To all of our Nothing But Nets supporters around the world, happy new year and welcome to the next great decade of progress in the fight against malaria. As we set our sights on 2020, we’d like to take one final look back at 2019, our campaign’s 14th year.
Thanks to your support, in 2019 we helped protect 2,400,967 people from malaria in 16 countries through the distribution of:
and support of indoor residual spraying programs. Below is a synopsis of where we worked in 2019 and which populations and communities we prioritized.
PRIORITIZING THE HIGHEST-BURDEN COUNTRIES
Nothing But Nets worked with our UN partners to distribute tools such as insecticide-treated bed nets, treatments, and diagnostics in two of the world’s most malaria-affected countries: Niger and the Democratic Republic of Congo. These two-year projects will reach over 600,000 people, with priority placed on young children, pregnant women, and displaced households.
RESPONDING TO HUMANITARIAN CRISES
Nothing But Nets moved quickly to prevent a malaria outbreak in Mozambique after the country suffered vast flooding caused by back-to-back tropical cyclones. We also mobilized hundreds of thousands of bed nets and anti-malarial drugs for distribution in Venezuela, which has seen malaria cases skyrocket in five years due to economic collapse and severe medical shortages.
ELIMINATING MALARIA IN THE AMERICAS
Nothing But Nets is helping wipe out malaria in several countries across Latin America and the Caribbean. These ‘pre-elimination countries’ include Haiti, the Dominican Republic (DR), and Ecuador. We’ve provided over 300,000 bed nets to the region; and have mobilized insecticide, anti-malarial drugs, and mobile technology for the elimination efforts in Haiti/DR.
In 2020, Nothing But Nets will continue to prioritize the most vulnerable populations and communities, responding to humanitarian crises, and supporting efforts to wipe out malaria in countries across the Americas. Plus, as the world’s largest grassroots movement fighting to end malaria, we will continue to educate and empower hundreds of passionate advocates who share our commitment to wipe out this deadly disease within this generation. To learn more about our advocacy work, check out the two stories below.