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Malaria Awareness Day Offers Opportunity to Save Lives Through Nothing But Nets


(Vocus) April 3, 2007

The people of The United Methodist Church are using April 25, Malaria Awareness Day, as an opportunity to call attention to the plight of children in Africa, one of whom dies every 30 seconds from malaria.

Bishop Janice Riggle Huie, president of the denomination’s Council of Bishops, is urging members of the denomination and others to skip lunch on Malaria Awareness Day and donate the money saved to send a lifesaving mosquito bed net to a child in Africa through Nothing But Nets.

The people of The United Methodist Church are founding partners in the Nothing But Nets campaign, a grassroots effort to prevent malaria through the purchase and distribution of bed nets in Africa–soon to be featured on “American Idol.” In observance of Malaria Awareness Day, the denomination will observe the theme Skip a lunch. Send a net. Save a life.

“Bed nets are the most cost-effective way to protect children from the mosquitoes that carry this killer disease,” the Houston-based Huie said. “This is an easy, tangible way to make a difference.

“Join me,” she said. “I’m going to skip lunch and donate $ 10 to send a bed net. Skip a lunch. Send a net. Save a life.”

A $ 10 donation to http://www.NothingButNets.net will pay for the cost of a bed net, sending it to a family in Africa and teaching how it can be used to protect children from mosquitoes at night, when bites are most likely.

On April 24th and 25th, Nothing But Nets will be featured during a two-night “American Idol” special “Idol Gives Back,” designed to increase awareness and raise funds for organizations serving children living in poverty in Africa and the U.S. “American Idol” sponsors will make a donation for each vote viewers cast on April 24. On April 25, viewers will be able to make their own donations via toll-free lines and online.

Local churches are encouraged to join Malaria Awareness Day efforts by holding a noon worship service focusing on malaria on April 25 as a lunchtime alternative, or planning a fundraiser or other event to increase awareness of the disease. The United Methodist Church’s Upper Room Living Prayer Center is planning a continuous 24-hour prayer vigil for the children of Africa, for those suffering with malaria, and for global health.

United Methodists have been in mission in Africa for more than 160 years, operating hospitals, clinics, schools and mission centers.

“Nothing But Nets is a visible part of our long-term commitment to eliminate malaria,” Huie said. “Providing comprehensive health care to the developing nations of Africa is a long, difficult process. It will need to continue for generations.”

April 25 has been observed as Africa Malaria Day since 2001, but this year marks the first time President George W. Bush has proclaimed the day as Malaria Awareness Day in the United States.

Inspired by Sports Illustrated columnist Rick Reilly, the Nothing But Nets campaign has raised more than $ 4 million so far–enough money for more than 400,000 nets. A challenge grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will match contributions dollar for dollar up to $ 3 million. Other founding partners are the United Nations Foundation and the National Basketball Association’s NBA Cares.

To learn how to make a donation, visit http://www.NothingButNets.net or http://www.umc.org/nets.

Contact:

Diane Denton

(615) 742-5406 (office)

(615) 483-1765 (cell)

United Methodist Communications

Office of Public Information

810 12th Ave. S.

Nashville, TN 37203

http://www.umcpresscenter.org

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Top 10 Ways to Reduce Water Use and Save Money


Arlington, VA (Vocus) March 14, 2008

This World Water Day, March 22nd, The Nature Conservancy is offering simple tips for saving water and helping to restore rivers and lakes around the world.

“World Water Day was established by the United Nations to help create awareness about water issues such as lack of clean drinking water, droughts and hydropower,” said Brian Richter, co-director of The Nature Conservancy’s global freshwater program. “Today, studies about damaged and threatened freshwater systems are appearing with increasing frequency but there are small and tangible steps that each of us can take to help reduce our impacts.”

Virtually all living things depend upon properly functioning rivers, lakes and wetlands for survival. Freshwater systems provide a wealth of natural services that support strong economies, such as sustaining fisheries, delivering nutrients to floodplains, wetlands and estuaries, moderating floods and droughts, purifying water supplies by absorbing pollutants, decomposing waste, and providing a source of drinking water to billions around the globe.

Although lakes and rivers occupy only 0.8 percent of Earth’s surface, these systems have lost a greater proportion of their species and habitats than land or oceans, and the growing human population is placing ever-greater demands on available freshwater supplies. While many parts of the world look to expand water usage to grow food, generate electricity and support industrial production, over 1 billion people live without access to clean drinking water. It is estimated that every eight seconds, a young child dies from lack of water or a waterborne disease.

In the United States alone, we use anywhere from 80 to 100 gallons of water per person every day, for drinking, cooking, showering, washing clothes and dishes, watering our lawns and flushing toilets. This is the highest personal water consumption rate in the world. Because this water comes from rivers, lakes, reservoirs or wells, the more water we use the larger the impact on the environment.

With a few small, simple changes, you can help reduce your water use, leaving more water in the rivers, lakes and other freshwater sources. These changes will also result in a lower water bill so should benefit your home finances as well:

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Dream Flights Luxury Travel, Inc. and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Houston, TX (PRWEB) March 23, 2009

Dream Flights Luxury Travel, Inc. is honored to become a national corporate partner of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Through the use of the Dream Flights Plus Card, members will help St. Jude continue its mission of finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.

The card, which allows members to purchase flight hours versus owning the aircraft, is a premier service entitling members to special privileges and services designed to make the private jet experience the best it can be. A portion of sales from each Dream Flights Plus Card will be donated to St. Jude. Dream Flights firmly believes that when you receive blessings, you can help create blessings for others.

Anthony Thurston, Chairman of Dream Flights Luxury Travel, Inc. states, this partnership is a testament of “Social Responsibility.” Our Dream Flights Plus Card holders know that while using their services they are making possible the continuation of research and treatment for the benefit of the children and families of St. Jude.

“On behalf of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, I want to thank Dream Flights Luxury Travel, Inc. for supporting our lifesaving mission,” said David L. McKee, chief operating officer and interim CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising organization of St. Jude. “The money raised through this program will help fund the cutting-edge research and care that helps children battling deadly diseases in communities everywhere.”

Additional information about Dream Flights Plus Card services and Dream Flights’ partnership with St. Jude can be found at http://www.flydflt.com, or call 866-969-3358 Ext. 113.

About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

InstantAmber Helps Upromise Members Protect Their Children and Save Money for College

Nashville, TN (PRWEB) May 14, 2009

InstantAmber (http://www.instantamber.com) is proud to announce that it has teamed up with Upromise, the largest private source of college funding contributions, to help families save instantly on a child safety service and education. Now, Upromise’s ten million members can access InstantAmber’s service, which offers a $ 9 reward for college when you sign up for Instant Amber’s program through 05/31/09. After the promotional offer ends, Upromise members will receive a $ 4 reward for college!

“Upromise was, is and shall continue to be the easiest and smartest way for parents to save for their children’s college education. InstantAmber and Upromise share a common mission of providing unique and valuable service to parents and their children, and we’re excited to expand the cash back rewards for their members.” Matt Berman, Founder, InstantAmber

“InstantAmber.com is a critical resource to help ensure the safety and protection of children in America and in partnering with Upromise, provides a critical program that Upromise members can take advantage of while at the same time helping families save money for college,” says Tony Buglione, Business Development Manager, Upromise.

InstantAmber is excited to offer Upromise’s members cash for their children’s college savings accounts. InstantAmber is found in two categories: Baby, Kids & Toys: Baby Gear and Services: General services. To locate InstantAmber on Upromise’s website, please visit http://www.shop.upromise.com and search by using the Keyword “InstantAmber” or look in the categories mentioned above.

About Upromise:

Launched in April 2001, today Upromise is a major, private source of college funding contributions in America, with over 10 million members and more than $ 475 million in member rewards. Membership is free and can help families save money for college while making everyday purchases of products and services at more than 21,000 grocery and drug stores, 10,000 gas stations, 8,500 restaurants and over 600 online shopping sites. Upromise participating companies include Bank of America, ExxonMobil Corporation, Bed Bath & Beyond

Save Money on Health Care with 10 Tips from Bills.com


San Mateo, Calif. (Vocus) August 5, 2009

Health care is in the headlines these days as President Obama and Congress attempt to hammer out a way to make health care costs more affordable for Americans, who cite medical bills as one of the leading causes of debt and bankruptcy.

While the politicians debate, Ethan Ewing, president of Bills.com, has put together these 10 ways to save on medical care:

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Create Your Last Will and Testament and Save a Tree with DocBuilder.com

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) September 22, 2009

DocBuilder.com is launching an initiative to encourage people to not only protect their families by creating a Last Will and Testament, but to protect our nation’s valuable forest resources as well. For a limited time, DocBuilder.com is pledging to donate a portion of the proceeds from every online sale and have a tree planted in each customer’s honor by the nation’s oldest nonprofit citizen conservation organization, americanforests.org.

The number of Americans aged 35-50 who have created Wills in the last 18 months has dropped to a recent low. Unemployment is at record highs and people think they simply cannot afford a Will, or that they do not have enough assets. In other cases, people simply assume that their property will automatically go to their closest family members. Unfortunately, all of these assumptions are wrong.

“We hope to inform conservation minded people that a simple will is probably the most important legal document any person over the age of 18 should have,” said Richard Hernandez, spokesperson for DocBuilder.com. “It’s been our observation that many people who care deeply and passionately about protecting the environment haven’t taken the simple measure of protecting their own families. We want to let people know that it’s much easier than they think. Basically, if you own a home, have a child, or want to give something specific to specific person, then you need to have at least a simple will in place. DocBuilder.com provides a convenient solution that allows you to prepare a last will or living trust entirely online.”

Quite often, unexpected deaths are further complicated by costly and time consuming court proceedings which add unnecessary stress to an already difficult situation. DocBuilder has a simple, affordable process that makes it easier than ever to create a will.

For more information about DocBuilder’s Last Will and Testament options, visit http://www.docbuilder.com/wills/cat_9.html.

About DocBuilder.com

DocBuilder.com is the nation’s leading online business forms, legal forms, and filing service. DocBuilder.com (http://www.docbuilder.com) offers a cost-effective way to manage common legal needs without engaging expensive attorneys. DocBuilder.com offers comprehensive solutions for Wills, Living Wills, Incorporation, LLC Formation, Living Trusts, Business Transaction, Powers of Attorney, Divorce, Trademarks, Patents, Copyrights and more. DocBuilder.com is not a law firm and does not provide legal advice or counsel.

http://www.americanforests.org

American Forests is the nation’s oldest nonprofit citizen conservation organization, founded in 1875. Their efforts helped create the National Park and National Forest systems in the U.S. Through the Global ReLeaf program, American Forests plants millions of trees each year and advocates the benefits of both rural and urban trees, good science, and sound policy.

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NBA Cares and United Nations Foundation Partner to Launch Send A Net. Save A Life. See A Game. Presented By HP


New York, NY (Vocus) December 15, 2009

Today, the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the United Nations Foundations Nothing But Nets tipped off a promotion–Send a Net. Save a Life. See a Game. presented by HP–to send anti-malaria bed nets to refugees in 11 African countries. The effort is part of the NBA Cares Season of Giving and runs through January 31, 2010. Starting today, NBA fans can log on to http://www.NothingButNets.net to donate $ 10 or more and get two complimentary tickets to an NBA game, subject to availability.

Send a Net. Save a Life. See a Game. encourages NBA fans and Nothing But Nets supporters to send life-saving bed nets to displaced families in Africa to help protect them from malaria, the number one killer of refugees on the continent. The promotion will also help the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets, in partnership with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), reach its goal of protecting more than one million refugees in Africa from malaria this year.

Thanks to the commitment of the NBA, our partners, and supporters, weve already covered more than 600,000 refugees with bed nets in eastern Africa this year alone, said Nothing But Nets Director Adrianna Logalbo. Now we hope the NBA and its fans can help us exceed our goal to protect more than one million of the worlds most vulnerable people as the need for these life-saving nets is far from over.

ESPN sportswriter Rick Reilly, who inspired the United Nations Foundation to create the Nothing But Nets campaign through his May 2006 Sports Illustrated column, will match fan donations — net for net — up to a total of $ 25,000.

This tremendous effort aligns with the NBAs long tradition of addressing important health and wellness issues worldwide, said NBA Executive Vice President Social Responsibility and Player Programs Kathy Behrens. We know our fans care about these causes as passionately as the NBA, and we are proud to provide them the opportunity to make a life-saving donation as part of the NBA Cares Season of Giving.

Long-lasting, insecticide-treated bed nets are one of the easiest and most cost-effective methods of preventing the diseases spread. They create a protective barrier against mosquitoes at night, when the vast majority of malaria transmissions occur. One bed net can protect a family of four, and lasts three to five years. It costs just $ 10 to purchase, deliver, and educate the recipient on its proper use.

To date, Nothing But Nets has raised close to $ 30 million and has sent nearly three million nets to children, pregnant women, and refugees throughout Africa. To learn more about Nothing But Nets or to make your life-saving donation, log on to http://www.NothingButNets.net.

About United Nations Foundation:

The UN Foundation is an advocate for the UN and a platform for connecting people, ideas, and capital to help the United Nations solve global problems. We build partnerships, grow constituencies, mobilize resources, and advocate policy changes to support the UN’s work for individual and global progress. The UN Foundation’s workfocused on select global problemsis decreasing child mortality, improving disaster relief, protecting diverse cultures and environments, creating a clean energy future, empowering women and girls, and improving U.S.-UN relations. For more information, visit http://www.UNFoundation.org.

About Nothing But Nets:

Nothing But Nets is a global, grassroots campaign to save lives by preventing malaria, a leading killer of children in Africa. Inspired by sports columnist Rick Reilly, hundreds of thousands of people have joined the campaign that was created by the United Nations Foundation in 2006. Founding campaign partners include the National Basketball Associations NBA Cares, The people of The United Methodist Church, and Sports Illustrated. It only costs $ 10 to provide an insecticide-treated bed net that can prevent this deadly disease. Visit http://www.NothingButNets.net to send a net and save a life.

About HP:

HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The worlds largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure to solve customer problems. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at http://www.hp.com.

About NBA Cares:

NBA Cares is the league’s social responsibility initiative that builds on the NBA’s long tradition of addressing important social issues in the United States and around the world. Through this umbrella program, the NBA, its teams and players have donated more than $ 115 million to charity, provided more than one million hours of hands-on service to communities around the world, and created more than 440 places where kids and families can live, learn or play. NBA Cares works with internationally recognized youth-serving programs that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes, including: KaBOOM!, Special Olympics, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, UNICEF, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis.

Media Contacts:

Amy DiElsi, United Nations Foundation, (202) 419-3230 or adielsi(at)unfoundation(dot)org

Jonathan Hammond, NBA, (212) 407-8671 or jhammond(at)nba(dot)com

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Singer and Actress Mandy Moore Joins the UN Foundations Nothing But Nets for an Emergency Call to Action to Save Lives in the Central African Republic


Washington, DC (Vocus) July 28, 2010

Singer, songwriter, and actress Mandy Moore announced today she is joining the UN Foundations Nothing But Nets campaign to respond to an urgent need for life-saving, anti-malaria bed nets in the Central African Republicwhere a child dies every 30 seconds from malaria. Moore, an Ambassador for PSI (Population Services International), is partnering with Nothing But Nets and its UN partners to deliver bed nets to each family in the country who needs one, by the end of this year.

Malaria is preventable, yet it continues to kill nearly one million people every year, said Mandy Moore, who has seen the effects of malaria in Africa firsthand. Insecticide-treated bed nets are one of easiest ways to protect families from malaria-carrying mosquitoes. Im proud to be part of this initiative to send nets and save lives, and am hopeful we can reach this goal for the Central African Republic.

Nothing But Nets, a global, grassroots campaign to end malaria in Africa, has helped distribute more than 3 million long-lasting, insecticide-treated bed nets in 15 countries across Africa. With the help of Moore and PSI, covering the Central African Republic with bed nets will be a key step toward the global goal of ending malaria deaths by 2015.

People need to know that malaria, a disease that has existed for centuries and killed millions, can be stopped within the next five years, said Adrianna Logalbo, Director of Nothing But Nets. Mandy Moores voice, and the global reach of social media, is helping spread the buzz about the urgency of stopping this preventable disease.

Moore has been active in the fight against malaria since she saw its impact firsthand in South Sudan last year, on a trip to distribute nets with PSIan experience that inspired her to raise awareness to end malaria deaths. Id like to invite my fans to join me for a live discussion on August 12 at 2:00 p.m. [ET] to learn more and find out how they can help. Im eager to spread the word about this deadly disease and its simple solutionjust $ 10 to send a life-saving bed net.

Moore will join experts from Nothing But Nets and PSI for a Town Hall on malaria in Africa, broadcast live on Facebook, to speak more about the emergency appeal for nets in the Central African Republic and what Americans can do to help. To learn more, please visit http://www.NothingButNets.net.

BACKGROUND

Malaria is endemic throughout the Central African Republic year-round and is the leading killer of children under the age of five. Nothing But Nets, in partnership with Many Moore and PSI, plans to deliver 837,000 long-lasting, insecticide-treated bed nets to ensure each family in the country is protected from malaria.

Every 30 seconds, a child dies from malaria – which is easily prevented through the use of an insecticide-treated bed net. The nets create a protective barrier against mosquitoes at night, when the vast majority of malaria transmissions occur, and are the most cost-effective method of preventing the spread of the disease. One bed net can protect a family of four, and lasts up to five years. A net costs just $ 10 to purchase, deliver, and educate the recipient on its proper use.

To date, Nothing But Nets has raised more than $ 30 million to distribute more than 3 million nets to families throughout Africa. For more information, please visit http://www.NothingButNets.net.

About Nothing But Nets

Nothing But Nets is a global, grassroots campaign to save lives by preventing malaria, a leading killer of children in Africa. Inspired by sports columnist Rick Reilly, hundreds of thousands of people have joined the campaign that was created by the United Nations Foundation in 2006. Founding campaign partners include the National Basketball Associations NBA Cares, The people of The United Methodist Church, and Sports Illustrated. It only costs $ 10 to provide an insecticide-treated bed net that can prevent this deadly disease. Visit http://www.NothingButNets.net to send a net and save a life.

About PSI

PSI is a leading global health organization with programs targeting malaria, child survival, HIV and reproductive health. Working in partnership within the public and private sectors, and harnessing the power of the markets, PSI provides life-saving products, clinical services and behavior change communications that empower the world’s most vulnerable populations to lead healthier lives. http://www.psi.org.

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Travel Insured Offers Tips for Affordable Family Holiday Travel: Ship Gifts Free; Avoid Fare Surcharges, Save with “Kids Are Free” Trip Insurance


East Hartford, CT (Vocus) October 21, 2010

Travel Insured International, a leading third-party travel insurer, reminds family budget managers dealing with the challenging economy of 2010 that careful advance planning can make the difference between renewing a family travel tradition during this holiday season or staying home. Whether the preferred family gathering place for a year-end holiday is a relative’s or friend’s home, a festive city hotel, or a family resort, the trip planner who takes calculated steps to avoid overpayment for travel necessities can help make the celebration affordable instead of impossible.

The popular consumer airfare shopping website FareCompare.com publishes valuable advice on when to fly. It includes a dating chart listing surcharges that are built into airfares on different holiday season dates, with the extra costs matched among six competing U.S. carriers. The Fare Compare research reveals that Thanksgiving and Christmas Day have no peak airfare surcharges, unlike most days in the season that carry $ 10 to $ 30 surcharges each way. New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day are almost as good, with $ 10 surcharges each day. The most expensive $ 30 per ticket fare surcharges this year are on Nov. 28 and 29, the Sunday and Monday after Thanksgiving; on Thursday, Nov. 23; and on Jan. 2-3, 2011, the Sunday and Monday after New Year’s. There are no fare surcharges for those who can fly prior to Nov. 19, or between Nov. 30 and Dec. 16, or after Jan. 3. Attentive family budget managers will note the potential difference between flying with no surcharges or flying with $ 30 surcharges can be $ 60 per roundtrip ticket per family member.

Families can save additional costs on their outbound flights to the holiday gathering by purchasing gifts through the numerous online shopping services that will ship gifts ahead for free. Combined with organized packing to limit members to one carry-on bag each, families can avoid airline baggage fees ranging from $ 15 to $ 20 to $ 25 for their first checked bag, and more for a second or third bag. Several travel sites publish baggage fee charts for domestic and international airlines that are easy to find. At least one popular domestic airline advertises its bags fly free policy, a best opportunity for avoiding this travel cost.

Kids Are Free

When saving money by planning ahead on family holiday travel, a prudent parent will seek to protect the family’s travel budget against Trip Cancellation or Trip Delay caused by unforeseen disruptions. For most families a sudden childhood illness, or one unwelcome winter storm can be enough to either force a holiday trip cancellation or cause lengthy delays and unforeseen expenses for food and lodging.

The affordable way to avoid both disappointment and lost prepaid trip costs is one of three types of Worldwide Trip Protector Plans from Travel Insured that include Kids Are Free coverage for one or more children under 18 traveling with their related adult. Families on the Worldwide Trip Protector comprehensive plan receive free coverage for all kids under 18 insured with their primary adult. Families on the budget-priced Trip Protector Lite or Trip Protector Lite Expanded plan receive free coverage for one child under 18 for each related adult enrolled on the plan and traveling with the child. All three types of plans include Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Trip Delay, Baggage Loss and Delay, among other coverage. Common Carrier Accident insurance, Renter’s Collision Insurance, and even Sports Coverage to protect against ski equipment delays or contact sports injuries are available options in all three plans.

Keeping the family’s holiday travel celebration on the calendar in a struggling 2010 economy is still affordable with some educated advance travel planning. Don’t forget to protect prepaid family plans, however, so that if the worst happens the celebration can still be rescheduled when the holidays are over.

About Travel Insured International

Travel Insured International, based in E. Hartford, CT, was founded in 1994 by the foresight of insurance industry executive Peter Gehris when he acquired the travel protection division of the Travelers Insurance Company. Coverage is underwritten by Arch Insurance Company (a Missouri corporation, NAIC #11150) with executive offices located in New York, NY. Arch Insurance is rated A (Excellent) for financial strength by the insurance rating service A.M. Best. Not all insurance products or coverage is available in all jurisdictions. Coverage is subject to actual policy language

Travel Insured International

52-S Oakland Ave.

E. Hartford, CT 06128-0568

Contact: John Stone

Media Relations Manager

1-800-243-3174 x 117

jstone(at)travelinsured(dot)com

http://www.travelinsured.com

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Americans Act Quickly to Save Lives in Central Africa


Washington, DC (Vocus/PRWEB) January 24, 2011

Today, the United Nations Foundations Nothing But Nets campaign, PSI (Population Services International), and UNICEF announced the successful delivery of nearly 1 million anti-malaria mosquito nets in the Central African Republic (CAR)providing one net to each family in the country. The families received their nets less than six months after the UN identified an urgent need to protect them against malaria and thousands of Americans rallied to answer the call for help.

To ensure mosquito nets reached homes as quickly as possible, the UN Foundations Nothing But Netsa global, grassroots campaign to prevent malaria in Africa, partnered with PSI to call on its supporters across the country to help fill the need by the end of 2010. Singer, actress, and PSI ambassador Mandy Moore helped the campaign raise awareness and encouraged people to donate. I had the opportunity to meet families, visit clinics, and deliver nets in the Central African Republic, and saw the need first-hand, said Moore of her trip last October. The fact that thousands of people around the country came together so quickly to help protect families on the other side of the world is overwhelming, and so inspiring.

Malaria is prevalent throughout the CAR year-round and is the leading killer of children under the age of five. The high rate of malaria in this country is a severe problem, and using long-lasting, insecticide-treated nets is one of the best, most cost-effective ways for families to protect themselves from the disease, said Tanya Chapuisat, Country Representative for UNICEF in CAR. We are very thankful for the contributions that have helped us distribute nets to save lives.

We reached this goal by working together, said Adrianna Logalbo, director of the Nothing But Nets campaign. We are grateful for the strong partnerships and dedicated supporters who helped send nets to save lives in the Central African Republic, bringing us one step closer to reaching the goal of ending malaria deaths by 2015. Nothing But Nets worked with its UN partners especially UNICEF and the World Health OrganizationPSI, and the CAR Ministry of Health to deliver the nets on the ground.

To date, Nothing But Nets has raised more than $ 35 million to distribute over 4 million nets to families throughout Africa. Every 45 seconds, a child dies from malaria — which is easily prevented through the use of an insecticide-treated net. The nets create a protective barrier against mosquitoes at night, when the vast majority of malaria transmissions occur. One long-lasting, insecticide-treated net can protect a family of four, and lasts up to three years. A net costs just $ 10 to purchase, deliver, and educate the recipient on its proper use. For more information, please visit http://www.NothingButNets.net.

About Nothing But Nets

Nothing But Nets is a global, grassroots campaign to save lives by preventing malaria, a leading killer of children in Africa. Inspired by sports columnist Rick Reilly, hundreds of thousands of people have joined the campaign that was created by the United Nations Foundation in 2006. Founding campaign partners include the National Basketball Associations NBA Cares, The people of The United Methodist Church, and Sports Illustrated. It only costs $ 10 to provide an insecticide-treated bed net that can prevent this deadly disease. Visit http://www.NothingButNets.net to send a net and save a life.

About PSI

PSI is a leading global health organization with programs targeting malaria, child survival, HIV and reproductive health. Working in partnership within the public and private sectors, and harnessing the power of the markets, PSI provides life-saving products, clinical services and behavior change communications that empower the world’s most vulnerable populations to lead healthier lives. http://www.psi.org.

About the UN Foundation

The United Nations Foundation, a public charity was created in 1998 with entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turners historic $ 1 billion gift to support UN causes and activities. We build and implement public/private partnerships to address the worlds most pressing problems, and work to broaden support for the UN through advocacy and public outreach. Through our campaigns and partnerships, we connect people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems. The campaigns we conduct reduce child mortality, empower women and girls, create a new energy future, secure peace and human rights, and promote technology innovation to improve health outcomes. These solutions are helping the UN advance the eight global targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). For more information, visit http://www.unfoundation.org.

About UNICEF

UNICEF is on the ground in over 150 countries and territories to help children survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence. The worlds largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments. For more information about UNICEF and its work visit: http://www.unicef.org

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