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United Nations Foundation Welcomes Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as the New Director-General of the World Health OrganizationSubmitted by Margaret McDonnell on May 23, 2017
Green is a longtime champion of effective U.S. foreign assistance and his nomination sends a positive signal that the U.S. government will continue to lead the way in addressing global health challenges such as malaria.
As the world continues to evolve and become increasingly interconnected, individuals are reinventing the ways that change can be made. And, at the forefront of that innovation is our newest partner, AdWap.
Each year, International Day of Happiness takes place on March 20 – and this year we want to celebrate by highlighting progress made in the fight to defeat malaria.
Over the past two years, Nothing But Nets and our UN partners have been busy protecting lives from malaria throughout sub-Saharan Africa. In addition to sending nets, we have provided malaria diagnosis and treatment, trained health workers, and delivered malaria education and awareness campaigns for refugees. Our combined efforts have protected families like Etienne’s in Chad, who after receiving bed nets, suffer less and less from malaria. In fact, the youngest child of their family, Chantal, sleeps under an insecticide-treated net and has never fallen ill with malaria.
Very few people can say with near certainty: I saved lives. Far fewer can say that they contributed to saving 6.8 million lives from malaria. Rear Admiral Timothy Ziemer – who is stepping down after stewarding the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) for more than 10 years – can.
We have some exciting news! Today, award-winning actress Nia Long and her husband, San Antonio Spur’s assistant coach Ime Udoka, have joined the campaign as new champions in the fight against malaria. In their first activity as champions, Long and Udoka are asking fans and family to help protect children and refugees from the disease by donating to the campaign. You can make a difference and save a life by donating $10 to purchase a net for a child and family in need.
Can a song help stop the spread of a deadly disease? The Kids Against Malaria hope so. The message of their song is simple: sleep under an insecticide treated mosquito net and get to a doctor as soon as you're feeling sick.
Around the world, people are hungry for change – and they don’t want to be on the sidelines watching it happen; they want to be the ones making it happen. No longer are people passive check writers; they are active change makers. This hunger is democratizing philanthropy. Decades ago, philanthropy was associated with wealthy people who wrote big checks to their favored organizations in the twilight of their lives. Today, as the #GivingTuesday movement shows, philanthropy belongs to everyone.
In honor of 10 years of sending nets and saving lives, we take this moment to spotlight the donors who have been supporting our work to end malaria over the last 10 years. Meet them and join us in saying thank you!
This was my first time volunteering as a Nothing But Nets champion at a Cotopaxi Questival. I was immediately interested in pitching in when I learned that Cotopaxi and Nothing But Nets have teamed up to educate and fundraise with the goal of defeating malaria for good.
On the heels of the Global Fund’s record-breaking fifth replenishment conference, Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) joined the Nothing But Nets campaign and our partner Junior Chamber International USA (JCI USA) in Detroit on September 24th to discuss the importance of U.S. government investments in malaria prevention programs.
Today, world leaders will come together in Montreal, Canada to replenish the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria. This is an opportunity to make incredible progress against three of the world’s deadliest preventable diseases, but this progress isn’t possible without partnership and commitment from countries and the private sector around the world. Here’s what you should know about the Global Fund and why we need to make sure this lifesaving institution is fully funded.
At Nothing But Nets we are grateful every day for the role our champions play in the fight to defeat malaria. From hosting local fundraisers, to meeting with members of Congress, to organizing their communities to raise awareness of this disease, they join us and ensure we see the day that no child dies of a mosquito bite. Today on International Youth Day, we celebrate them.
UNICEF recently released it's Annual Report for 2015, and in it they highlighted the multi-faceted nature of UNICEF's global efforts to protect the health and safety of millions of children who live in the epicenters of injustice. Holding fast to the belief that all children have the right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential, UNICEF's longlasting commitment to the health and well-being of children is re-inforced by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that were approved by the UN in 2015.