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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 over 1.5 million people in 2008 and 2009, combined. 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—over 700,000 people in 2008 alone—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,

In 2006, there were 247 million cases of malaria reported—infections that caused nearly one million deaths, many of them young children in Africa whose immune systems were not well-equipped to handle aggressive infections. In the years since, the number 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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Oct 16, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 16, 2014 Gina Freitas
Oct 16, 2014 Gloria Carlton
Oct 14, 2014 Frieda Robinson
Oct 14, 2014 L X
Oct 12, 2014 Kale Bill
Oct 9, 2014 Anke Dam
Oct 7, 2014 Cassandra Italio Love thy neighbor!
Oct 5, 2014 karen watton
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Oct 1, 2014 Jean Langford
Sep 30, 2014 d Coty
Sep 30, 2014 jocelyne fazekas
Sep 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 30, 2014 Anastasia Lamers
Sep 30, 2014 James McQuillan Start using DDT. DDT never caused any deaths but the doing away with it on the basis of an unsubstiantiatrd book is unconscionable.
Sep 30, 2014 Dorothy Huebner
Sep 29, 2014 Melissa Kizior
Sep 29, 2014 bernard honig
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Sep 28, 2014 Dottie Viar
Sep 28, 2014 Lani Porter When one child dies every 30 seconds from malaria it is horrifying. Please increase your efforts to stop malaria. There are ways to limit this already but research can find a way to stop it. Please don't stop!
Sep 28, 2014 Deborah Durante
Sep 27, 2014 Dawn Williams
Sep 27, 2014 Joanne Barrett
Sep 27, 2014 Kathleen Duason
Sep 27, 2014 Alice Artzt
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Sep 27, 2014 Dawn Bowers
Sep 27, 2014 Andrew Deakin
Sep 27, 2014 Ale Meijide
Sep 26, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 26, 2014 Cynthia Hammell
Sep 26, 2014 Tom Schoenherr
Sep 26, 2014 elizabeth heidler Please increase funding to end malaria.
Sep 26, 2014 Britney Bergum
Sep 26, 2014 cynthia sloan
Sep 25, 2014 Sharon Sutton
Sep 25, 2014 Tammy Boykin
Sep 25, 2014 Jürgen Breu
Sep 25, 2014 Britney Bergum
Sep 25, 2014 Karen Paradiso
Sep 25, 2014 davean figueroa
Sep 25, 2014 Susanne Schmelzer
Sep 25, 2014 donielle joslyn
Sep 24, 2014 Vikki Fielden My address is in the UK, but I'm a US voter, and want to be proud that my home country is generous enough to act in the face of such unnecessary suffering and death.
Sep 24, 2014 Timothy Spong
Sep 24, 2014 Jose Avetikyan
Sep 24, 2014 Alisa Adobajor

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