Spread the Net against malaria

Spread the Net against malaria

Each year, more than 600,000 lives are lost to malaria, the majority of which are pregnant women and children under 5. 90% of these malaria-related deaths occur in Africa.

Since 2007, Spread the Net has protected the lives of some 2.5 million children and pregnant women, delivering close to 563,000 malaria-preventing bed nets to families in Africa.

How you can help

Join the global movement to end malaria. Help 'Spread the Net' and make a difference!

Donate a bed net now!
The Student Challenge 
Bed nets: The solution

Insecticide-treated bed nets are the most effective and inexpensive way to prevent transmission of malaria.

  • The use of these nets has been shown to reduce mortality in children under the age of 5 by up to 20%.
  • One bed net can protect 2 people for up to 3 years.
  • Thousands of lives could be saved every year if all children under the age of 5 in Africa slept under a bed net.

Spread the Net is now an initiative
of Plan Canada.

Plan Canada – which has received global recognition for its malaria prevention work – is now leading and delivering the Spread the Net campaign.

Malaria fact

Malaria was eradicated in Canada over 50 years ago.