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Philosophers Against Malaria

$57,796

 

144% Raised of $40,000 Goal

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The Story

EVENT DATE: Nov 28, 2016

DEADLINE TO GIVE: Dec 15, 2016

For the next two weeks, philosophers all around the world will be fundraising for one of the most effective charities - the Against Malaria Foundation.

 

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. The organization is widely celebrated in the Effective Altruism movement.

 

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!

 

Click here to learn more about the Effective Altruism movement,  a philosophy and social movement that seeks to identify the most effective ways we can improve the world and act on them.

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NYU Philosophy

Amount Raised:

$16,400

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Rutgers Philosophy

Amount Raised:

$15,600

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Princeton Philosophy

Amount Raised:

$4,609

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Michigan Philosophy

Amount Raised:

$3,023

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Northwestern Philosophy

Amount Raised:

$2,120

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Brown University Philosophy

Amount Raised:

$1,965

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York (UK)

Amount Raised:

$1,647

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Oxford Philosophy

Amount Raised:

$1,335

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CU Boulder

Amount Raised:

$1,280

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UMass Philosophy

Amount Raised:

$1,235

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Pitt Philosophy/HPS

Amount Raised:

$1,075

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MIT Philosophy

Amount Raised:

$1,005

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ANU Philosophy

Amount Raised:

$900

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USC Philosophy

Amount Raised:

$815

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Unaffiliated

Amount Raised:

$735