Nothing But Nets is a global grassroots campaign to raise awareness and funding to fight malaria, a leading cause of death among children in Africa.Nothing But Nets allows everyone from students to CEOs, bishops to basketball players to join the fight against malaria by giving $10 to send a net and save a life.
Every 60 seconds a child in Africa dies from malaria—a disease spread by a single mosquito bite. Since 2006, the campaign has engaged hundreds of thousands of individuals to help achieve the United Nations goal of ending malaria deaths in this generation. The success of Nothing But Nets is a testament to the power of passionate people coming together to make the world a better, healthier place. You can save a family. Your church, school, or sports team can save a community. Together, we can cover Africa with life-saving bed nets.
How it Works
Nothing But Nets is powered by your passion; it works because you do! Champions from all over the world use their passions to send nets and save lives. CLICK HERE to read more about what athletes, celebrities, and kids just like you are doing to help Nothing But Nets end malaria.
Each $10 contribution goes towards the cost of purchasing a long-lasting, insecticide-treated bed net, distributing it, and educating communities on its use. Bed nets work in two ways: 1) they stop mosquitoes from biting at night and spreading the disease, and 2) the insecticide on the net kills the mosquitoes when they land, preventing them from flying on to find their next victim. Bed nets can reduce malaria transmissions by 90 percent in areas with high coverage rates and 88 percent of people with access to a bed net us it.
Nothing But Nets works with UN partners like UNICEF, the UN Refugee Agency, and the others to purchase nets and distribute them to countries in Africa. Net distributions are typically part of a wider public health effort within a country coordinated by the Ministry of Health, the UN and other local and international organizations.
Progress in The Fight Against Malaria
Thanks to our hundreds of thousands of supports, partners and champions, Nothing But Nets has raised over $50 million and helped distribute more than 7 million bed nets to families across Africa.
The global effort to eliminate malaria is working. Nothing But Nets, our supporters, and the global community are making a huge impact. Together we have saved 3.3 million lives from malaria. Deaths reduced by 45% globally and 49% in Africa.
Malaria rates are dropping across Africa because of the hundreds of thousands of supporters who have joined the movement to end malaria—if we keep up this momentum we can end malaria in this generation.
Nothing But Nets focuses on providing insecticide-treated bed nets to families across Sub-Saharan Africa – where the majority of all deaths and infections from malaria occur. Bed nets use a simple but effective prevention approach: eliminate contact with mosquitoes, eliminate malaria.