Last month, I attended my first Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill with the United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA), and I’m not going to lie, I was nervous. Many of my peers and colleagues had told me stories about getting lost in the halls of Congress and the treacherous walks across the hill in the scorching sun. But despite my fears, the day was a complete success, and once it was over I could not stop smiling. Here’s why.Read Article
Throughout April, Nothing But Nets champions hosted 31 World Malaria Day events across the country. These events ranged in structure and objective, some focusing on advocacy and recruitment and others on fundraising. The results were staggering.Read Article
Last week, international leaders, global health partners, and malaria specialists all converged in Dakar, Senegal for the 7th Multilateral Initiative on Malaria Conference (MIM) to discuss the achievements and challenges the world has faced in the past two decades as malaria has progressed.Read Article
We live in a world where almost 430,000 people die annually from a preventable, mosquito-borne disease called malaria. Children, pregnant women, and refugees are at highest risk for contracting this disease. But there is no excuse, considering that it is 100% preventable.Read Article
2018 is going to be a BIG year. In fact, it’s shaping up to be one of our most impactful years yet.
But before we forge ahead, first I want to take a moment to pause and reflect. We wouldn’t be able to help protect so many people from deadly mosquitoes without support from our Nothing But Nets community.Read Article
While sympathizing with those who have contracted or are at high risk for contracting malaria is important, I believe it is our responsibility as human beings to take a more active role in the fight against it.
I, for one, refuse to be idle while over a million people succumb to this preventable disease each year.Read Article
To me, there was a pleasant simplicity in the idea that $10 can provide a bed net - that $10 can, quite literally, save a life. With this message, I was inspired to teach others about Nothing But Nets and show my community that such a small act can go a really long way.Read Article
My involvement with Nothing But Nets first began in 2015 while I was working on the Sustainable Development Goal framework as a member of a Major Group at the United Nations. After the meeting, I continued the conversation with youth, many of whom had been significantly affected by malaria.Read Article
Not many people realize that 90 percent of deaths from malaria come from sub-Saharan Africa. As the youngest continent, Africa needed a new sense of urgency to combat many of the gaps and challenges it faced, especially malaria.
This conversation led me to look into malaria from a science and global health policy perspective, and indirectly led me to get involved with Nothing But Nets.Read Article
Yesterday was the last day of the Nothing But Nets Leadership Summit (which conveniently fell on World Malaria Day!) We went to Capitol Hill to meet with members of Congress and their staffers to emphasize the importance of protecting international aid funding.Read Article