr 12, 2016 David Mowry
Apr 12, 2016 C E Moore
Apr 12, 2016 Shannon Hunt
Apr 12, 2016 Lorraine Costea
Apr 12, 2016 CORI CAMPBELL
Apr 12, 2016 (Name not displayed) Malaria should be stopped cuz its dangerous for people.
Apr 12, 2016 Susan Schueller
Apr 12, 2016 Michele Mika
Apr 12, 2016 bri ericksen
Apr 12, 2016 Maria-Eugenia Mendoza-Garrido
Apr 12, 2016 Agnieszka Gocek
Apr 12, 2016 Cynthia Riedl
Apr 12, 2016 Monika Selluski
Apr 12, 2016 Irene Lutz
Apr 12, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 12, 2016 Jim Coleman
Apr 12, 2016 bridget burrows
Apr 12, 2016 Erica Ritter
Apr 12, 2016 Lulu Ercole-Musso
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Apr 12, 2016 lori steimel
Apr 12, 2016 Samantha Honowitz
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Apr 12, 2016 milea vivi
Apr 12, 2016 Colleen Drafton
Apr 12, 2016 Georgan Gregg
Apr 12, 2016 Donita Lowrey
Apr 12, 2016 Ana Coelho
Apr 12, 2016 Lisa Shantz
Apr 12, 2016 Paula Shafransky
Apr 12, 2016 Livia Preda
Apr 12, 2016 robert swift
Apr 12, 2016 Janet Daley if you can take care of Malaria, Zika will follow...xo
Apr 12, 2016 MaryEdna Salvi This is something we can do and must do..
Apr 12, 2016 Jackie Bade
Apr 12, 2016 Susan Karolyi Forget your polictics and do the right thing.

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