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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. UNICEF reports that a child dies from malaria every 30 seconds[1]. It's a shocking statistic, especially when taken into account malaria is treatable. Unfortunately, half the world's population[2] 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. Worse, mosquitoes around the world are becoming increasingly resistant to the insecticides being used[3] - rendering this solution less effective over time.

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 Trump to give more support to preventing, treating, and curing malaria—a goal that, if realized, would save the lives of millions.

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Dear President Trump,

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 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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Jul 22, 2018 Kristi L. Meccia
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Jul 21, 2018 Georgia Koenig
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Jul 20, 2018 suzanne gaspar You have the ability to make an extraordinary difference!
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Jul 19, 2018 Chris Lykins
Jul 19, 2018 Katherine Barrett Zywan
Jul 19, 2018 Bonnie Helm Yes this needs to be supported
Jul 19, 2018 Danielle Osteen
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Jul 18, 2018 Tom Sunlake
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Jul 18, 2018 Sabrina Eckles
Jul 18, 2018 (Name not displayed) While our President wonders why so many people from "shithole" countries are coming here, maybe he should support efforts to improve the situation in those countries so that they won't feel the need to get out and come somewhere where they see hope.
Jul 18, 2018 Geraldine Ferguson
Jul 18, 2018 Michelle Angelini
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