In 2010 alone, the World Health Organization estimated that more than half a million children under the age of five needlessly lost their lives because of malaria-an entirely preventable and treatable disease. More than 40 percent of the world's population is at risk of malaria. Each year, about 900,000 people die from the disease; the majority of these deaths occurs among young children in sub- Saharan Africa.
PSI is at the forefront of global malaria control effort, supporting national ministries of health to implement malaria control programs in more than 30 countries around the world. For just $10, you can help PSI provide long-lasting insecticide treated nets (LLINs), artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) and strategic behavior change communications to protect children from malaria, and help them continue to live healthy lives.
"This World Malaria Day, protecting a child from malaria boils down to an issue of dignity and pride for parents who just want to see their children survive childhood and give them every opportunity to succeed in life."
– Mandy Moore, Actress, Singer, Songwriter and PSI Ambassador
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