Over 600,000 people die from malaria every year, with over 80% of deaths being children under five years old. This number is unacceptably high, especially knowing that malaria is cheap and easy to prevent.
Join us between the 19th and 25th of April in raising money for Against Malaria Foundation and Malaria Consortium, which cost-effectively prevent malaria in the places that need it the most.
The United Nations World Health Organisation organises World Malaria Day each year on April 25th and draws attention to the need for progress in combatting this disease.
Over 600,000 people died of malaria in 2021, and 247 million were made ill by the disease.
This represents an enormous disease burden that primarily affects people living in extreme poverty.
Malaria prevention is cheap and effective to prevent, and your donations will have a tangible impact on those living in at-risk areas.
It costs roughly $5 USD to provide an insecticide-treated bednet that can help shield 2 people for up to two years from malaria.
It costs roughly $7 USD to provide seasonal medicine to prevent malaria to a child in target areas.
You can donate via our main fundraising page to contribute to the campaign
If you live outside of the US, UK or Netherlands, donate via one of our partners
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We're premiering an event on World Malaria Day with Against Malaria Foundation and Malaria Consortium. Learn more about the work of these effective charities and learn about the impact your donations have!
The event starts on the 25th April at 5pm London / 12pm NYC / 9am San Fransisco / 2am (26th April) Sydney
We are totalling all donations made to the Against Malaria Foundation, and Malaria Consortium's SMC program through Giving What We Can and through our partners at during the campaign period.
Our partners for this campaign have agreed to share the total amount donated to these charities, without sharing any personal information from donors.
The following effective giving organisations have partnered to promote World Malaria Day this year:
We recommend looking at the work of our trusted evaluator, GiveWell. GiveWell spend tens of thousands of hours each year trying to find the most cost-effective ways to save lives.
GiveWell recommend both the Against Malaria Foundation and Malaria Consortium's Seasonal Chemoprevention Program as Top Charities.
We also interviewed the founder and CEO, Rob Mather, which you can watch below:
We recommend checking out the WHO's fact sheet on malaria.
If you enjoy listen to podcasts, you might like to listen to This Podcast Will Kill You's episode on malaria. They also link to some interesting sources.