Where We Send Nets

Nothing But Nets focuses on providing insecticide-treated bed nets to families across Sub-Saharan Africa - where the majority of all deaths and infections from malaria occur. Bed nets use a simple but effective prevention approach: eliminate contact with mosquitoes, eliminate malaria.

How Do Bed Nets Get to Africa?

Nothing But Nets works with UN agencies and other implementing partners to purchase the nets and distribute them to families. Net distributions are typically part of a wider public health effort within a country coordinated by local ministries of health and public health organizations. Our implementing partners and local governments have expertise in accessing remote, hard-to-reach areas throughout Africa.  Check out a Bednet’s Journey »

Which Countries Receive Nets?

Nothing But Nets identifies areas of greatest need across sub-Saharan Africa and works to fill gaps in funding.  Our priorities are constantly changing to address countries and populations most in need.  The campaign targets populations that are particularly vulnerable to malaria, such as refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs), and other often overlooked demographics. Our implementing partners, including the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), as well as others, work closely with local Ministries of Health to determine which countries will receive bed nets.

Countries are chosen based on the prevalence and spread of disease, the number of years since the last campaign, and the willingness and preparedness of local governments and Ministries of Health. This process is necessary to ensure that each campaign is efficient, effective, and sustainable.

All of the planning, coordination, cooperation, implementation and education ensure that a bed net will make it into the hands of a family in need, into a home, and over a bed to protect the life of the people sleeping under it.

This entire process is accomplished for just $10. By simply donating a net through Nothing But Nets, you set all the gears in motion to get a net to where it is needed most.

Ruth Riley “…Saving lives is not only a worthy cause in itself, but people can also have a lot of fun in the process!!”

Ruth Riley
WNBA Star

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