We are still facing a critical gap in funding to fight malaria, and we need people like you to contact your members of Congress and urge them to continue the progress we’ve made.
The U.S. government is the largest contributor to programs that combat malaria through its support for The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and the President’s Malaria Initiative, as well as the work of UN agencies like the World Health Organization, UNICEF and UNHCR. Our government is a leader in malaria prevention in part because of the efforts of citizens like you who care enough to raise their voices on this important issue.
Your voice is critical in this fight.Contact Your Member Today
Members of Congress are on Twitter and ready to hear from constituents like you! It only takes a few minutes to let your elected official know you care. Help ensure that the Global Fund and the President’s Malaria Initiative have sufficient resources. Tweet to your members of Congress and tell them to support U.S. funding for the fight to defeat malaria.Tweet to Congress
You have the power to make a huge impact by encouraging your members of Congress to continue funding efforts that improve malaria prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and research and development, and to keep building on the amazing progress that has already been made.Take Action
Meeting with your members of Congress is one of the most powerful ways you can impact the fight against malaria. Your elected leaders care about your opinion. By talking to them about the importance of defeating malaria and the need for strong U.S. leadership, you can be a positive influence in ensuring your elected officials always consider malaria a top priority.Learn More
The Nothing But Nets champions are a group of supporters who are leading the fight against malaria by engaging members of Congress, building awareness, and raising funds. Champions receive exciting leadership opportunities and training, as well as access to a dedicated team of experts at the United Nations Foundation.Be a Leader
Our annual summit in Washington, D.C. brings together grassroots leaders from across the United States to develop the necessary skills, expertise, and network to help us in the fight to defeat malaria. Learn more about this event where you can participate in advocacy and fundraising workshops, engage with UN and U.S. government leaders, and participate in an Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill.Sign Up
The Nothing But Nets Leadership Summit provides attendees with workshops and trainings to help them become effective leaders and advocates in their communities, and will conclude with an Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill where they have the opportunity to meet with members of Congress and their staff.Sign Up Here!
Nothing But Nets supporter and father of two, Jeff Girod, remembers traveling to malaria endemic regions as a child where he slept under a net with his parents. Unfortunately, Jeff’s father contracted dengue, a mosquito borne illness, and passed away from medical complications. Jeff shared this powerful story with Congresswoman Judy Chu and encouraged her to record a video stating her support for the President’s Malaria Initiative and the Global Fund that provide critical funding for eradicating other mosquito borne illnesses like malaria. In addition, Jeff invited Congresswoman Chu to speak at the 2016 Nothing But Nets Summit in Washington, D.C. where the Congresswoman attributed her actions on speaking out about the devastating impacts of malaria to Jeff’s advocacy awareness.
A month after champions met with Congressman Beto O’Rourke on Capitol Hill for 2016 Nothing But Nets Champion Summit, Nothing But Nets received a donation from Congressman O’Rourke! Nothing But Nets champion Mary Mathis met with Congressman O’Rourke in person six months later where the Congressman discussed traveling with President Obama and recounted their conversation about the impact of NBA all-star, Stephen Curry’s engagement with Nothing But Nets. Nothing But Nets supporters continued to engage Congressman O’Rourke including during town hall meetings to get him on the record about our issues, where he publicly praised the work of the campaign.