To many of us, mosquitoes are nothing more than pests — but in 40% of the world, they are responsible for the death of over one million people per year. Today is World Malaria Day, a day to come together to raise awareness about this deadly disease that is both preventable and curable.
Here are three ways to take action today!
+ Give A Net
One mosquito can infect numerous victims, but one net can save just as many lives. Mosquito nets treated with insecticide are key to preventing malaria. Buy 3 of ‘em through UNICEF for just $18.57. That’s, like, less than most people spend on coffee every week.
+ Send A Postcard
Send a customized e-card to your friends and family to let ‘em know what’s up! Each card comes with a moving photo and fact like, “Did you know a child dies every minute from malaria? Join #thebigpush to #endmalaria.” You could even Instagram one of these babies to share it with all of your followers. I mean, all of your selfies are flawless, but today is a day to be selfless!
Follow World Malaria Day on Twitter, and like them on Facebook, too. If Selena Gomez (who happens to be a UNICEF spokesperson!) can have 15,000,000 Twitter followers, surely World Malaria Day should have more than a few thousand.
A century ago, Malaria was prevalent across the world — including right here in America — but prevention, monitoring and treatment eventually led to its elimination. Take action below to save the rest of the world today.
Tweet About It
Let your friends know how serious Malaria really is, and that you care!
Learn more about World Malaria Day and how you can help out!