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Malaria Must Die So Millions Can Live! David Beckham joins Global Campaign to End Malaria

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A new global campaign to beat malaria – Malaria Must Die So Millions Can Live – has been launched on the web and online on social media. The campaign is backed by a coalition of global health and development organizations, including Malaria No More, and a number of celebrities.  The campaign kicked off with a video featuring footballer David Beckham, showing him in a glass box “under attack” by a swarm of mosquitoes. The campaign initially targets Commonwealth countries, where half of the malaria deaths occur each year but will expand after this year’s Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting which takes place in London in April.

Every two minutes a child dies from malaria and progress on ending the disease is stalling. We have to act now. Help us get the attention of world leaders by watching and sharing this message from David Beckham. Thank you.


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6 Comments

  1. Dee

    March 22, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    At the risk of sounding ignorant, I need to ask, has anyone ever heard of a person who died of Malaria?
    This is an honest question. Each time I see these malaria campaigns, I struggle to believe the statistics, even look back and enquire from relatives in the village and none seem to know anyone who has died of malaria.
    Or maybe it’s the war torn countries?

    • Anonymous

      March 22, 2018 at 6:40 pm

      Why don’t you go to hospitals and Primary Health Centres around the country and take proper statistics first before you sound any more ignorant.

    • Nonso

      March 22, 2018 at 10:26 pm

      Some countries don’t have as much mosquitoes, so they are not used to the parasites as Nigerians are, so any small bite, and they get serious malaria. Also, there is congenital malaria (mother to baby) and cerebral malaria (brain).
      My own is are the celebrities going to go around killing all the mosquitoes??

    • o

      March 23, 2018 at 3:11 am

      Yes a lot of ppl do die of malaria esp in the poor areas where they can’t afford the antimalarial drugs. I know ppl that have died from cerebral malaria in Lagos. A lot of this ppl that they say he was just complaining of headache and died, most had malaria they didn’t do test and were just taking all sorts of concoctions. It’s very rampant in the villages

  2. DK

    March 22, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    @Dee the stats are real. People die of malaria, and no, it’s not only war-torn countries. I know and have heard of people (educated and live in the urban areas/communities) who dies of malaria. Especially, because they ignored the symptoms (mostly fatigue, fever, body pains,etc) and took ordinary pain killers, with the hope of them going away.
    The scariest one, for me was when a child died of cerebral malaria. Her parents didn’t know,because they didn’t take her to see a doctor early enough for it to be detected and treated.

  3. Pat

    March 23, 2018 at 11:42 am

    Oh this ignorant fool start with your own country “exploitation of Africa”s resources must die”, “racism and hatred killings must die” .

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