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Dawes Releases Exclusive Track for Fans who Join Fight against Malaria

Dawes has released an exclusive track for fans who donate to the United Nations Foundations’ Nothing But Nets campaign, to help save lives from malaria. Fans who donate at will receive a free download of Dawes covering The Waterboys’ “Fisherman’s Blues.” 


NBA Star Anthony Tolliver Believes No Child Should Die From a Mosquito Bite

You don’t have to be a professional athlete to make a difference. As a father of two, I see how much of an impression I can have on my children. My wife and I both have to show our children how to be the change we want to see in the world. How we invest in our children will have an enormous impact and create ripple effects throughout society in a positive way if we teach them the power they have to change the world. Imagine that — something as simple as sending a bed net can protect a child from a deadly, but preventable disease.

From One Refugee to Many Others: You Have Not Been Forgotten

What I’d wish for every child is safety and love. Every child wants to feel loved, safe, cared for. No matter the economic situation, we should always practice love. These children should know that the world can be peaceful. They should grow up knowing that someone cares about you, loves them, that there still is hope. People care for them, and they are doing it out of love.

Actress Nia Long Takes A Stand for Healthy, Safe Children

My wish for all children everywhere, is that they feel safe and loved in any given circumstance. Every child deserves safety, love, and the pursuit of happiness. If only I could bring all the world’s vulnerable children to my home and fiercely protect, patiently teach, and unconditionally love them.

Welcoming New Nothing But Nets Director Margaret McDonnell

The United Nations Foundation and the Nothing But Nets team are thrilled to announced the appointment of Margaret Reilly McDonnell as Director of its Nothing But Nets campaign.  Margaret has served as Deputy Director for the past four years, working closely with former Director Chris Helfrich.   

Thank you for five incredible years

It's bittersweet for me to share the news with you that I’m leaving the United Nations Foundation's Nothing But Nets team after more than five years as Director of the campaign for an exciting new opportunity. 

Send Nets. Save Lives. Donate Photos.

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but 10 pictures are worth a life-saving bed net and the Johnson & Johnson Donate a Photo app is the easiest way to join Nothing But Nets in the fight to end malaria.

Call Your Shot with Stephen Curry

On Saturday, longtime Nothing But Nets Champion Stephen Curry launched the “Call Your Shot” challenge with a video of him calling – and making – a trick shot. He’s calling more than just a basketball shot, though. Stephen is calling his shot to end one of the deadliest diseases in the world – malaria.

A Night at the Palace: A World Malaria Day Reflection

Our idea for the Night of Nets program originated in 2012 when I was with several soccer players from Cornerstone University.  We heard the story of a mom whose 15 month old son Alex died in her arms walking to a medical clinic because he had been bitten by a mosquito one night while sleeping in their one bedroom hut during the rainy season in Zambia. That story of deep personal loss and grief from a preventable disease left us with a need to respond.

We’re Halfway to The Million Nets Pledge

Last year, we launched The Million Nets Pledge, a special two-year commitment to send one million nets and other malaria interventions to the most vulnerable families in sub-Saharan Africa by the end of this year. I am proud to share that we have passed the halfway mark in less than a year since launching the commitment! 

JCI Announces New Commitment to The Million Nets Pledge

We are thrilled that our partner Junior Chamber International (JCI) has officially announced an exciting new contribution to The Million Nets Pledge! Launched last year, The Million Nets Pledge is Nothing But Nets’ commitment to provide over one million bed nets to refugee families under threat of malaria by the end of 2016. JCI is joining us in this endeavor by committing to provide 30,000 nets. What is especially exciting about this monumental contribution is that, upon JCI’s completion of this goal, our partner Sumitomo Chemical Company will match it net for net—doubling the number of nets to 60,000.

How well do you know Nothing But Nets champion Steph Curry?

Our champion Stephen Curry is just that - a champion both on and off the court. But how well do you really know him?

Voices from Cameroon

We have been in Cameroon for the past week with our partner, Junior Chamber International (JCI), visiting with community leaders, doctors and nurses, and families who have been affected by malaria. Over the past seven years, JCI has been a vital partner to Nothing But Nets, raising more than $3.5 million to protect refugee families and advocating for strong U.S. leadership in the fight against malaria through the BzzzTour. 

Update on Emergency Net Distribution among Refugees in Cameroon

This post is the first in a series where we will be reporting back on our net impact across sub-Saharan Africa. Please look out for more updates in the coming months!

In late 2014 when our partner, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), started planning for their role in Cameroon’s upcoming national bed net distribution, they were not expecting an additional influx of refugees from Nigeria. Recognizing they did not have enough nets to cover these new refugees, UNHCR turned to Nothing But Nets to ask for help filling this need of 60,000 nets. Thanks to your support, we were able to provide these nets to refugee families in need. 

5 Things We Heard at the Champion Summit

Last week, the 2016 Champion Summit engaged nearly 1000 people to learn more about the fight to defeat malaria with Nothing But Nets. Champions heard from speakers, made new friends, and left equipped with the knowledge and tools to continue their work in raising awareness for our cause.

We are so proud of all our champions who are rising up to become the next generation to defeat malaria. Here are five exciting highlights from the event:

JCI Travels to Cameroon with Nothing But Nets

Over the past seven years, Junior Chamber International (JCI) has been a crucial partner to the Nothing But Nets campaign. Jaycees from countries all over the world are raising awareness, funds, and voices to help us defeat malaria. In fact, they’ve helped to raise close to $3.5 million to protect refugees and families from this deadly disease!

Funding the Fight to End the Scourge of Malaria

President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request outlines an ambitious proposal to make progress towards his State of the Union call to “end the scourge of malaria”. To this end, the Administration requested Congress fund PMI at $745 million, a $71 million increase.  The Administration also requested that $129 million of Ebola emergency funding be reprogrammed for malaria, representing a total increase of $200 million in funding for the President’s Malaria Initiative over last year’s funding levels. 

How the Zika Virus Relates to Malaria

Over the past few weeks, news headlines have been dominated by the Zika virus, a disease that may be connected to birth defects in infants. The World Health Organization has declared Zika a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. The virus is spreading rapidly throughout Latin America and could spread to other parts of the world as well. Because Zika and malaria are both mosquito-borne diseases, we wanted to take a look at their similarities and differences in order to provide some insight. 

President Obama Honors Stephen Curry's Work With Nothing But Nets

In welcoming the Golden State Warriors to the White House, President Obama recalls first meeting Stephen Curry to discuss his work with the United Nations Foundation's Nothing But Nets Campaign.

Countdown to the Champion Summit: Meet Eileen Priddy!

Eileen joined the Champions Council in July and has hit the ground running. She became inspired to join the Nothing But Nets family after participating in a medical mission trip to Haiti in 2012. 

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