Malaria, a disease spread through mosquitoes carrying the plasmodium parasite, is responsible for 200 million illnesses a year. Of those 200 million new cases each year, approximately 600,000 of those people will die, including one child every 60 seconds. This is both a humanitarian and an economic crisis. Africa loses approximately $12 billion a year in productivity and healthcare costs due to malaria.
Contact your members of Congress and urge them to support $850 million for the President’s Malaria Initiative and $1.35 billion for the Global Fund for Fiscal Year 2016.