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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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UN News Center
October 23, 2017

Gates Foundation pledges $3 million to UN-backed campaign to fight malaria in Africa

A United Nations-backed campaign to fight malaria in Africa has received its first-ever challenge grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a pledge to match dollar for dollar up to $3 million in individual contributions to the programme to fight a disease that kills more than 1 million people every year, mostly children under five.

 

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NBA.com

NBA Efforts to Combat Malaria

Nothing But Nets announced that the campaign’s efforts to fight malaria by delivering long-lasting, insecticide-treated nets (bed nets) to children and families throughout Africa were highlighted at today’s White House Malaria Summit hosted by President George Bush and First Lady Laura Bush.

 

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Rachel Henderson
October 4, 2017
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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 9, 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
July 13, 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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Susannah Rosenblatt
May 29, 2017

NBA Star Stephen Curry Breaks Three Point Record, Saves Lives

Golden State Warriors point guard and Nothing But Nets supporter Stephen Curry broke the NBA record Wednesday night for three pointers made in a single season.

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Rachel Henderson

NBA Star Stephen Curry, Nothing But Nets Deliver Bed Nets to Protect Refugee Camp from Malaria

Thirty-eight thousand nets. Sixty-eight thousand lives. These are the impressive stats put up by Stephen Curry, the NBA’s single-season three-point-record-holder, as he traveled to Tanzania with the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign.

 

 

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Rachel Henderson

Nothing But Nets Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement with ‘Gift a Net’

The United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign has joined #GivingTuesday, a global effort that brings together the collective power of charities, families, businesses and individuals to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season.

 

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