Collective Commitment Critical To Ending Global Malaria

Newsweek: David Beckham: Our Children Deserve a World Without Malaria
David Beckham, member of the Malaria No More U.K. Leadership Council

“This week in London we made history with a new pledge to halve malaria deaths in the British Commonwealth over the next five years. … Today, 90 percent of our Commonwealth neighbors still live in constant fear of the disease, with the Commonwealth accounting for more than half of all global cases and deaths from malaria. It’s the right thing to do to try and end this entirely preventable and treatable disease. Not only to save thousands of children, its main victims, but also for our neighbors to be stronger, and because I know I never want to see it return to countries which have defeated it. … Due to faltering funding and the disease adapting, the past 10 years of real and tangible change has now stalled, and we’re in real danger of letting malaria back in. … It’ll take determination and collective commitment to get there, and it may well be my children’s generation who will need to apply the finishing touch, but I’m convinced that beating malaria is one goal we really can make happen…” (4/21).

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