This Veterans Day, and every day, United to Beat Malaria honors the military members who have faced malaria abroad and have fought to end it here at home. Thanks to vital funding from the Department of Defense, the Walter Reid Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) and the Navy Medical Research Center have a long history of developing breakthrough malaria drugs and vaccine candidates.
History of Malaria’s Impact on the US Military
Dating back to the Revolutionary War, malaria has been a major threat to the US military:
Malaria: A Modern-Day Threat to the US Military
The US Military: A Global Leader in the Fight to End Malaria
Take Action to Support US Military Funding of Malaria Research and Development
With this information in mind, it is now time to take action! We are asking Champions to tweet in support of US military funding for malaria research and development through WRAIR and NMRC using our handy click-to-tweet tool.
Step 2: Enter your contact information and voting address
Step 3: Click “Tweet” for each of your Members of Congress
Step 4: Attach this graphic to each of your three Tweets
Step 5: Hit Send!
Engaging Members of Congress via social media is a quick and easy way to spread awareness while keeping up the drumbeat for malaria elimination year-round! We hope you will take a few minutes out of your day to take this action with us so that together, we can achieve a malaria free generation.
Questions about advocacy? Email Maegan at MCross@unfoundation.org