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Goal: 20,000 Progress: 13,249
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

Oct 1, 2015 Christina Rossi-Schede
Sep 29, 2015 June Graham
Sep 28, 2015 Patricia Mullen
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Sep 20, 2015 Susan Martin
Sep 15, 2015 Shea L. Hales
Sep 14, 2015 Cheryl Fanson
Sep 14, 2015 Claire Sands-Sullivan
Sep 9, 2015 Darlene Furrow
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Sep 4, 2015 Mel Culligan
Sep 3, 2015 Bernice Wise
Aug 29, 2015 Marianne Bradley
Aug 29, 2015 Eloise Van Biljon
Aug 28, 2015 Anna Arguello
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Aug 28, 2015 Diane Erwin
Aug 26, 2015 Donna Daniels-Hall
Aug 26, 2015 Martha High Vaccinations save lives....please help.
Aug 26, 2015 Paige Garberding
Aug 26, 2015 Jan Kuhl-Urbach I am STILL a big supporter of your Presidency. I think you have endeavored to accomplish great things (despite congressional idiocy) and are attempting to cram much into your "last days". Please consider this cause and elevate it into priority position.
Aug 26, 2015 Yasiu Kruszynski
Aug 26, 2015 Jennifer McCabe
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Aug 26, 2015 sharon klakken
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Aug 26, 2015 Joann Hess
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Aug 26, 2015 Teena Murdoch
Aug 26, 2015 Andres Baca
Aug 26, 2015 Matthew Boruta
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Aug 26, 2015 Beatrice Costagliola
Aug 26, 2015 Deborah Crowell
Aug 26, 2015 Arthur Mensor What needs to be said? Do the right thing here to save lives.
Aug 26, 2015 Karen Burke
Aug 26, 2015 Tihana Petrac Matijevic
Aug 26, 2015 chris andersen
Aug 26, 2015 Karen Williams
Aug 26, 2015 Abigail Connors
Aug 26, 2015 Brenda Webster
Aug 26, 2015 Patti Smith
Aug 26, 2015 Michelle Miller
Aug 26, 2015 Linda Weaver
Aug 26, 2015 Donna Frye
Aug 26, 2015 Esther Robinson
Aug 26, 2015 Gerald Wilkins
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Aug 26, 2015 Valerie Gutteridge
Aug 26, 2015 Duane Davis

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