Long-lasting, insecticidal bed nets (LLINs) are a simple, cost-effective solution to protect families from malaria while they sleep. They create a physical barrier against malaria-carrying mosquitoes, and the insecticide woven into the nets kills the mosquitoes before they can transmit the disease from one person to the next.
Today, approximately 53% of the population in sub-Saharan Africa is protected by bed nets, compared to just 2% in 2000. We work with our UN partners and local governments to identify areas of greatest need and purchase the nets to distribute to families. These partners and local governments have expertise in accessing remote, hard-to-reach areas.
At Nothing But Nets, we P.L.E.D.G.E. to...
Procure and distribute nets to protect vulnerable families from malaria
Leverage the UN and other partners to help those most in need
Engage our advocates and policymakers working to secure critical U.S. funding
Deliver diagnostics, treatment, innovative tools, and education to health workers
Grow our base of champions, partners, and donors to fight malaria
End malaria for good
Your donation sends a life-saving bed net, which is delivered by our UN partners and local governments to families who need it most.
Trained health workers ensure that nets are used consistently and correctly. Two people can sleep safely at night under a net.
After all refugee families have endured, they shouldn't have to go to sleep at night in fear of deadly mosquitoes. Your support ensures children can grow up to be healthy and thrive.
When a mother thinks her child might be sick with malaria, she can visit a health clinic to receive malaria testing and treatment.
Indoor residual spraying is the targeted use of insecticides sprayed on the indoor walls of homes. Each spraying can protect families for 6 months to one year by killing household mosquitoes.
Diagnostic testing, mainly using microscopes or rapid diagnostic tests, allow health workers to identify and treat malaria quickly. Malaria is curable if it is treated in time with an effective drug. The main medications used to treat malaria in sub-Saharan Africa are Artemisinin Combination Therapies (ACTs).
The RTS,S malaria vaccine is currently being considered as a complementary malaria control tool that could potentially be added to – and not replace – the core package of proven malaria preventive, diagnostic and treatment interventions. There are several more effective vaccines currently in development.