Welcome to the Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement in Uganda where Nothing But Nets distributed more than 1,000 life-saving, insecticide-treated bed nets last month to protect families from malaria.
Malaria is the number one killer of refugees in Africa. Small, close quarters and limited resources are a few of the factors contributing to the rampant spread of the disease in refugee camps.
Women and children are especially at risk of infection and make up three quarters of the populations in these camps. Every 30 seconds a child in Africa dies from a malaria infection, transmitted by a single mosquito bite.
In 2006, the United Nations Foundation created Nothing But Netsa global, grassroots campaign to end malaria in Africa, one bed net at a time.
In three years, Nothing But Nets, its United Nations partners, and hundreds of thousands of supporters, have purchased and distributed nearly three million long-lasting, insecticide-treated bed nets
one bed net at a time
until every family has a net. Malaria is preventable, but causes nearly 500 million illnesses each year and kills more than 1 million of those who become infected.
Each net is delivered with a message of hopea personal note of supporthandwritten by a Nothing But Nets supporter.
fun for all ages.
Nothing But Nets works closely with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to distribute the nets and educate communities on their proper use.
After receiving nets, a group at the refugee camp learns from a demonstration how to hang the nets and use them effectively.
The Nothing But Nets team then helps families hang their nets in their homes.
YES. Bed nets save lives.
Malaria Kills. Nets save lives.
Send a Net. Save a Life.
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