More than 200 Nothing But Nets champions, partners and celebrity ambassadors came together in Washington DC last month (March 24-26) for what was the largest Nothing But Nets Leadership Summit ever.
The Summit culminated on Capitol Hill, where our champions led more than 150 meetings with members of Congress and their staff. The primary purpose of these meetings was to advocate for continued and increased funding for the President’s Malaria Initiative and The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria.
Representing 33 states and countries such as Syria, Niger, and Venezuela, Summit attendees participated in two days of leadership and advocacy trainings, interactive workshops, and panels and presentations featuring high-level UN experts and celebrity advocates.
Sessions focused on the importance of storytelling and being an effective spokesperson, the technical aspects of where we are in the fight against malaria, the multi-dimensional approach to malaria elimination in Haiti, and the critical importance of stepping up the fight in the most malaria-affected countries.
For more about the Leadership Summit, you can check out our Facebook photo album. Thank you to all of our amazing champions who are leading the fight against malaria in their communities!