that even though malaria is preventable and treatable, it still kills a child every 2 minutes? It also disproportionately affects women & girls – pregnant women are 3x more likely to get malaria.
Malaria is one of the oldest and deadliest global health issues — but we want to solve it. Reducing malaria allows children to grow up and chase their dreams, lets girls stay in school, and gives parents peace of mind knowing that their babies are safe from deadly mosquitoes.
Reducing malaria is even good for countries overall! Reduction in malaria is associated with a rise in GDP because families can earn more money when they aren’t sick.
United to Beat Malaria has a network of more than 300 global health advocates who join us in the fight against malaria. Our champions meet with members of Congress, host fundraisers, attend events, and work to ensure that no one dies from a mosquito bite.
Utilizing the tools and resources provided by United to Beat Malaria, our champions find new and creative ways to grow the movement. By joining webinars, attending United to Beat Malaria events, and working with the United to Beat Malaria team, these advocates are empowered in their work to defeat malaria in their communities.
Champions hold in-district and Capitol Hill meetings advocating for full funding of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the President’s Malaria Initiative, and the UN as well as fundraise for our work to protect families from this deadly disease. They build critical community awareness by hosting events, recruiting new Champions, and engaging the media – and they are an indispensable piece of our work to defeat malaria.
Each year, we convene over 200 volunteer champions from over 30 states to continue the fight to end malaria, a disease that still puts half of the world at risk. Our champions visit Washington DC to learn more about this from experts, leaders, and influencers in the field, then meet with their representatives on Capitol Hill!
The summit is the perfect way to get engaged in a real and tangible way. You’ll learn more about the threat malaria poses to the global health community and then will use the knowledge you’ve gained to urge Congress to take action.
This is an opportunity for passionate advocates to demand meaningful change that will protect those most affected by this preventable disease. It’s also a great way to join a community of like-minded individuals, build a resume, and save lives. Register today to join our summit on March 8-10, 2020.