Nothing But Nets
Every two minutes, a child dies from malaria, a disease caused by a single mosquito bite. Refugees, displaced persons, pregnant women and children are most vulnerable to this disease.
However, malaria is preventable and treatable, with a life-saving, insecticide-treated bed net and other malaria prevention tools and treatment.
The United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets is a global grassroots campaign that raises awareness, funds and voices to fight malaria. Through the United Nations Fund for International Partnerships (UNFIP), the UN Office for Partnerships contributes to Nothing But Nets by serving as the interface between the UN Foundation and the UN System, bringing together and supporting different UN entities and partners around the initiative. So far, the campaign has raised over $70 million to help deliver 13 million bed nets to families in need, along with other crucial malaria interventions like diagnostics, treatment and training of healthcare workers.
In Niger, the campaign provided 135 255 long-lasting insecticide-treated nets and preventive malaria treatment for pregnant women. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nothing But Nets campaign distributed 18 000 long-lasting insecticidal bed nets and supported malaria prevention and treatment activities for 36 000 refugees.