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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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November 06, 2017

Global Political and Scientific Leaders Celebrate Innovation Accelerating Malaria Elimination in the Americas

“The collaborative effort of Haiti and the Dominican Republic to eliminate not one, but two mosquito-borne diseases from their shared island shows that improving public health transcends cultural differences, even in historically and politically sensitive situations,” said former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, whose Carter Center in 2008 helped launch the binational effort to eliminate malaria and lymphatic filariasis, a disfiguring neglected tropical disease. “Continued hard work, political commitment, and support from the international community are critical to wiping out these diseases of poverty once and for all.”

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Rachel Henderson
October 04, 2017

Nonprofits and Celebrities Join Forces to Combat HIV and Malaria in Malawi

The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF) and the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign announced today a partnership to combat HIV and malaria in southern rural Malawi. Actor Scott Wolf, his wife Kelley, and actress Alexandra Daddario traveled there with the two organizations to see first-hand how they are tackling both global health issues.

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Rachel Henderson, Patty Sanchez Bao
August 09, 2017

Felipe Lopez Fights Malaria in the Dominican Republic with Nothing But Nets

Former NBA player and NBA Cares Ambassador Felipe Lopez recently traveled with the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign to Dajabon, Dominican Republic to help fight malaria. There, he met with officials from the National Center for Tropical Diseases Control within the country’s Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance to learn about the progress made toward malaria elimination on the island of Hispaniola. He also met with community health workers, civil society organizations, children and families affected by malaria.

 

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Rachel Henderson
July 19, 2017

Nia Long and Son Massai Dorsey Jr. to Fight Malaria in Tanzania with Nothing But Nets

In a few weeks, actress Nia Long and her son Massai Dorsey Jr. will travel to Tanzania to support the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign in its global fight against malaria. They will visit one of the world’s largest refugee camps to see the impact of malaria firsthand, meet with refugee families, and distribute insecticide-treated mosquito nets that help keep families safe from the disease.

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Rachel Henderson, Adam Flynn
June 20, 2017

On World Refugee Day, Nothing But Nets Announces Major Commitment by Sumitomo Chemical Company to Fight Malaria

Today, on World Refugee Day, the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign announced a new commitment to fight malaria with Sumitomo Chemical Co., a global leader in innovative vector control and long-standing partner in the fight to end malaria. Sumitomo Chemical has issued a second matching grant challenge to Nothing But Nets supporters: For every life-saving bed net donated by a supporter (up to 350,000 nets), Sumitomo Chemical will match it, for a total of 700,000 nets. Sumitomo Chemical’s commitment to help Nothing But Nets and its UN partners working across sub-Saharan Africa is part of Nothing But Nets’ new “P.L.E.D.G.E. to Protect” two million refugees and displaced individuals from malaria by the end of 2017.

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Kelly Herman
May 04, 2017

Nothing But Nets and Mosquito Joe Launch National Partnership

Today, Mosquito Joe and the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign announced a new partnership to raise awareness and funds to fight malaria. 

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Rachel Henderson
April 25, 2017

Malaria Advocates Rally in Washington for World Malaria Day

Today, on World Malaria Day, the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign has convened more than 125 advocates from 29 states to the nation’s capital to galvanize policymakers to support U.S. funding for life-saving global malaria programs.

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