Roughly every 2.5 seconds, someone dies from infectious disease. That’s 14 million people every year.
Perhaps the greatest injustice of this global catastrophe is that we have, sadly, learned to accept it.
It’s time that we do more. It’s time that we do better.
With your investment, we will accomplish the innovative and necessary science that will lead to new vaccines, drugs, and diagnostics for the world’s most deadly infectious diseases.
A vaccine for just one disease we research will save 15 million lives in the coming decade.
Vaccines, drugs, and diagnostics lead to more than just being healthy. They lead to greater education, equality, and economic, social, and political stability.
You have the power to help us make this vision a reality.
For two-thirds of the world’s population, hope is a powerful, but elusive word. And, at the Center for Infectious Disease Research, hope is more than an ideal. It’s real science producing real results for real people.
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With your support in advancing our research we seek to build a healthier, more hopeful world.
For two-thirds of the world, hope is a powerful yet elusive word. It means being alive and healthy, getting an education, raising a strong family, and living in a politically and socially stable nation. At the Center for Infectious Disease Research, hope is not just an ideal. It means real science producing real results for real people.
Infectious diseases destroy families and communities. Women are the bedrock of these families and communities. When a mother has an infectious disease, such as malaria, she cannot go to work or support her family. Since there is no vaccine, her children are constantly at risk for contracting malaria.
Every year, over half of all school-aged absences in Africa are from malaria. When children aren’t educated, they are not able to break the cycle of death and suffering from infectious disease. Unhealthy and sick children grow up to be unhealthy and sick adults who cannot contribute to a growing and thriving economy. Every year, Africa loses over 525,000 children and $12 billion to malaria. That’s just one disease on one continent.
Help us break this cycle of poverty, violence, and death. A vaccine for just one of the diseases we work on would save 15 million lives in the coming decade. That’s 15 million healthy people who get an education, have a job, and contribute to the global economy. It’s 15 million more people contributing to a socially and politically stable world.
Imagine – more peace, more equality, more prosperity, and more potential all because of a healthier world. All because of you.
Africa's average lifespan is only 47 years
In 1815, the average life expectancy was 47 year in the United States. In Africa, in 2015, 200 years later, the life expectancy is still 47 years.