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United to Beat Malaria
June 21, 2023
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UN Foundation Joins United to Beat Malaria to Congratulate Belize on Malaria-Free Declaration, Call for Continued Collaboration to End Malaria in the Americas

Washington DC, June 21, 2023 – The World Health Organization (WHO) has certified Belize for achieving malaria elimination, a significant milestone more than 70 years in the making. Belize becomes the second Central American country, after El Salvador, and 43rd country worldwide to receive malaria-free certification. “Belize is the latest success story in the decades-long … Continued

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United to Beat Malaria
June 20, 2022

SC Johnson and the United Nations Foundation’s Beat Malaria Campaign Join Forces to Eradicate Malaria in the African Great Lakes Region

Partnership is critical for families in the fight to eradicate malaria, a deadly yet preventable disease RACINE, Wis., June 20, 2022 – Today, SC Johnson announced a partnership with the United Nations (UN) Foundation’s United to Beat Malaria (Beat Malaria) campaign. The partnership will leverage SC Johnson’s expertise in science and innovation and Beat Malaria’s global … Continued

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United to Beat Malaria
March 14, 2022

After 15 years, Nothing But Nets is changing its name to United to Beat Malaria

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  The United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign, the world’s largest grassroots campaign to end malaria, announced today that it is changing its name to United to Beat Malaria in order to better reflect the multifaceted and inclusive approach to fighting this deadly mosquito-borne disease. Nothing But Nets is now United to … Continued

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United to Beat Malaria
November 12, 2021

Nothing But Nets Welcomes Biden Administration’s Decision to Host the Next Global Fund Replenishment Conference

Photo courtesy of The Global Fund Washington, D.C., November 12, 2021 – Margaret McDonnell, Executive Director of the Nothing But Nets campaign, welcomed the Biden Administration’s decision to host the next replenishment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria: “In October 2019,” McDonnell stated, “the world converged in Lyon, France for the … Continued

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United to Beat Malaria
July 1, 2021
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Nothing But Nets Hails Historic U.S. Commitments in the Fight to End Malaria

Margaret Reilly McDonnell, Executive Director of the Nothing But Nets Campaign, released the following statement on the House Appropriations Committee’s markup of the State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs (SFOPs) budget for Fiscal Year 2022: “Today marks a significant step in the fight to end malaria,” McDonnell noted. “Thanks to the dedication and persistence of … Continued

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United to Beat Malaria
March 11, 2021
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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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United to Beat Malaria
February 25, 2021
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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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United to Beat Malaria
July 28, 2020

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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Margaret Reilly McDonnell,  Alison Oliveira Wheeler
June 4, 2020

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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Margaret Reilly McDonnell
December 19, 2019

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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