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NBN Staff
February 16, 2019

Gene Drives for Malaria: Innovation or Threat?

While we know the importance of innovation in the fight to end malaria, there are still some ethical concerns and broader controversy surrounding malaria-focused gene drive research. Learn more about what it is and why it's controversial. 

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Miami Herald
January 04, 2019

Malaria has come roaring back in Venezuela, which puts the region, including South Florida, at risk

Thanks to U.S. leadership, malaria no longer is a daily threat to Floridians. But that doesn’t mean the fight is over.

In the past, the Americas were a leader in the global fight against this disease. But that’s changing. In fact, there’s been a recent spike in malaria cases in our region of the world.

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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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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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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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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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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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