Today is World Malaria Day and I want to encourage you to take action.
Did you know that malaria is among the leading causes of child death globally, causing more than 2,000 child deaths per day? That means that a child dies every 45 seconds of malaria. Nearly 90% of those deaths occur in Africa. In fact, in sub-Saharan Africa, it is the second leading cause of death for children.
Malaria can be prevented and treated using inexpensive, proven interventions. However, for the hundreds of millions of people, these life-saving interventions remain unaffordable and inaccessible.
I strongly encourage you to take a minute today and donate to any number of organizations that provide mosquito nets and life saving medication. As little as $10 can save a life!
Also, would you consider joining me in asking Congress to fulfull our comittment to battle this leading cause of child deaths? If so, you can click the link below:
Thank you so much for taking the time to join the fight against Malaria. If you do join the fight today, would you post it on Facebook or Tweet about it? Thanks!