Nothing But Nets Blog
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.
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.
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.
Nothing But Nets supporters and our UN partners made an incredible life-saving impact in 2015, both by providing bed nets and successfully advocating for increased U.S. government funding for malaria prevention.
And there's more progress to me made! Last night in his State of the Union address, President Obama affirmed the fact that we have the capacity to end malaria in our generation, and promised to continue advocating for funding in order to accomplish that goal.
There is a lot to be proud of, and this is a great reminder that we have to double down on our commitment and ensure progress is not lost in 2016 and beyond. Let's keep the momentum going!
Today, the World Health Organization released the World Malaria Report 2015, which reflects historic progress in the global fight against malaria.
Mozzie buzzed around DC to get the scoop to make sure that when you come to the Champion Summit, you make the most of your time in DC.
Over the course of the last decade, the Americas have made dramatic progress in the fight to defeat malaria.
This week, I witnessed expectant moms safely resting under bed nets provided to them by our UN partners. These women have somehow made it to the Bentiu camp I visited today – a camp established by the UN to take care of people forced from their homes and livelihoods as a result of the civil war.
Mozzie’s insatiable appetite for all things #ChampionSummit continues to grow, so she went searching for something to quench her thirst. Luckily for us, she managed to sniff out (and pester until she could resist no longer) one of our long-standing Champions who attended our inaugural Champion Summit and is prepared to spill the beans on what went down in 2014.
We’re thrilled to announce that this NBA season, ten players have pledged support to help us send nets and save lives.
Mozzie the Mosquito, the official Nothing But Nets mascot, is determined to give you VIP, backstage access to the Nothing But Nets headquarters, bringing you all the juicy behind-the-scenes planning action for the upcoming Champion Summit.
The United Nations Foundation joins the malaria community in mourning the loss of Dr. Alan Magill, a leader in global health and a dear friend of Nothing But Nets. Dr. Magill recently passed away at his home in Seattle.
When the world is focused on a set of issues at one point in time, dialogue begins and progress takes shape. There are five important things I heard during UN Week and want to share with you. These moments should encourage us all that we can indeed be the generation that defeats malaria.
We have incredible news from New York, as world leaders meet at the United Nations General Assembly!
World leaders have gathered at the United Nations and just today adopted new global goals for the next 15 years to end extreme poverty, protect the environment, and promote health and well-being for all.
Two high school seniors combined their passions for service and mechanical engineering by creating their own design of an important tool in the fight against malaria—the bednet.
Nothing But Nets is excited to announce a new partnership with Paltalk, an international video and communication platform. In the lead up to World Mosquito Day, August 20, Paltalk has joined The Million Nets Pledge to encourage its members to meet and connect with other users around the world to discuss a variety of international issues, including the fight against malaria.
This is an exciting moment for us to reflect on the work we've done together with our partners and supporters to help protect children, families, and refugees from malaria.