World Malaria Day 2023


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.

Update 11th May: We are pleased to announce that the global effective giving community raised over $643,000 USD for the Against Malaria Foundation and Malaria Consortium during our World Malaria Day campaign!

Donate now!

Why malaria?

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.

Roughly $5000 USD will provide enough bednets or seasonal medicine doses to save someone's life.


How can I get involved?

You can donate via our main fundraising page to contribute to the campaign

Give to the campaign

If you live outside of the US, UK or Netherlands, donate via one of our partners

Spread the word

Get 5 friends to join you in donating so we can increase the impact of this campaign, 5 friends means 5x the impact!

Download our social media graphics

Ideas for social media posts:

  1. #WorldMalariaDay2023 is just around the corner, and we can make a difference! Let's come together and prevent cases of this terrible disease. Donate with me here:
  2. Did you know that malaria still kills over 600,000 people every year? We can change that! Join me for #WorldMalariaDay2023 by making a donation today.
  3. This World Malaria Day, let's unite to fight this deadly disease. Your donation can make a real difference in the lives of those affected by malaria when you give to high-impact charities! #WorldMalariaDay2023
  4. Malaria may be preventable and treatable, but it still takes a life every single minute. That's why I'm supporting #WorldMalariaDay2023 and donating to help put an end to this devastating disease.

Join our event

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!

Hear from:

  • Rob Mather, Founder and CEO of Against Malaria Foundation
  • Olusola Oresanya, Senior Country Technical Coordinator, Malaria Consortium
  • Christian Rassi, SMC Program Director, Malaria Consortium

The event starts on the 25th April at 5pm London / 12pm NYC / 9am San Fransisco / 2am (26th April) Sydney

Join the event


Malaria Consortium: A community health worker advising a caregivers on how to administer follow up doses of the anti-malarial medicine.


How are you measuring the impact of the campaign?

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.

Who is partnering together on this campaign?

The following effective giving organisations have partnered to promote World Malaria Day this year:

How do you know how effective Against Malaria Foundation and Malaria Consortium are?

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.

Where can I learn more about the Against Malaria Foundation?

You can read our charity page for the Against Malaria Foundation. You can also visit their website.

We also interviewed the founder and CEO, Rob Mather, which you can watch below:

Where can I learn more about Malaria Consortium's Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention program?

You can read our charity page on Malaria Consortium's Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention program, as well as visit their website.

Where can I learn more about malaria?

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.