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THE STORY:

The Against Malaria Foundation (AMF) fights malaria by distributing insecticide-treated mosquito nets. AMF has been rated a top charity by Givewell, Giving What We Can, and The Life You Can Save. Don't take my word for it. Here's Givewell: "There is strong evidence that distributing nets reduces child mortality and malaria cases. AMF has relatively strong reporting requirements for its distribution partners and provides a level of public disclosure and tracking of distributions that we have not seen from any other net distribution charity. AMF's post-distribution surveys have generally found positive results, but have some methodological limitations." Delivering a net costs just $5.31. For every $3500 we raise, we can prevent one person from dying from malaria. For comparison, the UK’s National Health Service will spend up to £20,000 (over $30,000) for a single year of healthy life saved! Malaria killed around 438,000 people in 2015. Seventy percent of these deaths are of children under five years old, making malaria one of the leading causes of child mortality in Africa. Even when non-fatal, malaria can damage children’s cognitive development. Lower malaria rates help more children stay in school and more adults continue working, which stimulates developing economies. For every $1 spent fighting malaria, Africa’s GDP improves by at least $6.75--and by some estimates much more. Well-designed action against malaria has been shown to be hugely successful: since 2000, mortality rates have fallen by 47 percent globally and by 54 percent in the WHO African Region. If you want to help make the world a better place this year, donate to our fundraiser! (Thanks to Eli Shupe and the Rutgers Philosophers for Effective Altruism for helping us get started! To learn more about Effective Altruism, check out https://www.effectivealtruism.org.)

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MONEY RAISED
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  • Daniel Muñoz

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  • Rachel McKinney

     

  • Anon

    $500

  • NYU Philosophy

    $25

  • Kelly Gaus

    $25

  • Sally Haslanger & Stephen Yablo

     

  • Rose Lenehan

     

  • David Builes

    $100

  • Samia Hesni

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20% Raised of$5,000 Goal

The Team: $1,005 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

Samia Hesni

Samia Hesni

DONATION: $20

happy birthday ginger! 4 years ago

David Builes

David Builes

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Rose Lenehan

Rose Lenehan

4 years ago

Sally Haslanger & Stephen Yablo

Sally Haslanger & Stephen Yablo

4 years ago

Kelly Gaus

Kelly Gaus

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

NYU Philosophy

NYU Philosophy

DONATION: $25

Secretly rooting for you. 4 years ago

Anon

Anon

DONATION: $500

4 years ago

Rachel McKinney

Rachel McKinney

4 years ago

Daniel Muñoz

Daniel Muñoz

DONATION: $50

4 years ago