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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Video David Beckham & Murray,'Malaria No more Uk'

In Africa, malaria kills one child every 30 seconds, despite it being a preventable and treatable disease.

David Beckham and Andy Murray are rallying support for the 'Malaria No More' UK campaign.

Although malaria is preventable and treatable, it kills three times as many under-5s as HIV/Aids. Therefore there must be more effort by us to understand and control the spread of this disease.

David Beckham commented that “It’s truly incredible to think we can stop this killer disease forever and it’s such a simple thing to do.

For less than the cost of a football you can protect a family from dying. I urge the UK public to get behind the Malaria No More UK campaign to save a life and make malaria no more.”

Andy Murray says “This is the first global charity I’ve been involved with in this capacity and it was an easy decision. Malaria is completely preventable and stoppable but yet it still kills more children in Africa than any other single disease.

We can radically change this, it is a huge opportunity and I’m urging the UK public to help save a life and get behind Malaria No More UK, a truly world-changing and life-saving initiative.”

Campaigns like these let us realize that there are still many people in the World living below the poverty line. If it is within our ability, we must extend help and save lives.