Every 60 seconds a child dies from malaria, a disease spread by a single mosquito bite. Malaria is both preventable and treatable. Life-saving bed nets are a simple and cost-effective prevention tool, and with proper use they can prevent malaria transmission by up to 90 percent in areas with high coverage rates.
Significant progress has been made in the fight against malaria. Together, the President’s Malaria Initiative and the Global Fund distributed over 160 million bed nets between 2004 and 2010. Now is not the time to rollback this progress. Millions of lives around the world depend upon global continued commitment to fight malaria.
Malaria rates are dropping across Africa because hundreds of thousands of supporters have joined the movement to end malaria -- and if we keep up this momentum, we can end malaria in this generation.
I am signing my name and pledging to become a Champion in the fight against malaria. Together, we can be part of the generation that ends this deadly disease.