Malaria is one of the world’s oldest and deadliest diseases – so lethal and ancient is the infectious disease that it is said to have killed half of all humans who have ever walked the face of the earth. Half a million people are killed by the disease every year, half of whom are children under 5 years old. And yet it is entirely preventable.
The fight against malaria means a lot to us at Fever-Tree; it’s more than just a worthy cause. In fact, it’s part of the reason we exist in the first place. It is often asserted that the quinine-producing cinchona tree, known colloquially to local growers as the fever tree, was important in humanity's fight against malaria. Since then, medical advances and prevention tools have drastically curbed its power, but more needs to be done to help eradicate malaria.
That's why Fever-Tree has been working with Malaria No More since 2013 to help fight the threat of malaria globally. In 2019, we committed £1m to Malaria No More over a three year period to help support the commitment made by Commonwealth Leaders to try to half the number of deaths from malaria by 2023.
We were also honoured to receive the MNM Business Fighting Malaria Commonwealth Honour, in recognition of our continued effort and contribution towards helping end malaria.