NetsforLife is a partnership of corporations, foundations, nongovernmental groups, and faith-based organizations working to fight malaria in Africa.


NetsforLife® is a partnership of corporations, foundations, nongovernmental groups, and faith-based organizations working to fight malaria. The program partnership includes ExxonMobil, Standard Chartered Bank, the Coca-Cola Africa Foundation, Starr International Foundation, the J.C. Flowers Foundation and Episcopal Relief & Development.

NetsforLife® trains community volunteers as Malaria Control Agents who combat malaria by delivering life-saving nets, educating community members about proper net use and maintenance, and providing ongoing monitoring and evaluation of net use. Groups of these community volunteers are also equipped with additional training and supplies that allow them to provide front-line care for malaria, diarrhea and pneumonia, and refer severe cases to health facilities. With ongoing support and partnerships, NetsforLife® is looking for more integrated methods to holistically address maternal, newborn and child health.

Since 2006, NetsforLife® has distributed almost 22 million nets as part of its campaign to fight malaria resulting in less sickness, fewer deaths and stronger communities. Combined with the community education and net monitoring work of nearly 111,000 trained Malaria Control Agents, these nets have saved the lives of an estimated 112,235 children under five and reduced the number of malaria cases by up to 45% in communities where NetsforLife® is active.


  • ExxonMobil Foundation

    United States | Staff size: Unknown
    The ExxonMobil Foundation is the primary philanthropic arm of the Exxon Mobil Corporation in the United States.
  • UN Foundation

    United States | Staff size: 251-500

    The UN Foundation, a public charity, was created in 1998 with entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner’s historic $1 billion gift to support UN causes and activities. The UN Foundation...

  • Standard Chartered Bank

    Investment & Finance
    Staff size: 10,000+

    Standard Chartered PLC is a an international banking group, with around 86,000 employees and a 150-year history in some of the world’s most dynamic markets. They bank the people and...

  • The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation

    Swaziland | Staff size: Unknown

    The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation was established in 2001 as an African community foundation in response to the growth and impact of the HIV pandemic. In 2002, The Foundation and Africa-based...

  • Episcopal Relief & Development

    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 26-50

    Episcopal Relief & Development is an international relief and development agency and a compassionate response to human suffering on behalf of The Episcopal Church of the United States. Their...

  • J.C. Flowers Foundation

    Staff size: 26-50

    The J.C. Flowers Foundation addresses critical health and social problems affecting vulnerable and hard to reach populations often overlooked by traditional donors. The Foundation works closely...

  • The Starr Foundation

    United States | Staff size: 6-25

    The Starr Foundation was established in 1955 by Cornelius Vander Starr, an insurance entrepreneur who founded C.V. Starr & Co. and other companies later combined by his successor, Maurice R....

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Key Information

LocationCentral Africa, Liberia, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Eastern Africa, Mozambique, Kenya, Ghana, Namibia, Botswana, Angola, Congo, The Democratic Republic of, Guinea, Tanzania, Burundi, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Uganda, Southern Africa, West Africa
  • Start Date 2005