VIDEO: Malaria is a killer that can be stopped

Malaria devastates children, families, and entire communities in sub-Saharan Africa. The good news is that this deadly disease is preventable and treatable. The only question is whether we have the will to banish malaria from the globe.

Published July 14, 2011 at 12:00am PDT

The disease was eliminated decades ago in the United States — and it's clear that we have the capacity to eradicate malaria globally. Doing so requires a collective effort by the international community.

Simple, affordable, and sustainable interventions like insecticide-treated bed nets can greatly reduce or even eliminate the incidence of malaria in a community. And by fighting this painful disease, we're also combating the cycle of poverty, which is exacerbated by the presence of preventable illnesses like malaria.

Make a one-time gift to our Malaria Eradication Fund. Your contribution will help provide insecticide-treated bed nets to children and families threatened by malaria, while funding other critical interventions like medical care and prevention education.

Give monthly to help us fight malaria around the world. Your monthly donation will help provide assistance like bed nets, healthcare, and prevention training in areas where this disease is a threat.