Working for Nothing But Nets and the UN Foundation, I’m often asked how close we are to reaching the global goal of ending malaria deaths by 2015. Our team is asked questions like these a lot – on Facebook and Twitter and via email, phone calls, and letters – and we love it. Our supporters want to be as informed as possible in the fight against malaria, which is awesome!
To help answer questions like these, I’m so excited to share a (very cool) new infographic from our friends and longtime partners, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation:
Check out the map, the facts and figures, and learn about the work that still needs to be done to end malaria deaths by 2015. There’s a lot of useful information in there, and the bottom line is this:
We’re making progress in preventing and treating malaria, but together, we can do more.
“More” means different things to each of us – for governments and world leaders, it means making more smart investments to prevent and treat malaria. For scientists, it means more funding and hours in the lab to find a vaccine to prevent malaria. And for people like you and me, “more” means sending more nets to save more lives and spreading the buzz to get our friends and community to join the movement to end malaria.
Will you do more to help us end malaria deaths?
P.S. – After you’ve explored the infographic, I’ve got a challenge for you! Using the map, can you pick out the 25 countries where Nothing But Nets supporters and partners have sent life-saving bed nets?