Nothing But Nets Blog
As a Malaria Fellow through the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign and the Religious Action Center, I am responsible for creating awareness about Nothing But Nets and malaria on American University’s campus. As part of my efforts to do this, I set up several meetings on Capitol Hill to talk with my members of Congress about the need for strong U.S. leadership in the fight against malaria.
April 25 marks World Malaria Day – a day to recognize the important progress we have made as a global community in combating this deadly disease, while also raising awareness and support to continue our work.
Today, we’re excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with Major League Soccer, rallying soccer fans to “Compete to Beat Malaria.” MLS is donating a $10 bed net to Nothing But Nets for every save made by a goalkeeper during regular-season games this month, and have asked soccer fans to donate to the campaign as well.
This month, Harvard’s community is taking action against malaria! The Harvard Malaria Matters campaign had a great kick-off with a photo exhibit, “Visions From the Field.” The exhibit offered insights into the burden of malaria around the world. During the photo exhibit, students received “Malaria Matters” pins and helped raise awareness on social media.
With World Malaria Day right around the corner we continue to be inspired by all of our champions and we hope they’ve inspired you too. We hope that your Compete to Beat Malaria challenges are underway – we know we’re on our way to reach our goal of 25,000 bed nets by World Malaria Day!
As the countdown to World Malaria Day continues, we want to keep highlighting some of our most dedicated champions! We think that their stories will inspire you to Compete to Beat Malaria and help us reach our goal of 25,000 bed nets by World Malaria Day for families in need.
What do U.S. Congresswoman Barbara Lee, 12 year-old Cooper Smith and NBA All-Star Steph Curry have in common? They’re all Warriors in the Fight Against Malaria! This was on full display this past Sunday at Nothing But Nets Night with the Golden State Warriors.
The final day of March Madness is here! We all filled out our brackets, dug out our college t-shirts, and reanimated our school spirit to watch the best of college basketball. This year, basketball star and Nothing But Nets Champion Ruth Riley found a way to match her love of college basketball with her passion to fight malaria in Africa, a leading killer of children under five.
Today, in honor of World Health Day, we are partnering with the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) to raise awareness about the serious and increasing threat of vector-borne diseases.
As we countdown to World Malaria Day on April 25, we want to recognize some of our champions and the awesome ways they’ve incorporated their passions for sports to raise awareness and send nets to save lives. This month, we want all our supporters to take a challenge and help send 25,000 bed nets by World Malaria Day. Our champions inspire us and we hope they inspire you too.
Are you enjoying March Madness or is your bracket busted like mine? Perhaps you’ve moved on and are looking forward to the Masters Tournament or this summer’s World Cup in Brazil. If you have sports on your mind – or even if they aren’t – I have a challenge just for you. Get active this April and Compete to Beat Malaria!
Children everywhere are taking action in the fight against malaria. It doesn’t take a lot to make an impact on the lives of people around the world. This is particularly true in the case of Sarah Friedman, a 7th grader at Richmond Jewish Day School in British Columbia.
One of the most important aspects of the arts is its ability to change the world. Whether we’re talking about a work of art by Picasso, a song by The Beatles, or a musical like Rent, artists are a crucial part of our society; artists are unafraid to shine a light on tough issues and really call for global change through their work.
International Women’s Day on March 8 celebrates the social, political and economic achievements of women around the world. Every hour of every day, UN Foundation campaigns are working to drive progress for girls and women.
Did you know that early every year the President submits a budget request to Congress? The President’s budget is a signal of his priorities and is his opportunity to share with Congress and the American people his thoughts on how we should invest our taxpayer dollars.
The Nothing but Nets team has exciting news to share! Dan Skallman recently joined our team as Campaign Associate! Dan joins us after spending last year in Mali and Senegal, where he experienced first-hand the devastating effects of malaria and how it impacts people’s lives.
A lit birthday candle means a lot to me, since I'm so old I remember when we invented fire. Good times.I still make a wish when I blow out my candles. Sometimes they even come true. But not everyone is that lucky. Every year, more than half a million children in Africa die from malaria – that’s one child every 60 seconds. Those children didn’t have the chance to celebrate their next birthday, much less see a wish come true.
Every day we are amazed by the work of our champions and supporters, helping send millions of life-saving nets to families in sub-Saharan Africa to prevent malaria. It also doesn’t hurt when one of the NBA’s biggest stars pledges to donate three bed nets for every three-pointer he makes.
This year, Valentine’s Day is on a Friday. This means that you’ll either a) struggle to find a decent dinner reservation b) look everywhere for a halfway edible box of chocolates or c) plan ahead and make this Valentine’s Day meaningful.
Turmoil in South Sudan has forced thousands to flee their homes and seek safety in refugee camps. As families flee from violence, they face another threat: malaria. Nothing But Nets and our United Nations partners have long worked in three camps run by the UN Refugee Agency in Maban, South Sudan, helping to reduce malaria in the camps and the nearby community.