This weekend I have been hit with requests for donations for things like the London Marathon and sponsored bike rides so I know how irritating good causes can be en masse.
However one of the things I am most proud of I am at Ruder Finn is our work for World Malaria Day. It’s at this point that people try and pull on your heart strings, show you pictures of big-eyed orphaned children or try and impose their moral obligations on others. Not me.
A few (non-emotional) facts:
- Malaria costs more man-hours than any other infectious disease (WHO)
- Malaria causes an average lose of 1.3 per cent economic growth (WHO)
- Malaria is an economic burden on countries affected, accounting for approximately 40 per cent of public health expenditure (RBM partnership)