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November 19, 2018

Nothing But Nets Executive Director Addresses Stalled Progress Revealed in World Malaria Report, Launch of Country-Led Response Plan

Washington, DC (November 19, 2018) – Margaret Reilly McDonnell, Executive Director of the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign, provided the following statement on the World Health Organization’s World Malaria Report 2018 released today. 

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November 06, 2018

Groundbreaking Malaria Elimination Pilot Project launches in Grand’Anse, Haiti

A groundbreaking new pilot program for malaria elimination has launched in the in Grand’Anse region of Haiti, which carries more than 50% of the island’s malaria burden and has incidence rates nearly 12 times higher than the national average. 

The Grand’Anse project consists of a package of interventions to eliminate malaria sub-nationally by strengthening Haiti’s existing system of health care services. This package of interventions includes vector control, disease surveillance, case management, community engagement, as well as innovative strategies such as targeted mass drug administration and indoor residual spraying of insecticide in the most affected areas.

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June 11, 2018

UN Foundation’s Kathy Calvin on Paraguay’s Certification as Malaria-Free: Progress Happens When We Act; Let’s Recommit to be the Generation to End Malaria

Today, the World Health Organization (WHO) certified Paraguay as free of malaria – the first country in the Americas to accomplish this milestone in 45 years. This certification is granted when a country has recorded zero malaria cases transmitted in-country for the past three consecutive years.

This historic moment signals that progress in ending this disease – which still claims the life of a child every two minutes –  is possible. This was further highlighted today in the release of WHO’s Elimination 2020 (E2020) report, which found an additional 10 of the 21 countries identified are on track for elimination by 2020.

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April 25, 2018

First Lady of Haiti Martine Moïse Commemorates World Malaria Day, Expresses Commitment to Elimination Alongside Global, Political, and Scientific Leaders

Today, the First Lady of Haiti Martine Moïse and more than 300 government officials, civil society representatives, scientists and technical partners of the global health and development community gathered to celebrate World Malaria Day and increase awareness of Haiti’s commitment to eliminating malaria, a preventable yet deadly disease that threatens half the world’s population and kills a child every two minutes.

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Nothing But Nets Team
March 26, 2018

Omnibus Reaffirms U.S. Commitment to Foreign Aid, United Nations

Last week, Congress passed a funding package for Fiscal Year 2018, which was later signed by the President, keeping the government open and pertinent programs funded through the end of September 2018.

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March 15, 2018

Actress and Activist Alexandra Daddario Announces Birthday Fundraiser and Attendance at Nothing But Nets Leadership Summit to Support the Fight Against HIV and Malaria

Alexandra Daddario announced today that she is dedicating her birthday on March 16 to raise funds for the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign and The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF). The Baywatch star traveled to Malawi this past summer to visit programs supported by the two organizations.

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February 13, 2018

Nothing But Nets Expands Work to End Malaria in Latin America and the Caribbean With Major Commitment from Sumitomo Chemical

The United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign and Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited, one of Japan’s leading chemical companies, announced the third year of their partnership to help protect women, children, refugees, and vulnerable populations from malaria. The partnership will support Nothing But Nets’ work in sub-Saharan Africa, as well as the campaign’s new focus on ending malaria in Latin America and Caribbean. As part of the Every Woman, Every Child platform, the partnership helps to advance the unprecedented global movement that mobilizes and intensifies international and national action by governments, multilaterals, the private sector and civil society to address the major health challenges facing women, children and adolescents around the world.

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December 28, 2017

Stephen Curry and Under Armour to Release “Nothing But Nets” Curry 4 to Fight Malaria

On December 31, Under Armour and Stephen Curry, who serves as the Global Ambassador for the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign, will release a limited-edition Curry 4 Low colorway to support the fight against malaria. For every pair sold, Stephen will donate an insecticide-treated bed net to Nothing But Nets, protecting kids, refugees, and families from malaria.

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November 29, 2017

Nothing But Nets Director Addresses Halted Progress Revealed in World Malaria Report

Margaret Reilly McDonnell, Director of the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign, provided the following statement on the World Health Organization’s World Malaria Report 2017 released today:

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Margaret Reilly McDonnell
November 15, 2017

Nothing But Nets and the UN Foundation Welcomes Peter Sands as Executive Director of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria

After five years of strong leadership under Dr. Mark Dybul, we look forward to working in partnership with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria’s new Executive Director Peter Sands. No other organization has contributed more resources to the fight against malaria than the Global Fund, including nearly 800 million bed nets delivered to families around the world. The Nothing But Nets team looks forward to continuing to champion the lifesaving work of the Global Fund under Peter Sands’ leadership as we push to eliminate malaria for good.

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