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Mozzie the Mosquito
January 25, 2021

Malaria in the Media: January 2021

It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life for me… and I’m feeling bad. Mosquitoes around the world know how I feel. A team from Oxford is entering the final stage of malaria vaccine trials. Can you imagine if there was a simple vaccination for one of the world’s oldest and … Continued

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NBN Staff
February 15, 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 8, 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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The Mercury News
June 21, 2018

High-stakes tweeting: How social media has changed the game for NBA players

Social media can be a very powerful tool. Players can connect with their audiences in unprecedented ways, bring attention to their causes and show sides of themselves and their character that were previously reserved for family and friends. Curry very much recognizes that power and privilege and has used it for many philanthropical causes, including his Nothing But Nets shoe giveaway in which he donated an insecticide-treated bed net to protect families from malaria for every $120 shoe sold.

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The Mercury News

Is Steph Curry the most likable star in Bay Area pro sports history?

Stephen Curry clearly had a great time at his surprise 30th birthday party Wednesday, but in keeping with his persona, the Warriors star also made sure to spend his birthday helping make dreams come true for others.

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Devex

Leaders challenge Commonwealth countries to halve malaria cases by 2023

LONDON — On Wednesday government leaders, the private sector and NGOs will announce new commitments in the fight against malaria and call on the 53 Commonwealth nations to halve the number of malaria cases worldwide in the next five years. If achieved, this would prevent 350 million cases of malaria and save 650,000 lives, according to estimates by the World Health Organization.

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The Hill

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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Forbes

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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Variety

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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Fast Company
June 20, 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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Elite Daily

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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US Weekly Magazine

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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Taiwan Today

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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Health.com

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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CNN
March 26, 2018

The Van Jones Show – Interview with Stephen Curry

Even though he’s an NBA champion, our Global Ambassador Stephen Curry knows there’s more to life than basketball. As he recently shared with CNN’s Van Jones: “I’ve seen firsthand how parents can’t protect their kids from a simple thing like a mosquito bite, and how easy malaria is to prevent.” That’s why he works with us to raise awareness for the fight to end malaria – and we’re grateful to have him on our team!

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Huffington Post

“Malaria Is On Your Doorstep. It Happened to Me, It Could Happen to You”

TV broadcaster, athlete, and malaria survivor Charlie Webster attended the Nothing But Nets Leadership Summit and spoke on Capitol Hill recounting her powerful story of survival for the first time in front of malaria advocates and members of Congress. Webster contracted malaria during the Rio Olympics last summer, went into a coma, and miraculously recovered weeks later. She still deals with the effects of this deadly disease that claims more than 438,000 lives every year – primarily children under age five. At the Nothing But Nets Leadership Summit, Webster addressed over 125 advocates from 29 states, who have convened for World Malaria Day to meet with their elected leaders about the President’s proposed cuts to life-saving global malaria programs.

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The Mercury News
March 23, 2018

How Stephen Curry Focused More on Philanthropy Efforts than “Noise” Surrounding Donald Trump Criticism

If not for the Warriors’ outspokenness and Donald Trump’s impulses on Twitter, the White House would simply represent the president’s official residence and workplace. Instead, the White House symbolized something else. The Warriors voiced doubts about visiting there to celebrate their 2017 NBA championship because of Trump’s divisive rhetoric. Warriors guard Stephen Curry stands at the center of that controversy after publicly saying he would refuse to visit the White House.

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The Montreal Gazette

Natalya Neidhart: Trip to Rwanda was Life-Changing

Five years ago, I went on a trip that would change my life. I went to the African nation of Rwanda with WWE and The United Nations Foundation. The purpose of the trip was to meet with refugees who had fled their homes because of the genocide and fighting that was happening in neighbouring countries. We wanted to give valuable supplies to the refugees who were in hiding and to offer our support in any way that we could.

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People Magazine

Scott Wolf Teams Up with Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation and Nothing But Nets to Fight HIV and Malaria in Malawi

Scott Wolf is using his star power to spread the word and combat HIV and malaria — two debilitating diseases that, combined, cause more than 2 million deaths each year.

Joining the partnership between Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation and Nothing But Nets, the world’s largest grassroots campaign fighting malaria, the actor has been fortunate enough to assist in raising funds for a system of five GAIA Elizabeth Taylor Mobile Health Clinics that offer holistic healthcare to communities in southern rural Malawi.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Haiti Celebrates Major Progress Against Malaria on World Malaria Day

As you might have guessed from their name, Mosquito Joe provides outdoor pest control services to thousands of residential and commercial customers across the country. While they recognize that mosquitoes are a nuisance in the United States, Mosquito Joe aims to educate their customers about the effects of mosquitoes and the diseases they transmit globally. 

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Omnibus Reaffirms U.S. Commitment to Foreign Aid, United Nations

Last week, Congress passed a funding package for Fiscal Year 2018, which was later signed by the President, keeping the government open and pertinent programs funded through the end of September 2018.

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NBA Efforts to Combat Malaria

Nothing But Nets announced that the campaign’s efforts to fight malaria by delivering long-lasting, insecticide-treated nets (bed nets) to children and families throughout Africa were highlighted at today’s White House Malaria Summit hosted by President George Bush and First Lady Laura Bush.

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Nothing But Nets and the UN Foundation Welcomes Peter Sands as Executive Director of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria

After five years of strong leadership under Dr. Mark Dybul, we look forward to working in partnership with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria’s new Executive Director Peter Sands. No other organization has contributed more resources to the fight against malaria than the Global Fund, including nearly 800 million bed nets delivered to families around the world. The Nothing But Nets team looks forward to continuing to champion the lifesaving work of the Global Fund under Peter Sands’ leadership as we push to eliminate malaria for good.

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Gates Foundation pledges $3 million to UN-backed campaign to fight malaria in Africa

A United Nations-backed campaign to fight malaria in Africa has received its first-ever challenge grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a pledge to match dollar for dollar up to $3 million in individual contributions to the programme to fight a disease that kills more than 1 million people every year, mostly children under five.

 

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NBA Efforts to Combat Malaria

Nothing But Nets announced that the campaign’s efforts to fight malaria by delivering long-lasting, insecticide-treated nets (bed nets) to children and families throughout Africa were highlighted at today’s White House Malaria Summit hosted by President George Bush and First Lady Laura Bush.

 

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Nonprofits and Celebrities Join Forces to Combat HIV and Malaria in Malawi

The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF) and the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign announced today a partnership to combat HIV and malaria in southern rural Malawi. Actor Scott Wolf, his wife Kelley, and actress Alexandra Daddario traveled there with the two organizations to see first-hand how they are tackling both global health issues.

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Felipe Lopez Fights Malaria in the Dominican Republic with Nothing But Nets

Former NBA player and NBA Cares Ambassador Felipe Lopez recently traveled with the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign to Dajabon, Dominican Republic to help fight malaria. There, he met with officials from the National Center for Tropical Diseases Control within the country’s Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance to learn about the progress made toward malaria elimination on the island of Hispaniola. He also met with community health workers, civil society organizations, children and families affected by malaria.

 

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Nia Long and Son Massai Dorsey Jr. to Fight Malaria in Tanzania with Nothing But Nets

In a few weeks, actress Nia Long and her son Massai Dorsey Jr. will travel to Tanzania to support the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign in its global fight against malaria. They will visit one of the world’s largest refugee camps to see the impact of malaria firsthand, meet with refugee families, and distribute insecticide-treated mosquito nets that help keep families safe from the disease.

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On World Refugee Day, Nothing But Nets Announces Major Commitment by Sumitomo Chemical Company to Fight Malaria

Today, on World Refugee Day, the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign announced a new commitment to fight malaria with Sumitomo Chemical Co., a global leader in innovative vector control and long-standing partner in the fight to end malaria. Sumitomo Chemical has issued a second matching grant challenge to Nothing But Nets supporters: For every life-saving bed net donated by a supporter (up to 350,000 nets), Sumitomo Chemical will match it, for a total of 700,000 nets. Sumitomo Chemical’s commitment to help Nothing But Nets and its UN partners working across sub-Saharan Africa is part of Nothing But Nets’ new “P.L.E.D.G.E. to Protect” two million refugees and displaced individuals from malaria by the end of 2017.

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NBA Star Stephen Curry Breaks Three Point Record, Saves Lives

Golden State Warriors point guard and Nothing But Nets supporter Stephen Curry broke the NBA record Wednesday night for three pointers made in a single season.

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