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BENEFITING: The Against Malaria Foundation

ORGANIZER: Rutgers Philosophers

EVENT: Philosophers Against Malaria

EVENT DATE: Nov 28, 2016

Philip Swenson

THE STORY:

Rutgers Philosophers for Effective Altruism wrote -

For the next two weeks, we 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 GivewellGiving 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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$4,835

MONEY RAISED
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  • Philip and Marie S

    $2,000

  • Andrew Moon

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Michael Brown

     

  • Chris Woodruff

    $100

  • The Other Swensons

     

  • patrick t

    $100

  • Maggie Swenson

    $25

  • Tim

    $2,000

  • Travis Timmerman

    $100

  • Mart and Cheryl Thompson

    $50

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  • Danielle and Chris WK

    $150

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The Team: $15,600 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Rutgers Philosophers for Effective ...

Amount Raised

$5,405

 

54% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Philip Swenson

Amount Raised

$4,835

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Ben Bronner Eli Shupe

Amount Raised

$3,050

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Eli Shupe

Amount Raised

$1,435

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Nicholas Tourville

Amount Raised

$500

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Tyler John

Amount Raised

$375

 

0% Raised of $1,000,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Danielle and Chris WK

Danielle and Chris WK

DONATION: $150

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Mart and Cheryl Thompson

Mart and Cheryl Thompson

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Travis Timmerman

Travis Timmerman

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Tim

Tim

DONATION: $2,000

2 years ago

Maggie Swenson

Maggie Swenson

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

patrick t

patrick t

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

The Other Swensons

The Other Swensons

2 years ago

Chris Woodruff

Chris Woodruff

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Michael Brown

Michael Brown

2 years ago