Send a personal letter today telling your Members of Congress to support funding to end malaria deaths.
Over the next few months, Congress will decide how much money the U.S. will contribute to help end malaria deaths in Africa. Your Member of Congress needs to hear from you. Ending deaths from malaria is a priority for you, and it should be for them too. Make sure your Members of Congress know that the fight to end malaria is a priority for you. In the last decade, the U.S. has led the way in the movement to end malaria -- from supporters like you to your elected officials. Thanks to innovative global partnerships, American efforts to fight malaria have been able to make significant progress, in a cost-effective way. Learn the facts:
• Half of all families in sub-Saharan Africa have at least one bed net, and 90 percent of families who have a bed net, use it.• The World Health Organization reports that deaths from malaria have been decreased by 71% among children under age five in sub-Saharan Africa.• A few years ago, a child in Africa died every 30 seconds from malaria. Now, it’s a child every 2 minutes — but just one death from a preventable disease is too many.
We’re making progress, but we need to maintain momentum to reach the global goal of ending malaria deaths in this generation. Send a letter to your Members of Congress today and tell them to support funding to end deaths from malaria.P.S. Personalization counts, so please feel free to customize your message!
Support Funding to End Malaria Deaths
Dear [Decision Maker],
I strongly urge you to make the fight against malaria a priority in global health funding. As someone who is dedicated to ending malaria deaths, I hope that you will vote for the highest possible funding level for malaria programs, including the President's Malaria Initiative and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Through cost-effective solutions, like insecticide treated bed nets, and U.S.-led global partnerships, we are making progress in the fight against malaria, a disease that not only infects millions each year, but has significant effects on economies worldwide. With continued support from Congress, we can save lives by preventing malaria.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]