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NBA hosts announcement of Gates funding for ‘Nothing But Nets’ malaria campaign

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Nothing But Nets’, a campaign to fight the scourge of malaria in Africa, today announced its first-ever challenge grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – which has pledged to match, dollar for dollar, up to $3 million in individual contributions to the campaign.

The announcement was made at an event hosted by the National Basketball Association at the NBA Store in New York City. The NBA is a founding partner of Nothing But Nets, along with the United Nations Foundation, The People of the United Methodist Church, Sports Illustrated and others.

Nothing But Nets will use the funds from the Gates Foundation challenge grant to procure and distribute insecticide-treated bed nets through the Measles Initiative, a partnership of the American Red Cross, the UN Foundation, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and UNICEF.