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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Nia Long & Ime Udoka Become Nothing But Nets Champions to Fight Malaria

Today, the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign announced actress Nia Long and San Antonio Spur’s assistant coach Ime Udoka as new champions in the fight against malaria.

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Nothing But Nets Celebrates 10 Years Saving Lives on #GivingTuesday

Today, the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign announced that thanks to its partners and donors around the world, it will have delivered 10 million life-saving bed nets by the end of 2016, its 10th anniversary year. In recognition of #GivingTuesday, several partner organizations have announced major commitments to help Nothing But Nets save lives from malaria.

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Stephen Curry To Continue “Three For Three Challenge” Benefitting Nothing But Nets During 2016-17 Season

For the fifth consecutive year, Warriors Guard and reigning MVP Stephen Curry will continue his Three For Three Challenge during the 2016-17 season by donating three life-saving bed nets to the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign for each three-pointer he makes this season, the team announced today. For the third consecutive season, the Warriors will also match Curry’s donation to protect thousands of children and families from malaria, a deadly, yet preventable and treatable disease.

 

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Nothing But Nets Celebrates Appointment of Antonio Guterres as Next United Nations Secretary-General

Yesterday, the United Nations General Assembly, on the recommendation of the UN Security Council, appointed António Guterres to succeed current UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon starting on January 1, 2017. 

 

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Stephen Curry Renews Commitment to Malaria, Talks Startup at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco

Today, Golden State Warriors point guard and two-time NBA MVP, Stephen Curry, took the stage at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco for the first time to talk about his passion projects including his work fighting malaria with the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign and his involvement with tech startup Slyce.

 

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The United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets Campaign Partners with Esri to Combat Malaria

Global smart-mapping leader Esri has partnered with the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign in the fight against malaria.

 

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Warriors’ Stephen Curry to Take the Stage at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco 2016

TechCrunch announced today that two-time NBA MVP and Golden State Warriors point guard, Stephen Curry, will be speaking onstage for the first time ever at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco on Tuesday, September 13th at 5:30pm PT, where he’ll talk about his roles as a tech startup investor, philanthropist and athlete.

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Soccer Star Mix Diskerud Teams Up with Nothing But Nets to Fight Malaria

Today, the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign announced a new Champion in the fight against malaria. Professional soccer player Mix Diskerud has joined the campaign, committing to donate 20 life-saving anti-malaria bed nets for every goal he makes during the Major League Soccer regular season and during U.S. Men’s National Team games. In addition, he’ll donate 10 nets for every assist and $5 for each hat sold from his online company, MixLids.

 

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Dawes Releases Exclusive Track for Fans who Join Fight against Malaria

Today, Dawes announced it has released an exclusive track for fans who donate to the United Nations Foundations’ Nothing But Nets campaign, to help save lives from malaria. Fans who donate at NothingButNets.net/Dawes will receive a free download of Dawes covering The Waterboys’ “Fisherman’s Blues.” The promotion will run for 60 days.

 

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Margaret Reilly McDonnell Appointed Director of the UN Foundation’s Nothing But Nets Campaign

The United Nations Foundation announced today the appointment of Margaret Reilly McDonnell as Director of its Nothing But Nets campaign — a global campaign to save lives by preventing malaria. McDonnell has served as Deputy Director for four years, alongside former Director Chris Helfrich.

 

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Sheryl Sandberg Uses 360 Video to “Call Her Shot” to Beat Malaria

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg joined the Call Your Shot campaign to beat malaria yesterday, posting a 360-degree video of her making a basketball shot. Sandberg called out tennis star Serena Williams, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann and Hewlett Packard CEO Meg Whitman.

 

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Basketball’s best shooter Stephen Curry launches “Call Your Shot” challenge taking aim at malaria

Leaders of Malaria No More and the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign, Martin Edlund and Chris Helfrich, provided the following statement today about a new public awareness challenge called “Call Your Shot”:

 

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JCI Announces New Commitment to The Million Nets Pledge

Today, JCI, announced that it will help the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign provide 30,000 life-saving bed nets for refugees in Africa, protecting families from malaria. JCI will activate its more than 200,000 members across the country and around the world to raise the funds, create awareness, and advocate this year, the second and final year of The Million Nets Pledge. If the funds are raised, it will unlock a match from Nothing But Nets partner Sumitomo Chemical Company, doubling the amount of nets to 60,000 to help protect more refugees from malaria.

“Every two minutes, a child dies from malaria,” said Paschal Dike, 2016 JCI President. “We are committed to working with Nothing But Nets to lead the generation that defeats malaria once and for all."

This monumental commitment comes as leaders recently returned from Cameroon with Nothing But Nets where they learned about the impact of malaria first hand and met with partners working in the region. Nothing But Nets works closely with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to provide bed nets and other malaria interventions for refugees and people displaced by conflict. In addition, the campaign advocates for strong leadership and funding for The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, which provides over half of all international funding to fight malaria.

Recently, The Global Fund facilitated a national campaign to distribute 15.8 million nets, working to achieve universal coverage in Cameroon. Nets from this distribution have been circulated to almost every region of the country.

“Malaria is a leading cause of death in Cameroon,” said Arrey Obenson, JCI Secretary General. “I grew up here – it’s a devastating disease. We can help Nothing But Nets save thousands of lives right now.”

For the past seven years, JCI has been an instrumental partner to Nothing But Nets, helping to raise close to $3.5 million to protect refugees and families from malaria in sub-Saharan Africa. Over the course of its partnership, the world has made tremendous strides to defeat malaria – reducing child deaths in sub-Saharan Africa by 71% since 2000. The UN estimates that more than 6.2 million lives have been saved since 2000, and the targets for Millennium Development Goal 6 have been met or surpassed. The UN and global leaders now seek to reduce cases and deaths from malaria worldwide by 90% and to eliminate malaria in at least 35 countries by 2030.

“JCI is one of our most passionate and dedicated partners and I’m thrilled by this renewed commitment to help us protect those most vulnerable from malaria,” said Chris Helfrich, Director of Nothing But Nets. “Our partners help us make the biggest impact – only together can we truly defeat this disease for good.”

Today, there are tens of millions of refugees and families displaced by violence around the world – and 60 percent of them live in areas where malaria is transmitted. Malaria is a major threat to refugees – it is a leading cause of illness and death in many African countries, including those where Nothing But Nets and its UN partners work. Last year, Nothing But Nets launched The Million Nets Pledge, a commitment to protect refugee families from malaria with one million bednets by 2016. This ambitious two-year goal aims to raise $10 million to protect vulnerable people fleeing violence, particularly in Central Africa. At a special United Nations event in September, Sumitomo Chemical Co. issued a matching grant challenge to Nothing But Nets supporters and partners who donate to The Million Nets Pledge.

The Nothing But Nets campaign boasts hundreds of thousands of supporters – from students to athletes to entertainers – who all help to protect families on another continent from the threat of malaria. Anyone can join The Million Nets Pledge and help to send one million nets to protect refugee families from malaria. JCI members can go to www.NothingButNets.net/JCI to donate and help save lives.

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At Nothing But Nets Summit, The White House Announces Increased Funding, Expansion of the President’s Malaria Initiative to Help Defeat Malaria

Today, at the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets Champion Summit, President Obama’s National Security Advisor, Ambassador Susan Rice, announced the Administration’s plans to leverage increased malaria funding by expanding the President’s Malaria Initiative’s (PMI) work in six countries. The announcement came in front of more than 125 youth and advocates from 26 states who have convened in Washington, D.C. to learn the necessary skills to become the next generation of grassroots leaders in the fight to defeat malaria.

 

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Ambassador Susan Rice, Soccer Star Abby Wambach Champion Leadership in Fight against Malaria

Next week, the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign will bring together more than 125 youth and advocates from 26 states for its annual Champion Summit, a three-day event to train and mobilize the next generation of grassroots leaders in the fight against malaria. United States National Security Advisor, Ambassador Susan Rice, along with soccer star Abby Wambach, will speak to the Nothing But Nets Champions, inspiring them to use their voices in their communities and help ignite progress against this deadly disease.

 

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Nothing But Nets Director Hails Historic Progress Revealed in World Malaria Report

Upon today’s release of World Health Organization’s World Malaria Report 2015, Chris Helfrich, Director of the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign, made the following statement:

 

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Detroit Pistons Players to Send Nets and Protect Refugees from Malaria

Today, the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign, the world’s largest, grassroots campaign to fight malaria, announced its Champions Anthony Tolliver and Steve Blake will donate three life-saving bednets to the campaign for every three-pointer they make during the 2015-16 NBA season. They have inspired at least seven more of their teammates to also support Nothing But Nets this season.

 

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Warriors Guard Stephen Curry Continues "Three for Three Challenge" Benefiting Nothing But Nets For 2015-16 Season

Golden State Warriors guard and reigning NBA MVP Stephen Curry will once again lead his Three for Three Challenge during the 2015-16 season by donating three life-saving nets to the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign for every three-pointer he makes, it was announced today. The Warriors also announced today the team will match Curry’s donation throughout the 2015-16 campaign up to $5,000.

 

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Nothing But Nets Announces Major Commitment to The Million Nets Pledge

Today, the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign, the world’s largest grassroots campaign to fight malaria, announced a major new partnership with Sumitomo Chemical Co., one of the largest global bednet manufacturers. Unveiled Saturday at a special United Nations event, Sumitomo Chemical issued a matching grant challenge to Nothing But Nets supporters, alongside a pledge for significant campaign support, in a partnership aiming to protect one million vulnerable refugees from malaria with life-saving bednets.

 

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Mancheno Insurance Agency and Nationwide Insurance Join Nothing But Nets Campaign to Save Lives

Today, the California-based Mancheno Insurance Agency, a member of the Nationwide Insurance Independent channel, announced its partnership with the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign to protect refugees from malaria. In forming the first insurance industry partnership with Nothing But Nets, Jorge Mancheno of Mancheno Insurance Agency was inspired by Golden State Warriors star and NBA MVP Stephen Curry, who also supports the campaign.

 

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Actress Serinda Swan Helps Nothing But Nets Fight Malaria on World Refugee Day

Tomorrow, June 20, is World Refugee Day and Serinda Swan, actress of USA’s hit summer show, Graceland, is calling for fans and global health advocates to support the millions of women and children living as refugees around the world. Swan, who plays DEA agent Paige Arkin, supports the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign, protecting refugee families from malaria.

 

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The MUSCLE MILK® Brand Donates $10,000 on Behalf of Stephen Curry

CytoSport, Inc., parent company to the MUSCLE MILK® brand, announced today that the brand will donate $10,000 to the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign in Stephen Curry’s name to celebrate his Most Valuable Player honor.

The MUSCLE MILK® brand has been a proud partner of Curry starting in the early phases of his professional career and shares his passion for making a difference in the lives of others. Nothing But Nets is a global organization that Curry supports that provides bednets to families in Africa to protect them from malaria, a disease that claims the life of a child every 60 seconds. The donation will provide 1,000 insecticide-treated nets to help save the lives of families in need.

“I’m overwhelmed with the outpouring of support from my partners, and I’m grateful that the Muscle Milk team would decide to do something like this,” said Curry. “What an honor that my team can use this award as a platform to make a difference, and I appreciate that they are willing to support the Nothing But Nets cause.”

“We are so proud to be a small part of supporting Stephen’s journey to being recognized with the league’s top individual honor,” said Greg Longstreet, president and CEO of CytoSport, Inc. “His dedication to the game and commitment to constant improvement have displayed his mindset that he can ‘do all things’. He represents character, strength, determination and drive on and off the court. We make this donation to demonstrate our support for him as a person and an athlete and to provide life-saving nets not found on the basketball court.”

“Stephen has been a tremendous leader in this movement to save lives,” said Chris Helfrich, director of Nothing But Nets. “With his support, we’ve helped save millions from this preventable disease. We’re thrilled to see his fans, team, the sports community, and now Muscle Milk joining this important fight against malaria.”

For more information on the MUSCLE MILK® brand, visit www.musclemilk.com and facebook.com/musclemilk or follow the brand at @MuscleMilk on Instagram and Twitter. For more information on Nothing But Nets, please visit www.nothingbutnets.net. 

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Supporters Worldwide Join The Million Nets Pledge on World Malaria Day

In observance of World Malaria Day, today thousands of supporters worldwide will join The Million Nets Pledge, a two-year pledge by the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign to protect refugee families with one million bednets by 2016. This ambitious $10 million pledge focuses on their increased work with UN partners to protect children, refugees, and families displaced by conflict in sub-Saharan Africa from malaria.

 

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Nothing But Nets Announces The Million Nets Pledge to Fight Malaria

Today, the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign announced The Million Nets Pledge, a new two-year commitment to protect refugee families from malaria with one million bednets by 2016. This ambitious $10 million pledge focuses on their increased work with UN partners to protect children, refugees, and families displaced by conflict in sub-Saharan Africa from malaria.

 

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Nothing But Nets and The Whistle Sports Network Team Up to Save Lives

Today, at South by Southwest, the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign and The Whistle Sports Network announced a new partnership to unify the global sports community in a mission beyond winning games – working together to save lives.

 

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Nothing But Nets and Athletes for Hope Connect Athletes and Fans to Fight Malaria

Today, the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign and Athletes for Hope are joining forces to connect professional, Olympic, and collegiate athletes and their fans to help save lives by preventing malaria, a leading cause of death among children globally.

 

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Nothing But Nets Director Celebrates Progress Outlined in World Malaria Report

Chris Helfrich, Director of the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign, provided the following statement on the World Health Organization’s World Malaria Report 2014 released today:

 

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Stephen Curry Gifts Nets to Honor Teammates on #GivingTuesday

Today, recognizing #GivingTuesday, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry announced that he is supporting the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign. Curry has committed to “Gift a Net” in honor of each of his teammates, sending life-saving bednets to protect families in sub-Saharan Africa from malaria.

 

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Stephen Curry Drives Three for Three Challenge Benefiting Nothing But Nets for 2014-15 Season

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry will once again lead his Three for Three Challenge for the 2014-15 season by donating three life-saving bednets to the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign for every three-pointer he makes this season, it was announced today. The Warriors also announced today the team will match Curry’s donation throughout the 2014-15 season up to $5,000.

During his first two seasons running the challenge (2012-13 & 2013-14), Curry donated 1,599 bednets to help thousands of families avoid malaria infection. During the 2012-13 season, Curry established a new NBA single-season three-point record with 272 three-pointers made and donated 816 bednets, and last season (2013-14), Curry recorded 261 three-pointers, providing 783 bednets to families.

“I am honored to support the Nothing But Nets campaign for the third season in a row to continue to help raise awareness and provide bednets to protect families from malaria,” said Curry. “This has been an issue close to my heart since my days at Davidson, and I am grateful that the Warriors organization is helping me once again this season to give to such an important cause.”

Since his time as a college star at Davidson when his college roommate, Bryant Barr, educated him and encouraged him to get involved in the cause, Curry has been a committed champion of the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign, which works with the UN and other partners to distribute insecticide-treated mosquito nets to protect families across sub-Saharan Africa from malaria. Every 60 seconds, a child dies from malaria. Malaria kills more than 600,000 people worldwide every year, most of them children under five. Bednets provide a simple, cost-effective solution. It only costs $10 to purchase and deliver a bednet, and provide education on its proper use. Since 2006, Nothing But Nets has delivered millions of life-saving bednets to protect families in need thanks to the generous contributions from its partners, champions, and supporters.

“Last year, Stephen traveled with us to Tanzania and saw first-hand how malaria can devastate families,” said Chris Helfrich, Director of the Nothing But Nets campaign. “We are so grateful that he and the Golden State Warriors have inspired thousands of fans to get involved in the fight to defeat malaria.”

Fans can get involved to help Curry and the Golden State Warriors in the fight against malaria. Go to www.NothingButNets.net to send a net and help save a life. For more information on the Golden State Warriors 2014-15 season, presented by Kaiser Permanente, please visit Warriors.com.

 

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United Nations Foundation Mobilizes Critical Support for the Millennium Development Goals

To mark a milestone, the United Nations Foundation, created by entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner to support the UN’s life-saving work, highlighted its continuing commitment to join with the UN to advance progress on the MDGs.

 

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Beyond the Pitch: DaMarcus Beasley Joins Nothing But Nets to Fight Malaria

Today, Nothing But Nets announced its newest champion in the fight against malaria – American soccer player DaMarcus Beasley!

 

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Cross Country BzzzTour Fights to End Malaria

For the second year in a row, the Junior Chamber International (JCI USA), is partnering with the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign, kicking off a multicity “BzzzTour” today to encourage elected officials, JCI chapters, and communities nationwide to continue the fight against malaria. The tour will visit more than 100 JCI chapters across 20 states, making six major stops in Nashville, Des Moines, St. Louis, Seattle, Houston, and Washington, D.C.

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UN Foundation President & CEO Recognizes Progress, Rallies Continued Fight to End Malaria

Kathy Calvin, President and CEO of the United Nations Foundation, released a statement on World Malaria Day.

 

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Nothing But Nets and Major League Soccer Team Up to Beat Malaria

Today, the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign and Major League Soccer have teamed up, rallying soccer fans to “Compete to Beat Malaria.” 

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Nothing But Nets Announces “Compete to Beat Malaria” Sports Challenge to Observe World Malaria Day

Today, the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign launched a nationwide challenge to ask Americans to “Compete to Beat Malaria.” The month-long cam“Nothing But Nets was created with sports in our DNA,” said Chris Helfrich, Director of Nothing But Nets. “For years, our supporters have leveraged their passions for sports to raise money for the campaign while doing what they love. If everyone takes a challenge this month, we can help protect thousands of kids from malaria.”

 

 

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Warriors to Host Nothing But Nets Night March 30 to Fight Malaria

The Golden State Warriors are hosting Nothing But Nets Night on Sunday, March 30 against the New York Knicks at Oracle Arena (6:00 p.m.), the team announced today. For every event ticket purchased for this game, the Warriors will donate a life-saving insecticide-treated bed net to the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign.

 

 

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Camp Broadway Announces Partnership with United Nations Foundation's Nothing But Nets Campaign

Today, Camp Broadway announced a strategic alliance with the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign to encourage performing arts-loving kids to take action and raise awareness about the global fight against malaria. The year-round partnership connects arts and advocacy by showcasing youthful creativity, delivering classroom curriculum, and offering immersive summer camp programming.

 

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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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Stephen Curry Continues Three For Three Challenge Benefiting Nothing But Nets For 2013-14 Season

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry will once again participate in the Three for Three Challenge for the 2013-14 season by donating three life-saving bed nets to the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign for every three-pointer he makes this season, it was announced today.

 

 

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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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NBA’s Stephen Curry to Fight Malaria in Tanzania with Nothing But Nets

In a few weeks, NBA star Stephen Curry will travel to Tanzania to support the United Nation’s Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign in its global fight against malaria.

 

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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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Dawes Turns Up the Volume in the Fight Against Malaria

Rock band Dawes will visit refugee camps in Rwanda next week with the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign to help raise awareness and funds to fight malaria in sub-Saharan Africa. Guitarist and vocalist Taylor Goldsmith, drummer Griffin Goldsmith, bassist Wylie Gelber, and keyboardist Tay Strathairn will help distribute life-saving bed nets to help protect refugee families from malaria—and perform with local musicians. Refugees in the region are fleeing conflict in neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo. The band will also meet with officials from the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to learn about the humanitarian situation there.

“Refugees already face incredibly difficult conditions,” said Chris Helfrich, Director of Nothing But Nets. “These families fleeing violence shouldn’t have to worry about a deadly mosquito bite. Every 60 seconds a child dies from malaria—but a simple bed net can keep them safe. Through the trip to Rwanda and beyond, Nothing But Nets and Dawes will raise awareness among the band’s fans and inspire them to send nets and save lives.”

“Nothing But Nets’ mission is simple, but makes a real difference,” said Taylor Goldsmith. “A $10 bed net is all it takes to give a family hope. We believe no child should die from a preventable disease like malaria.”

Nothing But Nets has worked with UNHCR since 2008 to provide vulnerable refugee families fleeing conflict or natural disasters with insecticide-treated mosquito nets to keep them safe from malaria. Together, they have provided more than 1 million bed nets to refugees living in camps across Africa; as a result, malaria dropped from the leading killer of refugees to the number five cause of death.

Since 2006, Nothing But Nets has raised more than $45 million from hundreds of thousands of grassroots supporters, and sent over 7 million bed nets to families across Africa. Anyone—from students to CEOs—can help protect families in Africa from malaria. To learn more and to donate, visit www.NothingButNets.net.

TWEET THIS: .@NothingButNets is distributing bed nets to #refugees in Rwanda w/ @dawestheband. Help them fight #malaria! http://bit.ly/WAVeFV

Dawes’ much-anticipated third album, Stories Don’t End, will be released April 9, and is available for pre-order.

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Susannah Rosenblatt srosenblatt@unfoundation.org

About Nothing But Nets Nothing But Nets is a global, grassroots campaign to save lives by preventing malaria, a leading killer of children in Africa. Inspired by sports columnist Rick Reilly, hundreds of thousands of people have joined the campaign that was created by the United Nations Foundation in 2006. Campaign partners include the National Basketball Association’s NBA Cares, The people of The United Methodist Church, and Major League Soccer’s MLS W.O.R.K.S. It only costs $10 to provide an insecticide-treated bed net that can prevent this deadly disease. Visit www.NothingButNets.net to send a net and save a life.

About The United Nations Foundation The United Nations Foundation builds public-private partnerships to address the world’s most pressing problems, and broadens support for the United Nations through advocacy and public outreach. Through innovative campaigns and initiatives, the Foundation connects people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems. The Foundation was created in 1998 as a U.S. public charity by entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner and now is supported by global corporations, foundations, governments, and individuals. For more information, visit www.unfoundation.org.

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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 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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Taiwan Today
June 19, 2018

Taiwan President Tsai eyes enhanced malaria-fighting efforts

Tsai made the remarks while receiving U.S. anti-malaria campaigner Katherine Commale and her family at the Office of the President in Taipei City. The 17-year-old from Pennsylvania first made headlines at age five after she began raising funds to purchase mosquito nets for children in Africa. Over the past 12 years, she helped keep millions safe from malaria on the continent and is a major participant in Nothing But Nets—a global grassroots campaign launched in 2006 by the U.N. Foundation, according to the Office of the President.

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Health.com
June 19, 2018

This Is The Workout That Got Alexandra Daddario Into 'Baywatch' Shape

Alexandra Daddario of Baywatch fame is a force to be reckoned with. In addition to being a big-screen star, she's also a doting dog mom, spokesperson for the United Nations Foundation, and avid yogi. We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Daddario, who is launching a new partnership with Kleenex. Here, she filled us in on her favorite healthy foods, go-to workouts, and how she manages to find balance.

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US Weekly Magazine
June 07, 2018

Stephen Curry vs. LeBron James: All About the NBA Rivals, Their Families and More

In 2012, Curry began donating three insecticide-treated mosquito nets to the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets for every three-pointer he scored. The campaign helps combat malaria.

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Elite Daily
June 06, 2018

Alexandra Daddario's 'Baywatch' Set Story Is Actually Really Hilarious – EXCLUSIVE

Alexandra Daddario is a name you've probably been hearing a lot recently — and with good reason. Not only is she a talented actress, working alongside prominent leads in shows and films like True Detective, Baywatch, and The Layover, but she's also a spokesperson for the United Nations Foundation, and is Kleenex Brand's newest ambassador (are you keeping up?). With all of these accomplishments under her belt, it begs the question: Is there anything that Alexandra Daddario can't do? The answer, quite obviously, is no.

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Fast Company
June 05, 2018

Facebook fundraising just got even better

Golden State Warrior Steph Curry celebrated his 30th birthday by raising over $82,000 on Facebook for Nothing But Nets, a charity named for a basketball catchphrase but one that is actually about helping combat childhood malaria around the world.

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Variety
May 17, 2018

Nia Long on Netflix’s ‘Roxanne, Roxanne’ and Returning to TV With ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’

Nia Long’s breakout role came in 1991, at age 20, on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” Since then, she’s starred in such big-screen comedies as “The Best Man Holiday” and “Big Momma’s House.” She balances her film career, including a starring turn in Netflix’s current “Roxanne, Roxanne,” with her series regular role on “NCIS: Los Angeles.”

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Forbes
May 13, 2018

How To Help Mothers Around The World This Mother's Day

I would like to use this Mother’s Day not only to appreciate mothers all over the world but also to raise several issues that are sometimes overshadowed during a day of celebrations often centred around the giving of flowers, chocolates, and cards.

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The Hill
April 19, 2018

The US is leading the way in the fight against malaria

When World Malaria Day, April 25, was designated in 2007, the disease was killing more than 750,000 people annually. Last year, that number had decreased by more than 40 percent.

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Devex
April 17, 2018

Leaders challenge Commonwealth countries to halve malaria cases by 2023

LONDON — On Wednesday government leaders, the private sector and NGOs will announce new commitments in the fight against malaria and call on the 53 Commonwealth nations to halve the number of malaria cases worldwide in the next five years. If achieved, this would prevent 350 million cases of malaria and save 650,000 lives, according to estimates by the World Health Organization.

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The Mercury News
March 16, 2018

Is Steph Curry the most likable star in Bay Area pro sports history?

Stephen Curry clearly had a great time at his surprise 30th birthday party Wednesday, but in keeping with his persona, the Warriors star also made sure to spend his birthday helping make dreams come true for others.

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CNN
March 02, 2018

The Van Jones Show - Interview with Stephen Curry

Even though he's an NBA champion, our Global Ambassador Stephen Curry knows there's more to life than basketball. As he recently shared with CNN's Van Jones: "I've seen firsthand how parents can't protect their kids from a simple thing like a mosquito bite, and how easy malaria is to prevent." That's why he works with us to raise awareness for the fight to end malaria - and we're grateful to have him on our team!

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The Mercury News
February 27, 2018

How Stephen Curry Focused More on Philanthropy Efforts than “Noise” Surrounding Donald Trump Criticism

If not for the Warriors’ outspokenness and Donald Trump’s impulses on Twitter, the White House would simply represent the president’s official residence and workplace. Instead, the White House symbolized something else. The Warriors voiced doubts about visiting there to celebrate their 2017 NBA championship because of Trump’s divisive rhetoric. Warriors guard Stephen Curry stands at the center of that controversy after publicly saying he would refuse to visit the White House.

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The Mercury News
February 20, 2018

High-stakes tweeting: How social media has changed the game for NBA players

Social media can be a very powerful tool. Players can connect with their audiences in unprecedented ways, bring attention to their causes and show sides of themselves and their character that were previously reserved for family and friends. Curry very much recognizes that power and privilege and has used it for many philanthropical causes, including his Nothing But Nets shoe giveaway in which he donated an insecticide-treated bed net to protect families from malaria for every $120 shoe sold.

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The Montreal Gazette
February 16, 2018

Natalya Neidhart: Trip to Rwanda was Life-Changing

Five years ago, I went on a trip that would change my life. I went to the African nation of Rwanda with WWE and The United Nations Foundation. The purpose of the trip was to meet with refugees who had fled their homes because of the genocide and fighting that was happening in neighbouring countries. We wanted to give valuable supplies to the refugees who were in hiding and to offer our support in any way that we could.

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People Magazine
February 14, 2018

Scott Wolf Teams Up with Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation and Nothing But Nets to Fight HIV and Malaria in Malawi

Scott Wolf is using his star power to spread the word and combat HIV and malaria — two debilitating diseases that, combined, cause more than 2 million deaths each year.


Joining the partnership between Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation and Nothing But Nets, the world’s largest grassroots campaign fighting malaria, the actor has been fortunate enough to assist in raising funds for a system of five GAIA Elizabeth Taylor Mobile Health Clinics that offer holistic healthcare to communities in southern rural Malawi.

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NBC New York
January 30, 2018

Alexandra Daddario on 'When We First Met'

Alexandra Daddario stops by to talk about her latest Netflix rom-com "When We First Met," filming movies all over the globe and her important work to help combat malaria.

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The Mercury News
December 27, 2017

Why Stephen Curry’s Latest Shoe Release is Designed to Save Souls

Stephen Curry wants the shoe he unveiled Wednesday to leave footprints across the globe. The limited-edition “Nothing But Nets” sneaker is part of Curry’s fight against malaria. For every pair of the new $120 shoe sold, the Warriors guard will donate an insecticide-treated bed net aimed at protecting kids, refugees and families from malaria. They go on sale starting Sunday at UA.com.

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InStyle Magazine
October 18, 2017

Actress Alexandra Daddario Goes to Malawi to Fight HIV and Malaria

Actress Alexandra Daddario (2017’s Baywatch) is using her platform to follow in the footsteps of the ever-iconic Elizabeth Taylor. She's a champion for The Elizabeth Taylor Aids Foundation's new partnership with the UN Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign, and she recently traveled to Malawi to see the organizations' handiwork providing testing and treatment for HIV and malaria first-hand.

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InStyle Magazine
October 17, 2017

Actress Alexandra Daddario Goes to Malawi to Fight HIV and Malaria

Actress Alexandra Daddario (2017’s Baywatch) is using her platform to follow in the footsteps of the ever-iconic Elizabeth Taylor. She's a champion for The Elizabeth Taylor Aids Foundation's new partnership with the UN Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign, and she recently traveled to Malawi to see the organizations' handiwork providing testing and treatment for HIV and malaria first-hand.

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Steve TV
September 26, 2017

Nia Long & Nothing But Nets Fight Malaria

What was a “life-changing experience” for Nia Long and her son was a life-saving effort for several people in Tanzania.

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Ames Tribune
July 10, 2017

Estes Honored for Contributions to Fight Malaria

About seven years ago, Simon Estes, like many others, was unaware of the devastation malaria has caused in Africa. But word of the disease reached the opera star’s ears, and on Monday, the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign honored him with its Lifetime Impact Award for his work fighting against the mosquito-transmitted illness.

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Huffington Post
April 25, 2017

"Malaria Is On Your Doorstep. It Happened to Me, It Could Happen to You"

TV broadcaster, athlete, and malaria survivor Charlie Webster attended the Nothing But Nets Leadership Summit and spoke on Capitol Hill recounting her powerful story of survival for the first time in front of malaria advocates and members of Congress. Webster contracted malaria during the Rio Olympics last summer, went into a coma, and miraculously recovered weeks later. She still deals with the effects of this deadly disease that claims more than 438,000 lives every year – primarily children under age five. At the Nothing But Nets Leadership Summit, Webster addressed over 125 advocates from 29 states, who have convened for World Malaria Day to meet with their elected leaders about the President’s proposed cuts to life-saving global malaria programs.

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Upload VR
April 23, 2017

Why VR Needs Serialized Content Right Now

After a series of conversations with indie VR shops in recent weeks, it seems safe to say that many of them are suffering from “feast or famine” syndrome when it comes to work. Often a brand or content owner will come to them with a great idea and a tight deadline, expect them to execute on a VR experience, pay them, and then disappear for months — if they ever come back at all.

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Daily Mail
March 24, 2017

Charlie Webster Almost Died When She Was Struck Down by Malaria at the Rio Olympics and Her Organs Shut Down

Sports presenter Charlie Webster went for a spa day with her mum recently, a welcome respite for both of them after the most traumatic eight months of their lives. Even in the most tranquil of surroundings, however, there was a reminder of how much Charlie’s life has changed. As she settled down on the treatment bed to have a supposedly relaxing facial, she suffered a terrifying panic attack, the latest in a spate of them.

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Los Angeles Times
December 12, 2016

The World Could Wipe Out Malaria - A New Report Shows Why That Isn't Happening

Despite progress toward preventing the spread of malaria, the world is moving too slowly toward elimination of the disease, which still claims hundreds of thousands of lives each year, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.


On the positive side, children and pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa have greater access to tools that stop the transmission of malaria, according to the annual World Malaria Report. Diagnostic testing for children and preventive treatment for pregnant women has risen steeply across the region over the last five years, and the use of nets treated with insecticide has expanded rapidly.

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Variety
October 06, 2016

Tom Cavanagh on Playing the Many Versions of His Character on ‘The Flash’

“The Flash” begins its third season on the CW this month, with Tom Cavanagh playing multiple versions of his character, thanks to the series’ presentation of time-travel and alternate universes. Cavanagh spoke recently with Variety about the series, his co-workers and his favorite charity.

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Upload VR
September 21, 2016

The United Nations Foundation Is Using VR To Show Malaria’s Impact

The United Nation Foundation has worked on many worthwhile products, but one of their newest is a virtual reality initiative that it is undertaking as part of its ongoing efforts to eradicate malaria.

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Tech Crunch
September 13, 2016

Stephen Curry on Social Media, Charity and Robotic Referees

Two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry closed out the second day of Disrupt San Francisco by discussing his recent forays into technology investments and charitable organizations, kicking things off by talking Slyce, the social media startup he co-founded with former Davidson teammate Bryant Barr.

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Tech Crunch
September 11, 2016

Mapsquito is a Game Built by Teenagers to Fight Malaria

Malaria is treatable and preventable. And yet, the World Health Organization reports that almost half the world’s population — 3.2 billion people — are still at risk of contracting the life-threatening disease. At the Disrupt SF Hackathon, a group of teenage girls is gamifying malaria prevention to help halt the spread of the disease. They’re Aruna Prasad, 16, Erin Smith, 16, Kathy Kong, 17, and Lillian Yuan, 17, and they’ve built Mapsquito, a game that educates players about malaria.

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Redbook
June 16, 2016

The Mosquito Problem Nobody's Talking About

As the world observes Day of the African Child on June 16, there's an easy step you can take to make a meaningful difference: Donate a net for just $10. It's easy to do through the United Nations Foundation's Nothing But Nets, a global, grassroots campaign inspired by sports columnist Rick Reilly. If you're looking for a last-minute Father's Day gift for a sport-obsessed husband or dad, this would be spot-on.

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USA Today
April 23, 2016

Warriors' Steph Curry Launches Call Your Shot Challenge to End Malaria

For the fourth consecutive year, Curry has been a champion for the United Nation Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign, a grassroots initiative aimed at protecting children in Africa from malaria. For each one of his three-pointers, Curry sends three insecticide-treated mosquito nets to sub-Saharan Africa, good for 3,663 nets over the past four seasons. 

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The Mercury News
April 14, 2016

How Stephen Curry’s 3-Point Shooting Scores for Kids in Africa

A few years ago, when Stephen Curry was merely a good player with bad ankles, a charity called Nothing But Nets struck a deal with the promising Warriors point guard.

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Associated Press News
April 11, 2016

Stephen Curry is Setting Standard On and Off the Court

For years, Stephen Curry watched his dad, Dell, do his part in the community. Curry was often among those children in Charlotte treated to special appearances from star athletes and still cherishes those sweet memories.

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Detroit Free Press
April 08, 2016

Detroit Pistons Host Special Night to Fight Malaria

The Detroit Pistons will help raise awareness and funds to fight malaria by hosting the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets night for their game against the Washington Wizards tonight at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

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Rick Reilly
March 01, 2016

Joy Ride: On the Road with the Warriors

IT'S NOT GOING TO LAST, of course, this team, this moment, this selfie of pure unselfishness. It’s too perfect, the way these Golden State Warriors, whose crunch-time five is so small it would fit nicely in a Fiat 500, have become the biggest thing in the NBA, with a possible stop at Best Team Ever.

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Sports Illustrated
March 01, 2016

Editor's letter: The Return of Rick Reilly

Rick Reilly is back in these pages, and we are thrilled. It has been more than 400 issues since he wrote the Dec. 3, 2007, Life of Reilly, the back-page space that defined the writer and, to a large extent, SI for more than a decade. From 1996 through ’07, Reilly wrote all but a small handful of our back-page columns; in seven of those years he was named National Sportswriter of the Year.

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Comcast SportsNet
February 28, 2016

Abby Wambach Joins the Nothing But Nets Champion Summit

Abby Wambach joined the Nothing But Nets Champion Summit 2016 to speak to young leaders working in advocacy to defeat malaria, where Comcast SportsNet joined to get the U.S. National Team star and World Cup champion's predictions for US performance in Rio 2016.

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In Depth with Graham Bensinger
February 25, 2016

Stephen Curry on the Africa Trip That Changed Him

Stephen Curry discusses his work with Nothing But Nets, donating bed nets to help eradicate malaria.

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Yahoo! Sports
February 04, 2016

Steph Curry’s ‘Surreal’ Relationship with President Obama

Before the doors of the White House opened and he walked inside to meet President Barack Obama for the first time last year, Stephen Curry was overcome by nerves and a little fear. There was concern during much of the morning that Obama wouldn’t really be able to find the five minutes in his schedule to talk to him, and Curry didn’t want to leave a bad impression with the leader of the free world.

 

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C-SPAN
February 04, 2016

President Obama Honors Stephen Curry's Work With UN Foundation

In welcoming the Golden State Warriors to the White House, President Obama recalls first meeting Stephen Curry to discuss his work with the United Nations Foundation's Nothing But Nets Campaign.

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Alaska Airlines
December 02, 2015

Giving Spirit: Melinda Gates

As we celebrate this season of giving, all of us at Alaska Airlines are honored to feature Melinda Gates In the December issue of our inflight magazine and here on the Alaska Airlines blog. Melinda and Bill Gates have been incredibly successful in their lives – success that is perhaps only matched by their incredible generosity.

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San Francisco Examiner
November 02, 2015

Player of Week? Try Sportsman of Year

Admire, if you dare, the inflated post-deflation numbers of Tom Brady. Salute, as you should, the Grand Slam flirtations of Jordan Spieth and Serena Williams. Even think out of the box, or the barn, and consider American Pharoah as the sporting figure for whom we’ll remember 2015. Or congratulate the small-market Kansas City Royals for finally making the mad dash home that didn’t happen against the Giants last autumn, when the runner stayed on third base.

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Golf Digest
October 29, 2015

Cover Story: NBA Finals MVP Stephen Curry

This year our annual celebration of Golfers Who Give Back is devoted to athletes, and though Curry isn't No. 1 on Golf Digest's ranking of Athlete Golfers, he might have been if we combined his golf ability with his commitment to giving back.

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CBS The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
September 23, 2015

Stephen Curry and Stephen Colbert Talk Nothing But Nets

2015 NBA MVP and Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry recently visited the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and while he was there he told Stephen about his work with Nothing But Nets. As a Nothing But Nets Champion, Stephen donates three life-saving, insecticide-treated bednets to the campaign for every three-pointer he makes during the NBA season. For three consecutive seasons, Stephen’s “Three for Three Challenge” has inspired fans, his team, and other organizations to get involved in the fight against malaria.

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Fortune.com
June 17, 2015

How NBA Star Steph Curry Inspired this 13-Year-Old Philanthropist

When Stanford University Professor Jennifer Aaker and her venture capitalist husband, Andy Smith, wrote The Dragonfly Effect, which is about ways to use social media to drive social change, they hoped it would inspire their three young children to lead purposeful lives. Little did they imagine that their son Cooper would find his purpose with the help of a world-famous NBA champion.

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San Francisco Chronicle
May 11, 2015

15 Things You Didn't Know About Steph Curry

LeBron James's reign as America's most popular basketball player is at last under serious threat — from the Bay Area's unostentatious star, Stephen Curry.

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Huffington Post
April 24, 2015

How to Help Your Child Change the World

Giving to others is a habit - a part of an ongoing pattern of behavior that begins early in life. Studies show that when parents talk to their children about giving, it increases the likelihood that the child will give. And when kids see their parents involved with a cause, they are more likely to volunteer in their lifetime.

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PBS NewsHour
April 24, 2015

How Maps Packed with Data Help Scientists Fight Malaria

High-tech maps may help researchers understand and predict disease outbreaks like malaria, an illness that kills between 600,000 and 1 million people each year. Scientists have begun using temperatures, rainfall patterns and other data to better target areas most at risk. Special correspondent Spencer Michaels reports on other potential applications of these tools.

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ESPN
April 23, 2015

Stephen Curry: The Full Circle

Curry is standing at the forefront of a new era of playmaker. For the first time since Magic Johnson took an evolutionary leap for the position, we're witnessing the ultimate embodiment of the point guard. Not a shooter like Steve Nash, a passer like John Stockton, a defender like Gary Payton or a floor general like Isiah Thomas. Someone with the ability to do it all, excelling in each category while elevating everyone around him and then topping it the very next night: basketball's new 6-foot-3, 190-pound unstoppable force. "He's lethal," says Curry's coach, Steve Kerr. "He's mesmerizing," says his teammate Klay Thompson. He's the "best shooter I've ever seen," says his president, Barack Obama. 

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Real Good Sports
March 09, 2015

Stephen Curry And The Warrior’s Host Nothing But Nets Day

Led by Warrior’s guard Stephen Curry, the Golden State Warriors hosted Nothing But Nets Day on Sunday at Oracle Arena to combat malaria in Africa. The Warriors, who defeated the LA Clippers 106-98, will donate a bednet to the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign for every special event ticket that was purchased.

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Voice of America
February 27, 2015

Nothing But Nets, Stephen Curry!

Golden State Warriors basketball star Stephen Curry met this week with President Obama at the White House here in Washington, where they discussed the Nothing But Nets anti-malaria campaign.

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The Washington Post
February 25, 2015

Everybody Loves Steph Curry, Especially President Obama’s Dog Bo

Stephen Curry used the occasion of the Golden State Warriors’ trip to Washington for a game against the Wizards to stop by 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to bring attention to a matter close to his heart.

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USA Today
February 25, 2015

Steph Curry Chilled at the White House with President Obama's Dogs

On Wednesday, Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry visited the White House to discuss malaria prevention with President Barack Obama. Curry has been an advocate of the issue for years, and even works with a non-profitNothing But Nets, to help stop the spread of the disease.

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ESPN
February 25, 2015

Stephen Curry Returns with 32 Points as Warriors Dump Wiz

Considering the workout he gave it Tuesday night, Stephen Curry's right foot appears to be just fine. Curry returned from a one-game absence to lead all scorers with 32, Klay Thompson added 17 more, and the Golden State Warriors defeated the Washington Wizards 114-107.

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Bay Area News Group
February 25, 2015

Warriors' Stephen Curry Meets President Obama

Stephen Curry met President Barack Obama in the Oval Office on Wednesday for a private conversation. Curry brought up how the commander in chief once said the Warriors guard was the best shooter he had ever seen.

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San Francisco Chronicle
February 25, 2015

Curry’s Good Deeds Earn Him Visit with President Obama

Stephen Curry was invited to the White House and was shuttled all around the 18-acre complex for reasons more far-reaching than basketball.

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U.S. News & World Report
February 25, 2015

Global Anti-Malaria Fight to Continue

The world is winning the war against malaria, but public health leaders say they won't stop battling until the disease has been eradicated. On Wednesday, many came together in Washington to celebrate their successes against the mosquito-borne disease and to continue the push to fight it.

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Bay Area News Group
February 24, 2015

Warriors’ Curry Going to White House

Warriors guard Stephen Curry is scheduled to speak at the White House on Wednesday in support of the fight against malaria and could meet with President Obama.

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Huffington Post
February 23, 2015

Stop Wallowing, Start Giving

I sat down with entrepreneur and the brains behind Parachute, Ariel Kaye. Her company makes a range of gorgeous sheets and home decor, all made in Italy - and made without any chemicals or synthetic materials. A huge part of the Parachute business is giving back. For each sheet set you buy, they donate a mosquito nest through Nothing But Nets.

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San Francisco Chronicle
December 05, 2014

C’mon, S.F., Hop Aboard the Warriors’ Bandwagon

OK, all you Warriors-come-lately San Francisco fans, the true-blue believers are calling you out. They’re sick and tired of you phenomenon rooters. After all, they’ve been following the Bay Area’s hottest must-watch team forever — or at least the last two months.

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ESPNW
December 01, 2014

Ruth Riley Feeling Humbled, Honored And Inspired

Looking over the audience at the Junior Chamber International (JCI) World Congress this past weekend in Leipzig, Germany, brought back fond memories of my experiences at the 2004 Olympics. It reminded me of the opening ceremonies, where the beauty and diversity that exists in our world was highlighted by the amazing culmination of countries, cultures, ages and races. 

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CNN
November 20, 2014

Ebola Outbreak: Ways to Help

Africa is facing the worst Ebola outbreak in history and it's arrival in America has prompted many people to finally take notice of the deadly disease.

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Humanitas Global Development
April 25, 2014

This World Malaria Day, Take Action to Fight Malaria

When I was a child in the 1980s, my parents worried when I had a fever, but they always knew I would recover from it. Due to the successful efforts of the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to eliminate malaria in the U.S. after WWII, and prevent its reintroduction by monitoring and treating cases brought in by travelers, they never had to worry that this disease could claim my life.

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Virgin Unite
April 25, 2014

World Malaria Day: Help Cover a Continent

Did you know that a child dies from malaria every 60 seconds? This is not only unacceptbale in this day and age, it is also preventable with access to the right equipment and medication.

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Mashable
April 25, 2014

7 Facts You Need to Know About World Malaria Day

Friday marks World Malaria Day, an annual awareness campaign to shed light on the preventable and curable disease that still kills hundreds of thousands every year. This year's World Malaria Day continues the theme "Invest in the future, defeat malaria," calling attention to the many efforts to end all malaria-related deaths by 2015.

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DesignSponge.com
April 23, 2014

Biz Ladies Profile: Ariel Kaye of Parachute

Another defining aspect of our business is our partnership with Nothing But Nets. From inception, creating a socially responsible business was imperative to me. Parachute delivers great sleep for our customers, and in turn, provides safe sleep to families in Africa, by sending life-saving malaria nets to those in need. Every 60 seconds a child dies from malaria – we are thrilled to be making a positive impact to change that staggering statistic.

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US News & World Report
April 21, 2014

There Was a Giant Mosquito at the White House Easter Egg Roll

The news out of the White House Monday mainly revolved around the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, which took place on the South Lawn all morning. And while there was a lot of chatter about a life-size Easter Bunny (played by a White House staffer) and some sightings of the first dogs, Sunny and Bo, the weirdest “animal” in attendance was a giant mosquito.

“On the court was a man dressed as a mosquito,” pointed out po

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Huffington Post
April 17, 2014

Compete to Beat Malaria and Save Lives

Every 60 seconds, a child dies from malaria. This isn’t an old statistic — this is reality for thousands of children in sub-Saharan Africa today in 2014. The United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign has been working hard since 2006 to change this reality. And we’re making great progress — over the last decade, coordinated global efforts have helped to reduce child mortality rates from malaria by half. We want — and need — to defeat malaria for good. And what is so profound is that hundreds and hundreds of kids here in the U.S. have joined us in this mission.

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ESPN
March 12, 2014

Rick Reilly To Focus On Television Duties For ESPN Starting July 1

Rick Reily, ESPN.com’s long-time front-page columnist, has decided to go part-time. Beginning July 1, Reilly will let his weekly column go and concentrate on television duties for ESPN’s Monday Night Countdown, presenting his weekly four-minute human interest features as well as other features and essays for SportsCenter and Sunday NFL Countdown.

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The Needham Channel
January 17, 2014

"Treat Others Well" Nothing But Nets

Needham's Treat cupcake Bar finds sweet ways to help those in need.

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Buzzfeed
December 13, 2013

Top 13 Celebs for Social Good in 2013

Last season, the Golden State Warriors player proved how dedicated he was to protecting families from malaria with Nothing But Nets.

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Furniture World
November 26, 2013

Got Sleep? Partners With Nothing But Nets to Send Mosquito Nets to Africa

Every 60 seconds, a child in Africa dies due to malaria, a disease that is contracted at night. In an effort to protect families from mosquito-borne malaria, Got Sleep? reported that it has partnered with the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign. An innovative new specialty sleep store that assists on-the-go mall shoppers in alleviating their common sleep problems, Got Sleep? aims to help customers achieve their best rest.

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Warriors.com
October 30, 2013

Stephen Curry Continues Three For Three Challenge Benefiting Nothing But Nets For 2013-14 Season

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry will once again participate in the Three for Three Challenge for the 2013-14 season by donating three life-saving bed nets to the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign for every three-pointer he makes this season, it was announced today. The Warriors also announced today the team will match Curry’s donation throughout the 2013-14 season, meaning six life-saving bed nets will be donated for every three pointer Curry makes this season.

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The Gazette
October 14, 2013

Video: Nothing But Nets Tournament

The Iowa United Nations Association hosted their second annual “Nothing But Nets” soccer tournament this past weekend to raise money for insecticide-treated bed nets that will help families in sub-Saharan Africa prevent malaria from mosquito bites.

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USA Today
October 10, 2013

Stephen Curry, Other NBA Stars Help Needy Overseas

It's Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry going to Tanzania and delivering mosquito nets to families trying to prevent malaria, the leading killer of children in Africa, according to the grassroots organization Nothing But Nets.

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Huffington Post
September 25, 2013

Stephen Curry’s Three-Point Shot Not Only Scores Points But Saves Lives

With all Curry had to celebrate during the NBA season, it is imaginable how he could have approached the NBA off-season as a letdown. Yet, with all the accolades preceding his off-season, one may be surprised to learn that Curry’s greatest feat took place this summer. This summer, Curry was one of 200 current and former NBA players, WNBA players, and coaches who traveled to 39 countries and territories to help grow the game of basketball by giving back to communities in need.

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ESPN
August 16, 2013

Net Gain

These refugees don't know dunks, nor do they know why a 25-year-old NBA star, coming off his breakout season, would fly more than 8,000 miles and 24 hours, risk malaria, typhoid and yellow fever, just to hang bed nets in their mud huts for the anti-malaria program Nothing But Nets. On his vacation.

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San Francisco Chronicle
August 07, 2013

Warriors Star Gives a Big Assist to Fight Malaria

Last month, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry was in the Nyarugusu refugee camp in Tanzania. Working with a foundation called Nothing But Nets, he was hanging nets over beds in mud huts to protect the refugees from the mosquito bites that can spread malaria.

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USA Today
August 02, 2013

NBA Star Spends Vacation Fighting Malaria in Africa

Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry is spending his summer break in Tanzania with Nothing But Nets, a campaign by the United Nations Foundation that aims to fight malaria across Sub-Sarahan Africa.

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Warriors.com
August 01, 2013

Nothing But Nets for Curry in Tanzania

Today, Curry finds himself in Africa getting a firsthand account of just what kind of impact his shooting exploits had on this region that is so heavily affected by this disease.

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The Citizen
July 23, 2013

70,000 Refugees to Get Treated Mosquito Nets

The Tanzania Red Cross Society (TRCS) is set to launch a joint initiative to distribute long lasting insecticide-treated mosquito nets to more than 68,000 refugees at Nyarugusu camp in Kigoma Region.

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Reading Eagle
July 19, 2013

Game, Meal Aim to Kick Out Malaria in Africa

A community organization hosted a night of food and games Thursday in Tilden Township to fight for a global cause. The Hamburg Jaycees held a dinner fundraiser and kickball game at the Indian Fort Inn, welcoming residents and the organization's national leadership to the Kick Out Malaria campaign that helps prevent the spread of the disease in Africa.

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Huffington Post
April 25, 2013

Slamming Malaria (Q&A)

Ray Chambers, UN Special Envoy for Health Financing interviews NBA legend and Malaria Champion, Shaquille O’Neal.

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PR Web
April 25, 2013

Director of UN Foundation’s Nothing But Nets Campaign Calls for Funding, Bed Nets to Fight Malaria in Africa

Today on World Malaria Day, Chris Helfrich, Director of the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign to fight malaria in Africa, released the following statement:

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PR Web
April 24, 2013

Stephen Curry and Rick Reilly Battle on the Court to Beat Malaria

Reilly and Curry are joining United Nation's Nothing But Nets campaign to help send 20,000 life-saving bed nets to protect families in sub-Saharan Africa from malaria.

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STL Today
April 18, 2013

Dawes Wants to Defy Labels

Dawes is helping to spread the word about Nothing But Nets (nothingbutnets.net), a program to provide low-cost mosquito nets to help prevent the disease.

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Times Online
April 07, 2013

Dylan (and Dawes) Big Men On Campus

While L.A. has been an inspiration, Gelber, and bandmates Taylor Goldsmith (lead vocals, guitar), Griffin Goldsmith (drums, vocals), and Tay Strathairn (keyboard) chose fresh scenery -- a studio in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina -- to record their third album, which has a more soulful sound. They expanded their worldview with a recent humanitarian trip to Rwanda, where the band helped the U.N. charity Nothing But Nets distribute life-saving bed nets to protect refuge families from malaria.

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Wrestling Inc.
March 19, 2013

Alicia Fox & Natalya Visit Rwanda (Video), Ryback On SMS, Main Event Matches

WWE posted the video above of Alicia Fox and Natalya visiting Rwanda for the "Nothing but Nets" campaign.

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ESPN
March 15, 2013

WWE Divas Raise Awareness of Malaria

WWE Diva Natalya admits she didn’t know much about the impact of malaria on refugees in Africa and elsewhere before she and fellow Diva Alicia Fox visited Rwanda. Now she won’t stop talking about it.

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Rolling Stone
March 14, 2013

Dawes Return From Rwanda, Prepare to Tour With Bob Dylan

When the United Nations Foundation approached Dawes to go to Rwanda to help raise awareness for malaria prevention, frontman Taylor Goldsmith was surprised. "I was like, 'I really appreciate that and we would be honored, but we're not U2, really. We're Dawes. Our reach is pretty limited,'" he tells Rolling Stone.

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Gossip David
March 09, 2013

Divas Natalya & Alicia Fox Visit Rwanda To Help Battle Malaria

WWE Divas Alicia Fox and Natalya visited refugee camps in Rwanda last week as part of the duo’s alliance with the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign. The initiative’s goal is to raise awareness and funds to fight malaria in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Contactmusic.com
March 05, 2013

Rockers Dawes In Rwanda To Help Fight Against Malaria

Folk rockers Dawes have headed to poverty-stricken Rwanda to meet refugees and raise awareness about the fight against malaria.

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Filter Magazine
March 05, 2013

Dawes Travels To Rwanda To Stop Malaria And Spread Music

Did Dawes decide to become superheroes for their New Year's resolution? We're thinking yes, because as soon as 2013 rolled around, the band announced the tracklist and album teaser for Stories Don't End, the audio for "From A Window Seat," and a spring tour with Bob Dylan. Now, they are currently in Rwanda, helping to prevent the spread of malaria via the United Nations Foundation's global project Nothing But Nets

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Jambands.com
March 04, 2013

Dawes Visit Rwanda with the UN

Dawes are currently in Rwanda with the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign, helping to raise awareness and funds to fight malaria in sub-Saharan Africa. Guitarist and vocalist Taylor Goldsmith, drummer Griffin Goldsmith, bassist Wylie Gelber, and keyboardist Tay Strathairn will help distribute life-saving bed nets to help protect refugee families from malaria and perform with local musicians.

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Chris Helfrich
March 04, 2013

What I Learned on a Hillside in Rwanda

My unforgettable visit last week to Gihembe Refugee Camp in Rwanda with the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign reinforced two things.

One: Our collective work to fight malaria is paying off.

Two: We still have a lot of work to do to end malaria deaths for good.

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Hollywood Life
February 27, 2013

WWE Divas Alicia Fox and Natalya Help United Nations Fight Malaria

The world of the WWE takes over many areas in charity, so to their credit, the WWE Divas have joined the UN (Nothing But Nets) on a Humanitarian Trip to Rwanda to spend time in the camps and distribute malaria nets, and it isn't a suprise that they have made a huge impact. 

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Just Means
February 27, 2013

Global Health Experience To Visit D.C. For The First Time During "Global Health Week On The Hill"

Global Impact, as secretariat of the Global Health Council and a partner of the Washington Global Health Alliance, alerts you to Global Health Week on the Hill, a collaboration among nine organizations including the Global Health Council.

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Wrestling Inc.
February 27, 2013

What Happened After Last Night's SmackDown, Divas In Rwanda, Ryback & Sheamus In NYC

WWE Divas Natalya and Alicia Fox are currently in Rwanda with the Nothing But Nets people. They met with officials from UNICEF and the World Health Organization earlier today to discuss malaria and helping the refugees there in Rwanda.

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WWE.com
February 25, 2013

Divas Fight Malaria in Rwanda with Nothing But Nets

WWE Divas Alicia Fox and Natalya will visit refugee camps in Rwanda this week as part of their alliance with the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign to help raise awareness and funds to fight malaria in sub-Saharan Africa. 

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SciDev.net
February 18, 2013

Cell Phones can Speed up Malaria Treatment in Remote Areas

Mobile phones along with local knowledge and field support, can help to ensure the effective diagnosis and treatment of malaria in remote rural areas, according to a study in Bangladesh.

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Huffington Post
August 13, 2012

Going For The Gold On And Off The Court: Athletes Can Inspire Fans To Do More Than Cheer

For many, athletes are real-life superheroes. They embody the highest human potential, and spark imaginations. And like any good superhero, athletes have the responsibility to use their power to inspire for the greater good.

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Impatient Optimists
August 09, 2012

Lutherans Mobilize in the Fight Against Malaria

The fight against malaria touches many people. Health workers, families caring for loved ones and the ill themselves are the first many might imagine. But malaria affects whole communities. As a result, entire communities band together to help prevent this deadly disease.

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Variety
August 04, 2012

Charity Nets a Gain in Perspective

Anti-malaria nets, refugees — what do these have to do with the entertainment industry? Nothing and everything. Fund-raisers, celebrity causes and corporate contributions are reminders that showbiz comes second, and we are first and foremost human beings.

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WNBA
July 12, 2012

WNBA Honors Ruth Riley for Community Service

The WNBA today honored Chicago Sky center Ruth Rileys commitment to the community with its WNBA Cares Community Assist Award for June. Since joining the Chicago Sky, Riley has assumed a leadership role off the court in the teams community outreach programs, while continuing to support health-related issues globally through her work with Nothing But Nets and Share Our Strengths No Kid Hungry campaign. 

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Chris Helfrich
May 29, 2012

South Sudanese Refugees Find Hope Amidst Chaos

The spot where we had stopped in Kakuma Refugee Camp in northern Kenya wasn’t supposed to be anyone’s home. The open courtyard with shelters was intended for new arrivals to gather and aid workers to distribute water containers, blankets, and other supplies. But nearly 8,000 people have flooded Kakuma since the beginning of the year, the majority of them South Sudanese fleeing violence in their newly independent country.

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Voice of America
May 12, 2012

UN: Bed Nets Sharply Reduce Malaria Deaths

The United Nations is reporting that malaria has dropped from being the leading cause of death among refugees living along the Sudan border. Among the locations where the new malaria-reducing strategies are being employed is the Kakuma Camp for Sudanese refugees in northern Kenya.

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AllAfrica
May 01, 2012

Refugees Arrive at Kakuma's Camp

Photoessays arrive at Kenya's Kakuma Camp.

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Next Web
April 05, 2012

Plyfe Gives Online Advertising a Playful Twist, Aiming to be a Win-Win for Consumers and Brands

The Internet can be an overwhelming place with so much information thrown our way all day and night long. When big brands spend millions of dollars on advertising campaigns, the most important thing they care about — their greatest ROI — is your attention and engagement. This is why the quest to gamify the time you spend on Internet is on, with brands, marketers and bored housewives at the helm of the movement.

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Borneo Post
April 02, 2012

JCI to Embark on ‘Nothing But Nets’ Campaign

The Junior Chamber International (JCI) here has embarked on a global JCI ‘Nothing But Nets’ campaign, aimed to promote awareness of malaria and educating communities on malaria eradication.

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UN Dispatch
March 27, 2012

Sending Bed Nets to Prevent a Looming Humanitarian Emergency in South Sudan

Faced with this humanitarian challenge, The Nothing But Nets campaign is mobilizing a new bed net drive to send 100,000 insecticide-treated anti-malaria bed nets to South Sudan.  I just participated in a conference call about the crisis, what Nothing But Nets is doing to meet the challenge — and how some basketball stars and a Broadway philanthropy are helping the cause. Read below. Have a listen. And Send a Net.

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PR Web
March 26, 2012

Malaria Takes Center Stage and Center Court as Americans Rally to Save Lives in South Sudan

Since last June, more than 130,000 refugees—and counting—have entered South Sudan to escape fighting on the border of Sudan. As the situation worsens, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is providing food, water, and shelter. Yet malaria is the leading cause of death among children under five in South Sudan and families need another life-saving tool: insecticide-treated bed nets.

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Globe Gazette
March 11, 2012

North Iowa Today for Sunday, March 11

Mason City Jaycees’ Selection Sunday Kick Off will be from 4:30 p.m. to close at Whiskey Creek. Cost is $5 donation per bracket for the Mason City Jaycees’ Nothing But Nets Bracket Tournament. Proceeds will benefit Nothing But Nets.

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AllAfrica
March 09, 2012

South Sudan: Nets for Relief as Refugees Flee

Against the backdrop of renewed hostilities between South Sudan and its northern neighbour, a fresh initiative aims to provide some relief from an ever-present threat that is killing refugees even as they flee the conflict - malaria.

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Best Delegate, Best Delegate
March 07, 2012

Want to Meet Ban Ki-moon and Shaq at the UN? Fight Malaria Today for Your Chance to Win a Private NETworking Reception!

The United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign is launching a contest that could win you and four of your friends the opportunity to NETwork with Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon and NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal at the United Nations Headquarters on April 23!

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AllAfrica
December 06, 2011

Africa: Congress Takes Aim At Malaria

Washington, DC — The deadly international killer known as malaria was the target of a congressional hearing held Monday by Congressman Chris Smith (NJ-04), chairman of the House congressional panel that oversees global health issues.

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Forbes
October 20, 2011

An In-depth Interview on International Development with Kathy Calvin, CEO of the UN Foundation

Recently, I interviewed Kathy Calvin, CEO of the United Nations Foundation. We discussed the United Nations system in modern times, new and emerging trends in international development, President Obama’s engagement with the U.N. since taking office, and both current and future efforts of the UN foundation.

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KOMO (ABC-Seattle)
October 19, 2011

Bill and Melinda Gates are on a Mission to Eradicate Malaria Worldwide

Bill and Melinda Gates are on a Mission to Eradicate Malaria Worldwide.

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Washington Life
October 04, 2011

Charity Spotlight: Mandy's Mission to Stop Malaria

Pop singer and actress Mandy Moore joins Rep. Mike Honda and a bipartisan congressional delegation to bring life-saving mosquito nets to Cameroon.

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The Hill
September 07, 2011

What I Did For Summer Break

While many Washingtonians headed to the beach, a bipartisan group of congressional staffers spent part of their August recess in Cameroon, helping the African nation distribute millions of mosquito nets in an organized effort to prevent malaria. They were joined by Hollywood star Mandy Moore, an ambassador for global health organization PSI.

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Bryan on Scouting
August 29, 2011

Nate Stafford is Saving Lives One Net at a Time (and did I mention he's just 13?)

Nate Stafford isn’t your typical 13-year-old. While other kids his age worry about saving up for the next must-have video game, Nate has a loftier goal: saving lives, one bed net at a time. This month, the teenage Boy Scout reached his goal of raising $10,000 to purchase 1,000 life-saving nets. The insecticide-treated nets are crucial in the fight against malaria in Africa.

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AllAfrica
August 19, 2011

Cameroon: SMS, Singers and Nets Against Malaria

Dakar — "It's 9pm. Are you and your family sleeping under a mosquito net?" That message - delivered by government officials, artists and other personalities in Cameroon - will run on private and state-run media each evening from 20 August as part of a nationwide media blitz accompanying the distribution of long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets.

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Foreign Policy
August 17, 2011

Mandy Moore Leads Bipartisan Staff Delegation to Cameroon

At least there's one person who is bringing Democrats and Republicans together this summer. Actress, singer, and humanitarian Mandy Moore recently led a bipartisan delegation of congressional staffers on a trip to Cameroon to promote foreign aid and disease prevention there.

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UN Dispatch
August 15, 2011

Mandy Moore in Cameroon for Bed Net Distribution

This week, actress, singer and humanitarian Mandy Moore arrived in Cameroon to raise awareness for the nation’s first-ever countrywide distribution of anti-malaria mosquito nets. Malaria is the number one cause of death in Cameroon among children under five.

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AllAfrica
August 11, 2011

Cameroon: Anti-malaria Crusade - UN Goodwill Ambassador At Star Building

The United Nations Goodwill Ambassador Against Malaria, Mandy Moore is leading a delegation of some international civil society organizations to Cameroon to evaluate the malaria situation in the country in order to lobby for more assistance to support ongoing government efforts.

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Huffington Post, Mandy Moore
August 02, 2011

Cameroon: Send a Net, Save a Life

I recently learned that malaria is the number one cause of death in Cameroon among children under five. Moreover, malaria is now responsible for over 40% of deaths in health care facilities across the country. This means that thousands of children — as well as adults — in this West African country die each year from an easily preventable disease.

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Spurs Nation
July 26, 2011

Schoening’s record benefits ‘Nothing but Nets’ malaria prevention

We all know Bill Schoening for his strong work as the “Voice of the Spurs” on WOAI and the Spurs Radio Network. Schoening is spending some of his free time this summer as he promotes his new career as a budding vocalist. He’s released a compact disc “Second Chance” that will benefit “Nothing but Nets,” an initiative developed to help prevent malaria in Africa.

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The Detroit Hub
July 15, 2011

Teen Getting a ‘New Look’ or Changing Detroit for the Better

The recent high-school graduate (Detroit Country Day – yowza! on a nice scholarship) has raised money for the Nothing But Nets campaign to send bed nets to Africa to prevent the spread of Malaria. When the earthquake shattered Haiti, the Detroit-born Atif raised funds through his school and neighborhood. 

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Queen Anne United Methodist Church
July 11, 2011

Nothing But Nets a Success

My first Sunday leading worship services at Queen Anne was July 10. I want to thank you for a warm and loving welcome. I also want to thank Derek and Andrea for joining 100 other PNW United Methodists, including me, to promote the Nothing But Nets campaign at the Seattle Storm game on July 9. A big weekend!

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Huffington Post, Mandy Moore
June 15, 2011

Honoring Our Unsung Leaders: Children

June 16 is the International Day of the African Child — called “Youth Day” in South Africa. Thirty-five years ago today, hundreds of young black children were killed or injured by police as they peacefully marched through the streets of Soweto, South Africa to demand improved education standards and the right to be taught in their own language.

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The Star-Ledger
May 06, 2011

Children's Futures Still Matter

This month, Congress is expected to consider spending bills with sweeping budget cuts. Over my 22 years in Congress, programs that support child survival around the world have enjoyed bipartisan support and have saved millions of young lives worldwide. Unfortunately, funding for these lifesaving programs is at risk now.

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Huffington Post
April 26, 2011

Raising Africa’s Voice in the Fight Against Malaria

In 2004, I travelled with my band to Gabon for a concert. When we returned to our home in South Africa, my dear friend and fellow band member, Phumzile Ntuli, became very ill. We didn’t quite know what was wrong. No one knew that Phumzile had contracted malaria while traveling on tour. A short time later, on June 23, 2004, Phumzile fell into a coma and tragically died from the disease.

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Fortune.com
April 25, 2011

Viral Vitality: How a Sports Campaign Saves Lives

Elizabeth McKee Gore works at Ted Turner’s UN Foundation and oversees Global Partnerships there. She told me the cool story about creating Nothing But Nets five years ago. The UN Foundation wanted to help cure the world of malaria. Her bosses charged her to develop a strategy to build a public campaign.

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ESPN
April 25, 2011

A Win-Win on World Malaria Day

Your wife's new trainer is Greg Anderson. Your team wants to draft Cam Newton. Frank McCourt is your financial adviser. How about some good news instead? We are kicking malaria's butt in Africa.

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Huffington Post, Mandy Moore
April 25, 2011

Happy World Malaria Day?

April 25th is World Malaria Day. Normally, we commemorate these days, in recognition of those suffering worldwide from diseases like malaria. This year, however, I’m part of a group celebrating the day instead and calling on others to do the same.

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Huffington Post, Rick Reilly
April 25, 2011

Nothing But Nets: A Global Movement to Fight Malaria

I flopped down on the bed, flipped on the T.V. and saw a BBC documentary that would change my life. One sentence spun my brain: “Did you know that every day 3,000 children in Africa die of malaria, needlessly?” Turns out if sub-Saharan African kids six and under could just sleep under bed nets, they’d be almost entirely protected from malaria-carrying mosquitos. They might die of something else, but not malaria. And a net is only $10, the announcer said.

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Fast Company
April 25, 2011

The Net-Net On World Malaria Day

Everyone can contribute in the fight against malaria. “From students, to CEOs, to YOU.” That’s the message of the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign. Tonight, in honor of World Malaria Day, the campaign will launch a two-week Champions to End Malaria photo exhibition at the UN, in collaboration with the Roll Back Malaria Partnership.

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UN Dispatch
April 25, 2011

World Malaria Day: Champions to End Malaria

These are six of the 26 “Champions to End Malaria” whose photos from the acclaimed portrait artist Platon are going on display in the UN lobby today. If you are in New York, stop by the UN to check it out — the Champions to End Malaria Exhibit will be open to the public now through May 22.  If you can’t make it, visit our friends at Nothing But Nets to view the photos there.

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Huffington Post
April 24, 2011

World Malaria Day: Our Work Is Not Over

“Baseball and Malaria keep coming back.”

So said famed baseball player and manager Gene Mauch. Our objective on World Malaria Day — today, April 25 — is to show that the second part of Mauch’s statement no longer has the certainty of baseball.

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UN Dispatch
April 21, 2011

Exclusive: Photos of George W Bush, Dikembe Mutombo and Champions to End Malaria on Display at the UN

Monday, April 25 is World Malaria Day. This year, our friends at Nothing But NetsUN Foundation and the Roll Back Malaria partnership are highlighting the work of individuals around the world who have dedicated themselves to the fight against Malaria.

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Discovery Girls
April 13, 2011

Volunteer Spotlight: Katherine Commale

Katherine Commale is a 10-year-old fourth grader from Pennsylvania. At the age of five she began raising money to purchase nets for children in Africa to help fight the spread of malaria.

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Huffington Post, Mandy Moore
April 03, 2011

Young Leaders at CGI University Fight Malaria

This weekend I’m joining President Clinton, Sean Penn and a host of other speakers at CGI University, which is essentially the student led version of the Clinton Global Initiative.

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eHow
March 15, 2011

Finding Charity Ratings Before You Donate

A wide variety of legitimate charitable organizations raise awareness, help those in need and fight for worthy causes. However, the prevalence of charity fraud makes it necessary to use caution before donating your hard-earned money. A common way to protect yourself against scams is to check charity ratings compiled by major watchdog groups. Another benefit of checking ratings is it allows you to compare charities and helps you choose an organization to which you will donate.

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Philadelphia Inquirer
March 14, 2011

West Chester Designer Weaves Charity into her Fashions

At first glance, it looks like any other colorful scarf, awash in beautiful pastels with intricate patterns. But a closer looks shows there is more going on than just fashion The scarf is covered with abstract lines of rows of oversize mosquitoes. The use of the insect in the design is intended to raise awareness of - and money for - a campaign to help save thousands of Africans from malaria.

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The City Paper
March 14, 2011

Motivated by Teammates, VU Senior Stages Charity Hoops Event

Vanderbilt senior Joe Duffy didn’t have to look far to find someone who has been impacted by malaria.

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SLAM
March 03, 2011

Sportie LA/SLAM Block Party Recap

SLAM doesn’t have much of a “party budget,” but we still get approached by folks wanting us to cosign their events all the time. Most don’t warrant a call back, but occasionally we find a winning match.

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Revamp
March 03, 2011

The Fashion Rules At Neiman Marcus Mazza Gallerie!

Fashion, food, fundraising, and just plain old fun ruled the night at the "Fashion Rules!" Party hosted by Neiman Marcus Mazza Gallerie and DC Modern Luxury Magazine, as some of the world's greatest designers and one of the District's most delicious restaurants offered up their spring collections and delectables -- all in support of the United Nations Foundation’s "Nothing But Nets" campaign to combat malaria. 

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Beauty News NYC
February 16, 2011

Soul Lounge - Featuring Fashion Designer Alexandra Taylor

Friday night, Korean promotional company Soul Lounge hosted an event here in New York City at Club Pacha, to showcase some of the city’s young up-and-coming fashion designers and kick off Fashion Week Fall 2011.

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Orkin
February 01, 2011

Orkin Launches Bug Battle iPhone Application

Orkin will donate $10,000 to its Fight The Bite campaign if the app reaches 50,000 downloads by Feb. 28Fight The Bite is Orkin's partnership with the United Nations Foundation's Nothing But Nets campaign, a global, grassroots effort dedicated to saving lives by preventing malaria in Africa. Malaria kills a child every 45 seconds, and Fight The Bite donations help Nothing But Nets purchase and distribute long-lasting, insecticide-treated mosquito bed nets to malaria-prone areas in Africa.

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The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
January 31, 2011

2011 Annual Letter from Bill Gates

The 2011 Annual Letter from Bill Gates.

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Bloomberg
January 30, 2011

Mandy Moore, U.N. Raise $1.2 Million for African Mosquito Nets

In 2009, actor and singer Mandy Moore saw the life-and-death role a mosquito net could play in the war on malaria in southern Sudan.

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GOOD
January 26, 2011

Score: Malaria Nets Reach Central African Republic

Good news today on malaria efforts in the Central African Republic. 

The Nothing But Nets campaign and United Nations partner Population Services International report that at end of 2010, hundreds of thousands of nets were delivered to families in the Central African Republic.

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Change By Doing
January 22, 2011

Clooney Can Afford Malaria -- Nothing But Nets for the Rest

In just a couple of days I’ll start popping Malarone pills–a prophylactic anti-malaria medicine–for my trip to South Africa. Fortunately, I can afford the preventative medicine.

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USA Today
December 10, 2010

Mandy Moore not 'Tangled' in nets as she promotes malaria prevention

What's Mandy Moore giving for the holidays? Mosquito nets. The singer-songwriter-actress, the voice of Rapunzel in the new animated film Tangled, is working with international non-profit health group Population Services International and the United Nations Foundation's Nothing But Nets campaign to provide Africans at high risk for malaria with mosquito nets.

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Look to the Stars
December 06, 2010

Mandy Moore Asks For Nothing But Nets For Christmas

Mandy Moore is calling on Christmas donations for anti-malaria nets in the Central African Republic.

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Women's Collaborative Circle
December 03, 2010

Your WCC Holiday Shopping Guide

Chanukah is already here and Christmas and Kwanza are just around the corner... so what are you getting your loved ones? Here are some suggestions that will support women and girls around the globe and save you a trip to the mall!

 

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Ecorazzi
December 03, 2010

Mandy Moore Supports 'Nothing But Nets' For The Holidays

Earlier this summer, singer, songwriter, and actress Mandy Moore teamed up with the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign to help stop the outbreak of Malaria in the Central African Republic — a country where a child dies every 30 seconds from the disease.

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AllAfrica
November 30, 2010

United Against Malaria Joins Forces with the CECAFA Tusker Cup 2010 in Tanzania

Tournament organizers highlight the need for malaria prevention and treatment and sustained support from the football world, the private sector and policy makers. 

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Chronicle of Philanthropy
November 30, 2010

Charity and NBA Team Up, Score Public-Relations Prize

The Award: The Nonprofit Public-Relations Award for Best Fund-Raising Campaign

Who Gives the Award: PR News

The Winners: The United Nations Foundation’s Nothing but Nets

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Left in Alabama
November 30, 2010

Shopping With A Purpose – Tips For The Holiday Season

It's “Cyber-Monday” and everybody wants a piece of your wallet.  As the holiday shopping season gets into full swing, the sales pitches will increase in number and volume.  At Left in Alabama, we've been searching for ways to cut through the chatter and buy gifts that reflect our values.

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Huffington Post, Mandy Moore
November 30, 2010

Send a Net and Save a Life

It’s hard to believe that the holiday season is coming up so soon. It’s my favorite time of year; when I can stop, put work on hold and celebrate the important people in my life. As usual, I have plenty of gifts to buy for close friends and family. But this year I’m rethinking my holiday shopping list.

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Pop Dirt
November 30, 2010

Mandy Moore’s Experience In The Central African Republic “Life-Changing”

 blogged about her visit to the Central African Republic to help distribute insecticide-treated mosquito nets with the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign and the global health organization PSI.

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Spurs Nation
November 18, 2010

Lending His Voice To A Cause

The man who gives WOAI listeners, “It’s a Manu tres!”, is about to give them a CD of gospel, folk and ballads with the title track, “Second Chance.” The idea for this guitar-playing, singer-songwriter is not to develop a second career. It’s to raise money to prevent malaria in Africa through Nothing But Nets, a global campaign supported by numerous non-profits, including NBA Cares.

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Frankfurt Live
November 18, 2010

"Nothing But Nets"

Anyone who crossed the stock exchange yesterday morning could perceive Bull and Bear in a different way - the symbols of the Bull's were covered with mosquito nets.

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The McDaniel Free Press
November 17, 2010

Skip a Latte, Save a Life

Imagine waking up one morning to the news that 2,000 children had been killed in a series of planned bombings of schools all around the world. There would be mass panic- TV stations and newspapers would rush to cover the story, trying to figure out what was going on and why.

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PR News
November 03, 2010

PR News NonProfit PR Awards 2010

Judging by the finalists of PR News’ 2010 Nonprofit PR Awards, this has been a banner year for nonprofit communicators. Never mind the slimming of some budgets-that’s just an added incentive for creative PR professionals to find new ways to connect with target audiences.

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United Nations
October 01, 2010

US Actress Distributes Life-Saving Mosquito Nets in Central African Republic

United States singer-songwriter and actress Mandy Moore helped hand out thousands of long-lasting, insecticide-treated nets in the Central African Republic (CAR) today as part of a United Nations-backed effort to curb malaria, a preventable disease which claims more than one million lives every year.

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CNN
September 28, 2010

U.N. Partnering with Faith Groups

It might be called a match made in heaven. The United Nations is partnering with faith based organizations and their vast network of donors, development groups, and grass roots organizers to bring aid to developing countries around the world.

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Pittsburgh Post Gazette
September 22, 2010

Pittsburgh Methodist Bishop Calls for Funds to Combat Malaria, AIDS

Pittsburgh's United Methodist bishop joined world leaders Tuesday at United Nations headquarters in New York as part of a panel calling for sustained commitments to combating malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS through support of the Global Fund.

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Charter Local News, CNN HLN
August 30, 2010

Chris Klein (LA Galaxy) Spreads the Buzz on CNN HLN

Chris Klein of the LA Galaxy discusses malaria, Nothing But Nets, and how you can get involved in the fight to achieve the global goal of ending malaria by 2015. Visit nothingbutnets.net to learn more!

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Look to the Stars
August 12, 2010

Mandy Moore To Host Malaria Facebook Chat Today

Mandy Moore will join malaria experts from the United Nations Foundation's Nothing But Nets campaign and PSI(Population Services International) for a “Town Hall” on malaria in Africa, broadcast live on Facebook today.

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Inside Facebook
August 12, 2010

Combat Malaria With Nothing But Nets and Facebook Credits

Malaria is one of the leading causes of death in Central Africa, and every year, it claims an unacceptable number children’s lives; statistically, one every 30 seconds. 

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Huffington Post
August 11, 2010

Basketball Without Borders: NBA Players Bring Inspiration To African Teens

In Dakar, Senegal, Basketball Without Borders hosted a four-day basketball camp last week — bringing together NBA players and coaches to mentor 60 promising young players from across Africa.

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Philadelphia Daily News
August 10, 2010

Life-changing aid mission to Africa for Sixers' Willie Green

Nothing will humble Green more than the trip he just completed as part of Basketball without Borders Africa, which took him to Dakar, Senegal, to help instruct the top 60 young basketball players from the continent, on and off the court.

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Bell Gardens Sun
June 10, 2010

Media Mogul Teaches Students About Malaria

“With the World Cup starting next week, all eyes are on Africa, where malaria is a leading killer of children,” media mogul Ted Turner told a group of South Los Angeles students on Sunday during a malaria-education workshop at Gompers Middle School.

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Seattle Times
June 07, 2010

Like the Sounders? Like a BBQ? Get both Thursday (release)

Donations from bratwurst sales at Thursday's event will go to the campaign the team launched in May to raise funds and awareness for United Nations Foundation's Nothing But Nets campaign - a global, grassroots initiative to save lives by preventing malaria, a leading killer of children in Africa.

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Bizjournals.com
May 14, 2010

Fight Malaria with a Drew Carey Bobblehead

Donate to fight malaria in Africa and get a bobblehead of Sounders FC minority owner Drew Carey. That’s the deal the Seattle Sounders kicked off today as they launch a six-week fundraising campaign to help raise money and awareness for the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets program.

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AllAfrica
May 04, 2010

Africa: Nothing But Nets Buzz Tour in DC

The Nothing But Nets Buzz Tour is coming to DC! Our country-wide bus tour is driving toward the global goal of ending malaria deaths by 2015 with interactive events for local residents to learn more about malaria prevention.

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The Daily Pennsylvanian
April 25, 2010

College Green Sleep out Raises Malaria Awareness

What if going to sleep meant contracting a deadly disease? On Saturday night, the United Nations Foundation, in conjunction with Penn’s International Affairs Association, hosted “Sleep Out to End Malaria,” an event on campus intended to raise awareness about malaria.

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Goal.com
April 23, 2010

MLS Players Team Up to Fight Malaria

As United Against Malaria (UAM) prepared for World Malaria Day on April 25, they held two events in Washington D.C. yesterday, and enlisted the help of several MLS players in hopes of raising awareness of the treatable disease.

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ESPN
April 22, 2010

People Much Better Than Me

Don't you miss sleep outs? If you do, join thousands of Americans at Sleep Out to End Malaria on Saturday night, April 24, to help spread the word about malaria prevention and support Nothing But Nets. You'll be sleeping under nets, much like the 3 million-plus we've given out so far thanks to donors like you. Hey, no bug bites!

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Goal.com
April 19, 2010

Dwayne De Rosario Helps Lead Fight against Malaria

In anticipation of World Malaria Day on April 25, malaria awareness group United Against Malaria (UAM) is leading a movement of sorts in Washington D.C., to call upon Congressional leaders to continue the fight against the preventable disease. Toronto FC star Dwayne De Rosario is part of that charge, and spoke exclusively to Goal.com regarding the disease and upcoming events.

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Benzinga
March 11, 2010

High School Student's College Prerequisite: Save Five Thousand Lives in Africa. Teen Supports Nothing But Nets in Malaria Fight

Local high school sophomore Kevin Vernimb has spent the last three years fundraising to send life-saving bed nets to families in Africa. Vernimb advocates for the United Nations Foundation's Nothing But Nets—a global, grassroots campaign to prevent malaria in Africa, the leading killer of children on the continent.

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KOLOTV
March 04, 2010

Santa Clara's Alexander Raising Money, Awareness for Malaria Epidemic

Troy Alexander is talking nets, and not the basketball kind he knows so well. For the Santa Clara guard, this weekend's West Coast Conference
tournament in Las Vegas is about much more than just how his team
performs. Alexander is trying to raise awareness of the malaria epidemic in Africa and find supporters to donate toward the purchase of mosquito-repellant nets to protect children while they sleep so they can avoid contracting the sometimes-fatal infectious disease.

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NBA.com
December 14, 2009

Send a Net, Save a Life and Get Two Tickets to an NBA Game

Monday, the NBA and the United Nations Foundation's Nothing But Nets tipped off a promotion -- Send a Net. Save a Life. See a Game. presented by HP -- to send anti-malaria bed nets to refugees in 11 African countries. The effort is part of the NBA Cares Season of Giving and runs through January 31, 2010.

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Kellogg School of Management
October 30, 2009

Nothing But Nets

Elizabeth Gore, executive director of global partnerships at the United Nations Foundation, reeled off the facts and figures on malaria: 1 million people die every year from the disease; malaria costs Africa $12 billion per year in lost economic productivity; and a child dies every 30 seconds from a malaria infection. 

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Huffington Post
October 26, 2009

16 Amazing Men on Twitter and the Awesome Charities They Support

I’ve received hundreds of emails and tweets from people who were inspired by my blogpost, 16 Amazing Women on Twitter and the Awesome Charities they Support. But many also wanted to see a post about 16 men doing extraordinary work, and who value service and volunteerism. And, they wanted to hear about more nonprofits making a difference, and positively impacting our planet.

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BisNow.com
October 19, 2009

Weekend Parties

Over the weekend, we joined the UN Foundation at Buffalo Billards for the two hour season premiere of ABC’s Ugly Betty, which featured the Nothing but Nets campaign to prevent malaria.

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ReliefWeb
October 17, 2009

'Imagine Something More' to End Malaria, Bishop Says

United Methodist Bishop Thomas Bickerton keeps a $10 bill in his pocket so he can demonstrate how little money it takes to protect an African household from malaria.

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TV Guide
October 09, 2009

Ugly Betty Teams with United Nations to Fight Malaria

Betty Suarez will use her recent promotion for good when Ugly Betty returns for its fourth season. Members of the cast turned up at the United Nations this week to promote the UN Foundation's Nothing But Nets program, which promotes the use of bed nets that keep mosquitoes from spreading malaria. The global, grassroots campaign will be integral to the show's Season 4 premiere.

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Perez Hilton
October 05, 2009

Ugly Betty Does Pretty Cool Thing

A very special episode will kick off the new season of Ugly Betty this month. The cast of the hit ABC show will be joining forces with the U.N. "to shed light on a campaign to stop the spread of malaria in Africa."

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September 25, 2009

TFC's De Rosario nominated for charity work

The 31-year-old attacking midfielder was today nominated for the United States-based Jefferson Award for Outstanding Public Service by an Athlete for his work with Nothing But Nets, an initiative to distribute bed nets throughout Africa to limit the spread of malaria carried by mosquitoes.

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Cub Scout Pack 647- Detroit
August 27, 2009

647 Scouts Meet Bill Gates Sr. & Mayor Dave Bing While Learning How to Save Lives in Africa

Today, the Detroit Area Boy Scouts hosted a workshop to help end malaria deaths in Africa. The Boy Scouts of America and the United Nations Foundation's Nothing But Nets have joined forces to help raise awareness for the charity. 

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Seattle Times
August 26, 2009

Winning with a Social Conscience

The team is promoting the fight against malaria on its jerseys (pictured at right) during its current U.S. tour. Tomorrow FC Barcelona visits Seattle to play against the Seattle Sounders FC.

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Our Sports Central
July 24, 2009

MLS W.O.R.K.S., Real Salt Lake To Co-Host Malaria Awareness Workshop, Youth Soccer Clinic

MLS W.O.R.K.S., Major League Soccer's community outreach initiative, and Real Salt Lake will join the United Nations Foundation's Nothing But Nets campaign in hosting a youth soccer clinic and malaria workshop on Monday, July 27 featuring Real Salt Lake players Robbie Russell and Jean Alexandre. The clinic will be held at Rio Tinto Stadium as part of the festivities surrounding the 2009 MLS All-Star Game.

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Houston Chronicle
July 24, 2009

Dynamo Teams up with Nothing But Nets to Fight Malaria

The Dynamo are teaming up with Nothing But Nets – a grassroots campaign to save lives by preventing malaria – for a second consecutive year ahead of Saturday's home match against the New England Revolution.

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Our Sports Central
July 20, 2009

Silver Stars Raise $46,000 for Nothing But Nets

The San Antonio Silver Stars partnered with Bishop Jim Dorff and the Southwest Texas and Rio Grande United Methodist Churches to raise $46,500 for Nothing But Nets at Friday night\'s Faith and Family Night.

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Doncaster Free Press
July 13, 2009

Two Wheeled Marathon

Andrew Best, of Woodfield Plantation, Balby, finished the ambitious charity challenge to raise money and send anti-malaria nets to Africa. The tiring trek was in aid a national campaign called Nothing But Nets, supported by charity group JCI UK of which his wife, Charlie, is national president.

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The New York Times
July 08, 2009

A Mutual Aid Society for Young Entrepreneurs

Before he started Summit Series, an informal society of some 200 of the world’s top young entrepreneurs, Elliott Bisnow was just the head of a $2 million-a-year start-up facing a common challenge for a 22-year-old chief executive.

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Washington Life
June 26, 2009

He's Got the Look

Not content with life just as an international musical artist and performer, Usher tells WL how he's playing a new tune with his work with Nothing But Nets - the UN Foundation's Malaria campaign - and his own foundation, Usher's New Look.

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The Christian Post
June 18, 2009

Washingtonians Join Nothing But Nets Campaign

It's Nothing But Nets Week in the nation's capital and Washingtonians have committed to send 10,000 insecticide-treated bed nets to displaced families in Africa. Since last weekend the Nothing But Nets campaign has hosted events in Washington to garner more support in the fight against malaria – the number one killer of refugees in Africa.

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NBN Washington
June 17, 2009

Take That, Malaria!

Nothing But Nets, a campaign that provides malaria nets to African communities, rolls into DC this week to host a 10-day tour chockfull of various rallies, parties, sporting events and happy hours.

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CNN
April 25, 2009

Soccer Pro Survives Malaria, Now Helps Others

Saana Nyassi considers himself lucky. He is fortunate not just because he has a natural talent for soccer and the dedication to rise through the ranks in his native Gambia and eventually go to the United States to play for the Seattle Sounders. Before leaving the tiny West African nation for America, Nyassi contracted malaria.

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Politico
April 22, 2009

Usher: Cut Obama Some Slack

R&B star Usher has been bouncing around Washington, D.C. since yesterday, promoting national service and the Nothing But Nets campaign. POLITICO sat down with him at the U.N. Foundation for a lengthy interview today and asked him for his opinion on President Barack Obama.

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TechCrunch.com
April 15, 2009

Ted Turner May Endorse Kutcher In The Race For A Million Twitter Followers

Now, apparently, Ted Turner is ready to throw in the towel, and give the race over to Kutcher, if he comes through on his promise to donate 10,000 bed nets to fight malaria in Africa.

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Our Sports Central
March 30, 2009

Chicago Fire Joins Nothing But Nets Challenge

Chicago Fire Soccer today announced that the club will participate in a four-team fundraising challenge to benefit the Nothing But Nets campaign. The Fire, D.C. United, the Los Angeles Galaxy, and Seattle Sounders FC will each collect donations to see which club can raise the most funds for Nothing But Nets during a month-long Major League Soccer initiative that culminates on World Malaria Day on April 25. 

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March 28, 2009

D.C. United Joins Nothing But Nets Campaign

 D.C. United will participate in a four-team challenge to see which club can collect the most funds for Nothing But Nets during a month-long Major League Soccer initiative that culminates on World Malaria Day on April 25. Created by the United Nations Foundation, Nothing But Nets is a global, grassroots campaign to save lives by preventing malaria, a leading killer of children in Africa. A $10 donation goes directly toward the purchase, distribution and education about the proper use of a long-lasting, insecticide-treated bed net, which can prevent Malaria.

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Huffington Post
March 25, 2009

Our First Day in Uganda

Actor Tom Cavanagh and platinum recording artist Gavin DeGraw traveled to a refugee camp in Uganda earlier this month with the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets, a grassroots campaign to fight malaria. This is day one of Tom and Gavin’s trip diary.

 

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Forbes
February 12, 2009

Raising Money For Nonprofits In Terrible Times

Julie Lucas, the head of fund-raising for Fordham Law School, is trying to raise $100 million at a time when few people are giving money and universities are still seen as having lots of it. How does she do it? First of all, she goes to where the money is now. The career fundraiser put together a list of tips for her staff about how to raise money in tough times, and No. 3 was "Follow the market."

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The New York Times
February 02, 2009

A Company Prospers by Saving Poor People’s Lives

It all started with mosquito nets. Or, no, with guinea worm filters. Or, before that, with a million yards of wool in the mountains of Sweden. Or, taken back another generation, to uniforms for hotel and supermarket workers. There are plenty of charitable foundations and public agencies devoted to helping the world’s poor, many with instantly recognizable names like Unicef or the Gates Foundation.

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MassLive.com
January 26, 2009

Westfield North Middle School Students Exceed Goal to Raise $5,000 to Fight Malaria

The success of their fund-raising efforts in support of children in Africa has exceeded even their expectations. 

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The New York Times
January 17, 2009

A Conversation with Bill Gates

Nicholas Kristof, an Op-Ed columnist and winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, brings attention to human rights abuses and social injustices around the world.

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Beaumont Enterprise
November 26, 2008

Southeast Texans Help to Net Disease in Africa

Life is priceless. But in Africa a long one may cost no more than $10. And after realizing what such little money can do, a group of Southeast Texans recently traveled overseas to bring health to more than a half-million children. Four people from Southeast Texas joined a national relief campaign sponsored by the United Methodist Church and spent 10 days in Africa earlier this month in an effort to distribute insecticide-treated mosquito nets and vaccines to poverty-stricken villages.

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The Washington Post
September 26, 2008

World Leaders Embrace Goal of Ending Malaria Deaths by 2015

With a dramatic series of announcements Thursday, world leaders declared what experts just two years ago considered virtually impossible: They believe the number of deaths caused by malaria can fall from more than 1 million annually to zero by 2015.

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Huffington Post
September 26, 2008

Malaria Kills. Nets Save Lives.

Today, at the closing session of the Clinton Global Initiative, the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign will announce a major commitment to send over 600,000 long-lasting, insecticide-treated bed nets to vulnerable refugee populations living in 27 temporary camps in East Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

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CNN
September 26, 2008

Katherine Commale on CNN

CNN transcript:

Deal or No Deal? Rescuing a Financial Rescue; Interview With Ron Paul; Obama/McCain Face-Off on for Tonight.

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Banner Graphic
September 22, 2008

Ten Dollars Can Save a Child's Life

Last year a campaign started on the DePauw University campus that saved the lives of hundreds of children by providing nets to protect them from being bitten by malaria carrying mosquitoes.

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TIME
September 18, 2008

Global Malaria Estimates Are Reduced

The World Health Organization (WHO) has cut its global estimate of yearly malaria cases by more than 100 million, according to a report released Thursday by the health agency. Almost all of that downward revision was attributable to updated surveillance numbers — mostly in Asia, and particularly in India — rather than a measurable reduction of actual malaria cases, agency staff said.

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The Times-Standard
August 30, 2008

Assistance for Africa

Barbecued goat with couscous, fried plantains, fish stew and a host of other culinary delicacies were served during a special African dinner held Aug. 23 at the First United Methodist Church in Eureka. About 100 people attended the festive event. The evening was a fundraiser for Nothing But Nets, the United Methodist Church's partnership with the NBA to get nets to malaria-stricken regions in Africa.

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NY Daily News
August 18, 2008

Whole NFL has Gotten Swept Up in the Madden Video Game Craze

It may be a cliche, but "nothing but net" has never taken on such importance as it does now. That's because the first annual Cavanagh Classic Basketball Game - in collaboration with the "Nothing But Nets" campaign - will tip off tomorrow afternoon at Rucker Park to help raise funds to ship life-saving bed nets, which prevent malaria, to Africa.

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AllAfrica
July 29, 2008

Africa: Malaria Still a Major Challenge in Africa - WHO

The African continent is loosing up to $12 billion per year of its Gross Domestic Product in scaling up malaria intervention programs, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). WHO country representative, Olusegun Babaniyi said malaria remains a global threat to the attainment of social-economic targets, with three million and more cases and an estimated one million deaths annually.

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BBC
July 14, 2008

'Breakthrough' in Malaria Fight

Australian scientists have identified a potential treatment to combat malaria. Researchers in Melbourne believe their discovery could be a major breakthrough in the fight against the disease. The malaria parasite produces a glue-like substance which makes the cells it infects sticky, so they cannot be flushed through the body.

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Minyanville
July 02, 2008

The Business of Giving: Microgiving

Nonprofits are increasingly interested in the Web, since it enables even the youngest in our society to make a huge impact. I'm talking about microgiving. 

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The New York Times
June 27, 2008

Spare Times: For Children

Ne Ne Ali is only 10, but she has already developed a talent and a social conscience. A spoken-word artist and rapper, she is the organizer and headliner of this event, which will raise funds for Nothing but Nets (nothingbutnets.net), a campaign to combat malaria in Africa by purchasing mosquito netting for beds. The evening will also include world music by the band the Earthman Experience.

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AllAfrica
June 24, 2008

Nigeria: UNICEF Gets N940m to Combat Malaria, Polio

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has obtained a grant of N940 million ($8 million) in support of child survival programmes in Nigeria. This is in a bid to save the Nigerian child from avoidable childhood diseases and death. The contribution, which came courtesy of the Japanese government is to be directed towards polio eradication, malaria prevention and routine immunisation.

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The Gazette
June 12, 2008

Centerville Students Raise Money to Fight Malaria in Africa

Fifth-graders at Centerville Elementary School in Urbana are calling the more than $1,500 they raised to fight malaria a ‘‘nothing but net” shot.

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African Press Organization
June 09, 2008

Global Fund Investments Support AIDS Treatment for 1.75 Million People / Number of Bed Nets Distributed for Malaria Doubled In One Year

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria today announced that 1.75 million people living with HIV have been reached with lifesaving antiretroviral (ARV) treatment through AIDS programs it supports, a 59 per cent increase over results reported a year ago.

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CBS
June 04, 2008

$10.00 To Combat Malaria

Malaria, a disease that is carried by a certain type of female mosquito, is a prevalent killer in sections of Africa. Elizabeth Gore of Nothing But Nets discusses how, for $10.00, a mosquito net can save lives.

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Houstonist
June 04, 2008

Interview: Dwayne De Rosario's Quest

Dwayne De Rosario has had a story book MLS career. He's a four-time MLS Cup Champion. He's a two-time MLS Cup MVP. He was the MVP of the 2006 MLS All-Star Game. He's the face of the Houston Dynamo franchise. But there's more to De Rosario's life than collecting awards; he's giving back. Houstonist met up with the Dynamo midfielder to chat about his life saving quest.

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Reuters India
June 03, 2008

Researchers Find New Way to Attack Malaria

Danish and U.S. researchers said on Tuesday they have found a way to way to attack malaria by knocking out a gene that helps malaria parasites reproduce inside mosquitoes.

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AllAfrica
May 30, 2008

Africa: UNICEF Reports Five Million Child Deaths Every Year

When four-year-old Alice Were suddenly developed a fever, her mother Miriam took her to the local medicine woman close to her house in Kangemi, a poor, cramped settlement on the outskirts of the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. Two days later, Alice was unconscious. Her frantic mother rushed to hospital with the child in her arms. But it was too late. Alice died of malaria.

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NewsOK.com
May 15, 2008

Norman Kids Collect Money to Buy Mosquito Nets

When TyAnn Caldwell read a magazine article about children dying from malaria in Africa, she wanted to do her part to help prevent the spread of the disease. TyAnn, a fifth-grader at Jackson Elementary School, and her friend Kate Overton started brainstorming about what they could do.

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Pocono Record
May 03, 2008

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

THUMBS UP to 7-year-old Downingtown first-grader Katherine Commale, who helped raise more than $40,000 for Nothing But Nets to buy and send insecticide-treated bed nets to malaria-affected nations in Africa. Katherine spearheaded the effort through the Hopewell United Methodist Church, the United Nations Foundation, the NBA, and other groups.

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The Ledger
May 03, 2008

Methodist Conference Winds Up Quietly, ‘Unified’

By recent standards, the General Conference of the United Methodist Church that concluded Friday was a relatively tame affair. Even the protests held this week were brief and restrained, and unlike in previous years, there were no arrests or disruptions of business.

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Dallas Morning News
April 26, 2008

UMC gets $5 Million for Anti-Malaria Efforts

As it commemorates World Malaria Day, The United Methodist Church announced today it will receive a $5 million grant from the United Nations Foundation, with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, to help eliminate malaria and other diseases of poverty.

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Our Sports Central
April 25, 2008

A Letter From MLS Commissioner Don Garber - World Malaria Day

As the inaugural World Malaria Day approaches on Friday, April 25th, 2008, MLS W.O.R.K.S., the League's community outreach program is teaming up with the UN Foundation's Nothing But Nets campaign to raise money to purchase long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets. Malaria is the leading killer of children in Africa and every 30 seconds a child dies from this devastating disease. With a simple bed net - - costing only $10 dollars, a child's life can be saved.

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AllAfrica
April 24, 2008

Africa: New Push to Send Bed Nets to Prevent Malaria Deaths in Africa Announced At UN

The United Nations has teamed up with religious, business and sports leaders in a new effort to send insecticide-treated bed nets to Africa to prevent millions of deaths from the disease, ahead of the first-ever World Malaria Day on Friday.

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The Escapist
April 23, 2008

Deliver the Net To Fight Malaria in Africa

The United Nations has launched a simple game called Deliver the Net as part of its "Nothing But Nets" campaign against malaria in Africa.

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Our Sports Central
April 23, 2008

Chicago Sky Weekly Update

The Chicago Sky is teaming up with the UN Foundation\'s Nothing But Nets to help cover an entire continent with long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets. Nothing But Nets is a global, grassroots campaign to prevent malaria and save lives by sending bed nets to children in Africa.

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Inside Higher Ed
April 22, 2008

Joining the Guilds

Imagine the 21st century college and its alumni network as comprised of a collection of guilds -- or associations of individuals involved in the same craft or trade.

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San Francisco Chronicle
April 13, 2008

Ted Turner Beginning to Believe in a Higher Power

Ted Turner, who once called Christianity a "religion for losers," created a $200 million partnership Tuesday with Lutherans and Methodists to fight malaria in Africa, apologizing for his past criticism of religion and calling faith a "bright spot" in the world.

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BusinessWire
April 10, 2008

April Designated as National Pest Management Month

The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) celebrates April as National Pest Management Month, an observance that has been recognized by the President of the United States for nearly 30 years. National Pest Management Month celebrates the pest management industrys societal contribution in its protection of food, health and property from the threats posed by pests. The 2008 observance is especially notable, as it coincides with the 75th anniversary of NPMA.

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Foster's Daily Democrat
April 09, 2008

‘American Idol’s’ Charitable Arm Reaches Around the World

Five organizations received pledges of $6 million each for work in Africa: the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria; the U.S. Fund for UNICEF; Nothing but Nets and Malaria No More, which work on malaria prevention; and Save the Children.

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The New York Times
April 07, 2008

Where ‘Idol’s’ Charitable Arm Reaches

About $5 million of the total was used for administrative costs, including paying for the telephone lines to accept the contributions and the legal and other costs associated with making sure that the recipients had good plans for the money. At 7 percent of the direct contributions to “Idol Gives Back,” that is a generally lower amount than used by most charities for overhead.

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The Independent Florida Alligator
April 03, 2008

Film's Co-Writer Discusses Screenplay, Cast, Sports and Charity Work

Reilly is most famous as a sportswriter and humanitarian. He has written for years, earning national Sports Illustrated Sportswriter of the Year honors 11 different times. He has since moved on and will soon be a fixture at everyone's favorite sports network - ESPN. As for his humanitarian efforts, Reilly has focused immense amounts of time, energy and money into "Nothing But Nets," a malaria prevention campaign that raises money for nets to protect families from mosquitoes in Africa.

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The Denver Post
March 27, 2008

Nothing But Nets is One Charity that Scores Big

Every now and then, an idea comes along that is so simple and appealing that support seems to grow organically. Such is the nature of Nothing But Nets, a campaign by the United Nations Foundation to prevent malaria. A $10 donation pays for a bed net that is delivered to an impoverished African family along with education about its proper use.

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Biology News Net
March 25, 2008

Netting Mosquitoes to Prevent Malaria

Michigan State University scientist Ned Walker is taking on one of the biggest killers in the world—malaria. And he believes he can help win the battle to save lives, especially the lives of children.

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KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities
March 24, 2008

Pasco High Student Senior Project Raises Money

Elizabeth Ginsberg is asking her fellow classmates to leave their mark on the world. Here's how.

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Seacoastonline.com
March 21, 2008

Hampton Students Host Anti-Malaria Fund-Raising Campaign

Seventh-graders at Hampton Academy have found a mission. While studying Africa in their social studies classes in February with teachers Linda Trofatter and Lisa Wenger, they have worked to raise awareness and funds to save lives of children in Africa.

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Worldwide Faith News
March 13, 2008

Nothing But Nets Raises $18 Million in First Year

A new report issued by the United Nations Foundation said the total was raised as of Dec. 31, 2007, to buy and distribute insecticide-treated sleeping nets for families in Africa.

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The New York Times
March 07, 2008

Good News: Karlo Will Live

The farm families living in these rocky hills in central Sudan confront every disease imaginable, from leprosy to malaria, and perhaps one-quarter of children die by the age of five. Yet this is a “good news” column. Karlo will live.

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Reuters India
February 25, 2008

Malaria Can be Beaten in Many Places, Map Shows

Malaria kills one child every 30 seconds, yet in many parts of the world the disease is hanging on by a thread and could be wiped out by concerted action, researchers said on Tuesday.

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The Daily Herald
February 19, 2008

Fire's Gutierrez goes Big Time with his Charitable Work

Mosquitoes in much more tropical climates than Chicago's carry malaria, and the anti-malaria campaign "Nothing But Nets" has become a full-time endeavor for the Gutierrez family, in addition to Diego's full-time job anchoring the Fire's defensive efforts.

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KLTV 7
February 05, 2008

TJC Hosts Halftime Hoops For Skeeter Nets

The biggest shots today in the Tyler - Lon Morris double-header were taken at halftime by amateurs. At the break of the men's game, they had a free throw shooting contest. The shooters were chosen by raffle and the money raised went to Nothing But Nets, a charity that supplies mosquito netting to families in Africa.

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The Citizen
February 01, 2008

Students Help Fight Malaria

A bucket filled with pocket change can go a long way in preventing the spread of malaria.

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The New York Times
February 01, 2008

Nets and New Drug Make Inroads Against Malaria

Widespread distribution of mosquito nets and a new medicine sharply reduced malaria deaths in several African countries, World Health Organization researchers reported Thursday.

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The Washington Post
February 01, 2008

Anti-Malaria Efforts Yield New Success

Widespread use of insecticide-treated mosquito nets and state-of-the-art drugs has succeeded in cutting malaria deaths in half in two countries most heavily affected by the disease, the World Health Organization is reporting today.

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Our Sports Central
January 28, 2008

Sonics and Storm Support Nothing But Nets

The Seattle SuperSonics and Storm Foundation invite all fans to help a good cause and participate in a Nothing But Nets community forum and fundraiser on Wednesday, Jan. 30 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Todd Beamer High School.

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Sioux City, Journal.com
January 06, 2008

'Nothing But Nets" Raises Funds for Mosquito Nets

People attending the Morningside College and Briar Cliff University women's and men's basketball games Jan. 12, at Rosen Verdoorn Sports Center on the Morningside campus will have an opportunity to help prevent the spread of malaria in Africa.

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SoccerLens
January 04, 2008

Interview with Diego Gutierrez of the Chicago Fire

Mr. Gutierrez, who is a native of Bogotá, Colombia, is the spokesman for a very interesting cause called Nothing But Nets. This charity was formed to help alleviate the spread and suffering of malaria on the African continent.

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Scoop Independent News
December 18, 2007

Mali Govt & Int'l Partners Launch Health Campaign

The Malian Ministry of Health, in collaboration with international partners, launched a national, integrated health campaign to vaccinate more than 2.8 million children against measles. The campaign will also distribute over two million insecticide-treated mosquito nets to prevent the spread of malaria--together these diseases take the lives of more than one million African children each year.

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San Antonio Business Journal
December 12, 2007

Silver Stars' Riley to Join African Malaria Fight

San Antonio Silver Stars Center Ruth Riley will travel to Mali, Africa, as part of a United Nations Foundation and Nothing But Nets delegation to observe the distribution of more than two million long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets to children and their families.

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BBC
October 18, 2007

Nets Boost Africa's Malaria Fight

Countries in sub-Saharan Africa are making significant progress in fighting malaria, new statistics from Unicef and the World Health Organisation show.

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Seattle Post-Intelligencer
October 16, 2007

Malaria Experts Cite Progress at Seattle Forum

More than 300 scientists, physicians, public health leaders and top government officials from all corners of the planet have gathered in Seattle this week, by invitation of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to discuss how best to combine forces and beat malaria.

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Newsweek
September 24, 2007

Saving the World is Within Our Grasp

Last year my wife, Melinda, and I visited an AIDS clinic in Durban, South Africa. We met women who had walked miles from nearby townships. When they arrived, they were greeted by a well-trained staff. There was an ample supply of antiretroviral drugs, which can help people with AIDS stay healthy for years. Patients were receiving counseling. As we chatted with one of the doctors in the clinic, it struck me: something was fundamentally different. 

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PR Web
September 21, 2007

Houston Mayor Bill White Declares Nothing But Nets Week in Houston, TX

At a press conference on the steps of City Hall today, Houston Mayor Bill White and Houston City Council Member Ada Edwards declared September 17 through September 23, 2007 Nothing But Nets week.

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The Washington Post
September 13, 2007

Under-5 Mortality Drops to Record Low

The number of deaths worldwide among children under 5 dropped to a record low of 9.7 million in 2006, reflecting progress in areas such as malaria prevention, childhood immunizations and breastfeeding rates, global health officials said yesterday.

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The New York Times
September 13, 2007

For the first time since record keeping began in 1960, the number of deaths of young children around the world has fallen below 10 million a year, according to figures from the United Nations Children’s Fund being released today.

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The Indiana Banner Graphic
September 12, 2007

Knitting Project Aids African Families

Alison Case is hoping to turn her hand- knit scarves into something with a slightly tighter weave. The DePauw University sophomore is spearheading a campaign to sell scarves knitted by community members for $10 and use the proceeds to buy insecticide-treated mosquito netting for families across Africa.

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Our Sports Central
September 06, 2007

Washington's Nakia Sanford Receives Community Assist Award

In recognition of Washington Mystics center Nakia Sanford\'s commitment to the community, the WNBA honored her with the Community Assist Award for July. Sanford actively works with youth development programs through Mystics community outreach initiatives and her own charity organization, The Bar Foundation.

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NogalesInternational.com
September 04, 2007

Nothing But Nets Seeks to Save Many Lives

The United Methodist Church has joined a global grassroots campaign with the United Nations Foundation, NBA Cares, and Sports Illustrated to support Nothing But Nets, a project to save lives by preventing malaria.

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The Gazette
August 23, 2007

Kids Hope Crocs Add-Ons Add Up

Take five young Potomac entrepreneurs, a pair of plastic clogs and ribbons left over from a craft project, and what you have is a new start-up company determined to put the pretty back into plastic shoes.

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The Responder
July 11, 2007

Conference Gatherings Cast Nets for Nets and Missions

In the spirit of Methodism founder John Wesley's declaration that the "world is my parish," at least 22 United Methodist annual conferences contributed more than $1.3 million in gifts and pledges to the Nothing But Nets campaign.

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The Responder
July 02, 2007

Delegation dDlivers Nets to Malaria-Infested Township

Malaria robbed Herbert Mlambo of his family. The devastating disease that kills one person every 30 seconds took one of his two sons, two grandsons, one granddaughter and his only sister. Another grandson is now battling for his life. Mlambo has lost count of the many friends and relatives who also have died of malaria. He estimates the number to be in the hundreds.

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Major League Soccer (MLS) Chicago Fire
June 29, 2007

Nothing But Nets and MLS W.O.R.K.S. Team Up to Fight Malaria

Nothing But Nets, a grassroots campaign to prevent malaria by providing insecticide-treated bed nets, announced today that Major League Soccer's MLS W.O.R.K.S. has joined the fight against malaria. The organizations will work together to encourage soccer fans in the United States to send more nets and save more lives in Africa. 

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United Methodist News Service
June 07, 2007

Twenty-Dollar Gift Grows to $500,000 for Nets

In a modern-day "loaves and fishes" story, a $20 gift to the Nothing But Nets campaign multiplied into $500,000 in gifts and pledges by members and churches of the Texas Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church.

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Reuters
March 09, 2007

"Idol" Recruits Superstars for Charity Special

“Idol Gives Back” is designed to raise awareness and funds for poverty-relief organizations that help children and young people in the U.S. and Africa. Fox has partnered on the project with Charity Projects Entertainment Fund.

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Worldwide Faith News
March 05, 2007

Youth 2007 Brings Together United Methodist Teens

If you can sing, act, slam dunk or play a mean game of Operation, you could be on your way to fame, fortune and loads of fun at Youth 2007. Aspiring filmmakers, singers, athletes and others between ages 12 and 18 will have a chance to compete at The United Methodist Church's largest quadrennial youth event, set for July 11-15 in Greensboro, N.C. More than 5,000 youth and their leaders already have registered for the event.

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NBA.com
January 26, 2007

NBA CARES and Sprite Continue Efforts to Assist Children Throughout Africa

NBA and Sprite® to Dedicate New Basketball Courts in Nigeria and Angola; NBA Legend Sam Perkins and WNBA Star Ruth Riley to View Malaria Prevention Efforts with Nothing But Nets

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Glenwoods Springs Post-Independent
January 22, 2007

Local 24 Hours of Sunlight Team Nets Money for Children’s Charity

A Sports Illustrated article by columnist Rick Reilly struck a personal chord with Glenwood Springs resident Dave Weidemann. With two young children under his own roof, it was impossible for Weidemann to ignore Reilly’s words. 

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Glenwoods Springs Post-Independent
January 22, 2007

Local 24 Hours of Sunlight Team Nets Money for Children’s Charity

A Sports Illustrated article by columnist Rick Reilly struck a personal chord with Glenwood Springs resident Dave Weidemann. With two young children under his own roof, it was impossible for Weidemann to ignore Reilly’s words. Reilly backed a cause with his words. And now Weidemann and his 24 Hours of Sunlight ski team, Flippin’ Sweet Moves, share the nationally renowned scribe’s cause.

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The New York Times
December 23, 2006

A Joint Attack on Many Perils of Africa’s Young

In this poor, dusty village of 550 people, four babies died of malaria in October, among them 11-month-old Yire Are. As word spread that the government would be handing out mosquito nets that prevent malaria, his uncle made sure he was there with his own children, their heads shaved in mourning.

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NBA.com
December 15, 2006

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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Media Contacts

Ryland Devero
Manager, Communications & Digital Media, Nothing But Nets
rdevero@unfoundation.org 
(202) 854-2350

Paige Glidden
Senior Associate, Communications & Digital Media
pglidden@unfoundation.org
(202) 864-5485

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