Meet Kosi. She’s three years old. Like the rest of her family, she’s no stranger to the symptoms of malaria – fever, headache and feeling extremely weak. Sadly, one of her brothers and a sister have already died from the disease.

What causes malaria?

Malaria is a life-threatening disease of the blood. It’s caused by a parasite and is spread to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito - one bite is all it takes.

Millions of children in Africa, Asia and Latin America suffer agonising bouts of malaria every year, and thousands of young lives are tragically lost. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

Saving lives

Children are most at risk while they sleep, as mosquitos bite mainly between dusk and dawn. That’s why it’s vital families hang insecticide-treated mosquito nets over their beds.

We work with communities like Kosi’s, training volunteers to pass on life-saving malaria protection advice and show families how to hang their malaria nets. But we still need to protect many other children like Kosi from this deadly disease.

Please donate what you can to help us reach more communities with life-saving healthcare advice. Let’s not wait for malaria to claim another child’s life.

Join our ongoing work to protect children's lives

Health volunteer

£20 can train a malaria health volunteer.

per month

Women with nets

£9 could buy three life-saving, insecticide-treated nets.

per month

A life-saving mosquito net

£3 could buy a life-saving, insecticide-treated mosquito net.

per month

People giving malaria prevention advice

£35 could buy five nets and train a health volunteer.

Health volunteer

£20 can train a malaria health volunteer.

A life-saving mosquito net

£3 could buy a life-saving, insecticide-treated mosquito net.

Malaria: The facts

Graphic showing number of deaths from malaria

More than half a million people die of malaria every year

Graphic showing children

75% of these are African children under five

Outline map of Africa

90% of all malaria deaths are in Africa