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Nothing but Nets

Game On

Christopher Helfrich | Posted 05.10.2013 | Teen
Christopher Helfrich

Since 2006, hundreds of thousands of people have joined our movement and raised $45 million to send over 7 million nets to keep families safe from this deadly disease. But an 11-year old boy challenging a basketball superstar to a fundraising contest? That's a new one for me.

World Malaria Day and 3 Things You Can Do to Help

Joseph Peterson | Posted 06.24.2013 | Impact
Joseph Peterson

According to the World Health Organization, 650,000 people still die every year from this preventable disease, and most of those people are children under five years of age. Stop here and let that sink in: 650,000.

Where Social Impact Meets Professional Identity

Tamsin Smith | Posted 06.23.2013 | Impact
Tamsin Smith

One can certainly say that throughout history it's been individuals who have turned the tide against evil and entropy. What's changed in this age of social media is the extent to which -- and the speed with which -- warriors for good can be assembled.

Lessons From My Mom

Ruth Riley | Posted 05.23.2013 | Impact
Ruth Riley

As a professional basketball player, I have had amazing opportunities to use my talents, to play with the best players in the world, and even to represent my country in the Olympics. All of those opportunities began at home.

Winning the Fight Against Malaria at All Costs

ZP Heller | Posted 04.06.2013 | Impact
ZP Heller

"This is a critical moment. Our gains will be lost if we do not move forward to defeat these diseases. We can't stop now. We have a historic opportunity to completely control these diseases. It is 'invest now or pay later.'"

How I Found My Calling

Ruth Riley | Posted 02.11.2013 | Sports
Ruth Riley

As a child, I was clueless to the level of poverty we were living in. Mom raised us to work as hard as possible at whatever task was before us, be willing to help others in need and be grateful for what we are given... all lessons that made the foundation of who I am today.

Going For The Gold On And Off The Court: Athletes Can Inspire Fans To Do More Than Cheer

Ruth Riley | Posted 10.13.2012 | Impact
Ruth Riley

As we celebrate the best in humanity this Olympics, that means giving others the chance to live their dreams. Sports brought us together for London 2012. The action we take next is up to all of us.

A Real Gift to Mothers: Join the Fight Against Malaria

Elizabeth Gore | Posted 07.14.2012 | Impact
Elizabeth Gore

The Kakuma refugee camp is mostly women and children, resilient mothers who grabbed their little ones and braved a dangerous journey to escape conflict. Thanks to UNHCR, they are safe from violence; now, their enemy is a mosquito.

World Malaria Day: 5 Ways To Fight The Disease

Posted 04.25.2012 | Impact

In the time it takes for a malaria-infected mosquito to bite, you could do your part to end the spread of this deadly, but preventable, disease. Ev...

Cameroon: Send a Net, Save a Life

Mandy Moore | Posted 10.02.2011 | World
Mandy Moore

Malaria is responsible for over 40% of deaths in health care facilities across Cameroon. This means that thousands of children -- as well as adults -- in this West African country die each year from an easily preventable disease.

Fighting Malaria With Nets

Mandy Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mandy Moore

2011-03-08-mandysmall.jpgTackling malaria in a country like the Central African Republic is a huge uphill battle, and my experiences there have been a have been a healthy dose of reality.

Send a Net and Save a Life

Mandy Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mandy Moore

This year I'm rethinking my holiday shopping list. I recently traveled to the Central African Republic, where the UN has identified an urgent need for mosquito nets. My experience was life-changing, and the people from my trip are always on my mind.

An Important Weekend for Global Health

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Orin Levine

This coming Saturday its World Meningitis Day. This Sunday is World Malaria Day. When I first heard that these two were occurring so close toget...

Summit Series DC10: What To Do With 150 Years of Life

Daphne Oz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Daphne Oz

What kind of impact can Summit Series DC10 -- essentially a summer camp for adults -- possibly have? President Clinton gave us direction: we have the power to decide our nation's direction.

Our First Day in Uganda

Tom Cavanagh and Gavin DeGraw | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Cavanagh and Gavin DeGraw

We're a small group of people doing a small thing, driving down a junked up, dusty road to hand one family a malaria net. But the more nets we're able to buy, the more children get to grow up and tell us their stories.

Malaria Kills. Nets Save Lives.

Kathy Bushkin Calvin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathy Bushkin Calvin

As an immediate, easy, and inexpensive way to tackle the disease, bed nets are an ideal remedy for this population in particular and are an indispensable component in the broader fight against malaria.