The PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI) envisions a world free of malaria. We’re working on vaccines that could help eliminate the disease once and for all. Eliminating malaria by 2040 could save an estimated 11 million lives and unlock an estimated US$2 trillion in economic benefits. (Source: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Aspiration to Action report)

In honor of World Immunization Week and World Malaria Day, we’re asking you to put your knowledge to the test with this three-question quiz. When you complete it, you’ll unlock $1 to accelerate malaria vaccine development, which could ultimately benefit millions of people around the world.

1. How often does a child die of malaria?

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Unfortunately, that’s right.

Every two minutes, another child dies of malaria. This disease, which has been a problem for millennia, kills more than 400,000 people every year, most of them young children in sub-Saharan Africa. And unless we eradicate it, it will continue to inflict a crushing burden across the globe.

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Unfortunately, it’s more often.

Every two minutes, another child dies of malaria. This disease, which has been a problem for millennia, kills more than 400,000 people every year, most of them young children in sub-Saharan Africa. And unless we eradicate it, it will continue to inflict a crushing burden across the globe.

2. What is currently being used to combat malaria?

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That’s right!

Malaria is being combatted around the world with an array of weapons—from diagnostics to identify it, to drugs to treat it, to bednets and indoor spraying of insecticides to prevent it. But there’s one weapon still missing from our current arsenal: a safe and effective malaria vaccine to help close the gap left by these other interventions.

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Close.

Today, malaria is being combatted around the world with an array of weapons—from diagnostics to identify it, to drugs to treat it, to bednets, and indoor spraying of insecticides to prevent it. But there’s one weapon still missing from our current arsenal: a safe and effective malaria vaccine to help close the gap left by these other interventions.

3. True or False? Vaccines are one of the most cost-effective public health tools.

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You got it!

From smallpox to polio to whooping cough, vaccines have proven to be a cost-effective and successful means of preventing disease and saving lives. And that’s why, at MVI, we believe that a malaria vaccine is critical not only for preventing illness and saving lives, but for helping to eradicate malaria once and for all.

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Actually, they are!

From smallpox to polio to whooping cough, vaccines have proven to be a cost-effective and successful means of preventing disease and saving lives. And that’s why, at MVI, we believe that a malaria vaccine is critical not only for preventing illness and saving lives, but for helping to eradicate malaria once and for all.

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