Start A Buzz + Stop Mosquitoes On World Malaria Day

Photo: (Getty)

Photo: (Getty)

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

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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

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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!

+ Tweet

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.

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Tweet About It

Let your friends know how serious Malaria really is, and that you care!

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Learn more about World Malaria Day and how you can help out!