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today's action Take Action for World Mosquito Day with Malaria No More!

There's only two weeks left of summer, meaning we should cram all the beach time and BBQs in we still can. But it also means swatting away pesky mosquitoes and taking the itch out of their bites.

Today is World Mosquito Day, the 107th anniversary of the discovery that mosquitoes carry malaria. Luckily for us, dealing with mosquitoes is more of a nuisance than a death sentence, but that's not the case elsewhere. In Africa, a child under the age of five dies every minute from the bite of a malarial mosquito. That's 1300 children every day!

For today's Daily Action, read this post from a new father whose experiences with malaria and Africa have led him to dedicate his life's work to the cause.

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If for some reason you choose not to take the action above, please take a look at our alternative action.

alternative action Help Save Women's Lives

Women across the world are denied access to safe abortions, often putting their own lives at risk.

Many countries deny abortions even in cases of incest or rape. The President can overturn a decades old law preventing U.S. assistance to provide for safe abortions, getting these women the help they need.

For today's Secondary Action, urge President Obama to act now to protect women's lives.
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