Last year, we launched The Million Nets Pledge, a special two-year commitment to send one million nets and other malaria interventions to the most vulnerable families in sub-Saharan Africa by the end of this year.
I am proud to share that we have passed the halfway mark in less than a year since launching the commitment! Thanks to dedicated partners and new supporters who have joined the movement, we have raised funds to deliver more than 500,000 nets to refugee families in need.
The Million Nets Pledge reflects our ongoing commitment to achieve the United Nations-led Global Goals and to support the concerted worldwide efforts to end malaria within a generation.
The most recent World Health Organization report on malaria shows the progress that has been made thanks to global efforts to fight the disease:
This progress is incredible, but we must double down on our commitment now more than ever. Malaria still claims the life of a child every two minutes, and that needs to change. Our efforts can’t stop now to send nets and advocate so that our leaders ensure necessary funds are invested to fight malaria.
When I meet with supporters, I often get asked how we decide where to provide nets. We look at three inter-related factors:
The countries outlined below meet these requirements and outline our priorities for 2016. As we near World Malaria Day on April 25th, every gift made will be tripled to help further our commitment to fulfill the Million Nets Pledge. To join us, please consider sending a life-saving net and seeing your impact tripled. I’m so grateful for your support – together, we can defeat malaria.