Last week we brought together our Nothing But Nets partners for a day of connecting, sharing, and planning here in Washington, DC. We had everyone here — from Major League Soccer to the Boy Scouts of America to our faith-based partners — among many others, giving us a chance to update our partners on our collective progress as a campaign and in the movement to end malaria, as well as brainstorm opportunities for the years ahead.
This was our second Partner Summit and we’re grateful for our partners taking a full day out of their busy schedules to meet before the new year. The day was hugely productive — we shared supporter stories, our successes, and lessons from 2010, and discussed opportunities to further raise awareness and help send more nets to save more lives.
During the evening we were honored to have Senator-Elect John Boozman and Special Health Advisor to President Barack Obama, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, join us and UN Foundation President, Sen. Timothy E. Wirth, for a reception to thank our partners for their ongoing commitment to Nothing But Nets.
For four years, our partners have teamed up to help bring an end to malaria deaths. As the World Health Organization recently reported, we are making progress! Malaria deaths are declining. But we have work yet to do.
Thank you to our partners and all their fans, members, employees, and young leaders who are helping us save lives by preventing malaria. It is through collaboration and partnership that we can be the generation to end malaria in Africa.