Spread the Net against malaria
Each year, more than 660,000 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!
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 was eradicated in Canada over 50 years ago.