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Nothing But Nets
July 1, 2021
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Nothing But Nets Hails Historic U.S. Commitments in the Fight to End Malaria

Margaret Reilly McDonnell, Executive Director of the Nothing But Nets Campaign, released the following statement on the House Appropriations Committee’s markup of the State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs (SFOPs) budget for Fiscal Year 2022: “Today marks a significant step in the fight to end malaria,” McDonnell noted. “Thanks to the dedication and persistence of … Continued

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Nothing But Nets
March 11, 2021
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Nothing But Nets Hails Congressional Passage of COVID-19 Supplemental With $3.5 Billion for the Global Fund

Today, Congress passed the American Rescue Plan, a $1.9 trillion spending package seeking to alleviate economic hardships incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Included in the COVID-19 supplemental package was $3.5 billion for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, as part of overall $11 billion for global response efforts. This necessary funding … Continued

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Nothing But Nets
February 25, 2021
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UN Foundation Joins Nothing But Nets to Congratulate El Salvador on Malaria-Free Declaration, Call for Renewed Efforts to Combat Malaria in the Americas

Washington, D.C. – The World Health Organization (WHO) announced today that El Salvador has been certified as malaria-free. “Today is a momentous day in the global fight against malaria,” said Nothing But Nets campaign Executive Director Margaret Reilly McDonnell in response to the news. “El Salvador’s hard-fought journey to achieve malaria elimination is a model … Continued

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Nothing But Nets
July 28, 2020

House Appropriations Committee Steps Forward with FY21 Funding

Last week, the House Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations continued its consideration of Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 funding. Learn more about the bill!

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Margaret Reilly McDonnell,  Alison Oliveira Wheeler
June 4, 2020

Deadly yet preventable: a statement on racial injustice in the United States from Nothing But Nets

For almost 15 years, the Nothing But Nets team has worked to ensure that the most vulnerable people are protected from malaria – a deadly, yet preventable disease. Yet we understand that another deadly, yet entirely preventable disease plagues our society here in America. Read our full statement on racial injustice in America.

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Margaret Reilly McDonnell
December 19, 2019

NBN Statement: Congress Passes H.R. 1865, the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2020

This week, the House of Representatives and Senate voted on a package outlining the budget for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20). This $1.4 trillion spending deal includes increased funding for bilateral and multilateral programs seeking to alleviate the burden of malaria globally, such as the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria (Global Fund) and key UN agencies that are working on the frontlines.

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Nothing But Nets
October 10, 2019

Historic Global Fund Replenishment of $14 Billion for Progress on HIV/AIDS, TB, and Malaria

Today members of the global community gathered in Lyon, France to pledge resources for the Sixth Replenishment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, seeking a targeted investment of at least US$14 billion over the next three-year period.

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Margaret Reilly McDonnell
September 26, 2019
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Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Fiscal Year 2020 Funding | NBN Statement

Today, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved Fiscal Year 2020 funding for State and Foreign Operations and related programs. The funding bill included increased appropriations for bilateral and multilateral programs seeking to alleviate the burden of the world’s deadliest infectious diseases.

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NBN Staff
August 28, 2019

MALARIA ERADICATION: WHAT WE NEED TO DO TO GET BACK ON TRACK

After a 3-year study of trends and future projections for the factors and determinants of malaria, WHO’s Strategic Advisory Group on Malaria Eradication (SAGme) released the executive summary of its report. In summary, SAGme reaffirms that eradication is a goal worth pursuing and would save millions of lives and billions of dollars but cautions that we are far from a malaria-free world. 

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Kathy Calvin
May 22, 2019
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Argentina is Declared Malaria-Free: UN Foundation Congratulates the Country and Calls for Continued Global Progress

Today, the World Health Organization (WHO) certified Argentina as malaria-free at a pivotal moment in the fight against malaria. According to WHO’s most recent malaria report, malaria deaths and cases have been reduced in recent decades, but that progress has now stalled. Argentina is an example that malaria can be ended when given resources and prioritization.

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