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Photo: Children in Madagascar are protected from mosquitoes that carry malaria by an insecticide-treated net.

Instead of the buying the usual chocolates or roses, what better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than making a difference in someone’s life? For $10, you can ““Gift a Net” through the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign and help a family in Africa sleep safe from malaria.

Every 60 seconds, a child dies from malaria – a preventable and treatable disease. The good news is that nets save lives, and last year, the United Nations and other partners distributed a record number of bednets. Thanks to nets and other solutions, malaria deaths were nearly cut in half between 2000 and 2013.

This Valentine’s Day, give a special gift and Gift a Net.