Take Action Now
President Obama recently released his proposed budget for 2013. Congress will begin considering, debating, and deciding next year’s budget in the coming weeks, so now is the time for you to weigh in. Make sure your government knows that the fight to end malaria is a priority for you.
Become a NETvocate
Nothing But Nets supporters send nets and save lives every day; Tell the U.S. Government that saving lives from malaria is your priority, and you want it to be a priority for your government. By raising your voice, you are urging decision-makers to help protect millions of families from malaria by providing malaria prevention tools like insecticide-treated bed nets.
We support U.S. funding for malaria prevention programs like:
The President's Malaria Initiative:
The President’s Malaria Initiative was started by President George W. Bush in 2005 to protect women and children in Africa from malaria. PMI supports proven and cost-effective prevention and treatment interventions, including insecticide-treated bed nets. With the support of national and international partners -- including UNICEF, the Global Fund, and faith-based organizations -- in the last 5 years, PMI has distributed more than 30 million insecticide-treated bed nets in sub-Saharan Africa.
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria:
The Global Fund raises money from world governments and international organizations to stop the spread of AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria and distributes life-saving funds where they are most needed. The Global Fund provides 60 percent of the world’s funding to end malaria deaths. Since its creation in 2002, the Global Fund has distributed more than 190 million insecticide-treated nets to protect families from malaria.
Read malaria news from Capitol Hill:
Nothing But Nets | February 16, 2012
We’re not in the fight against malaria alone. From community health workers to scientists, world leaders to you, we’re all working together to end deaths from malaria by 2015. You’re doing your part -- now ask your Members of Congress to do theirs.
All Africa | December 6, 2011
Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights | December 5, 2011
Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights Christopher H. Smith (R-NJ) Fighting Malaria: Progress and Challenges
Nothing But Nets | December 2, 2011
On Monday December 5, 2011, the committee in the House of Representatives that focuses on global health will hold a hearing on malaria called "Fighting Malaria, Progress and Challenges." The hearing will focus on the progress that has been made in preventing and treating malaria and examine challenges around issues such as delivery of services, treatment and funding.
The Hill | September 7, 2011
While many Washingtonians headed to the beach, a bipartisan group of congressional staffers spent part of their August recess in Cameroon, helping the African nation distribute millions of mosquito nets in an organized effort to prevent malaria.