1 Billion mosquito nets have been distributed in Africa since 2000 - and the results have been incredible.

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MEET THE RECIPIENT OF THE
ONE BILLIONTH MOSQUITO NET

HOW WE GOT THERE

Key Events

Malaria in 2000

Nearly 1 million people died annually from malaria, and fewer than 5 million mosquito nets were distributed each year. Having a bed net was rare in Africa.

Creation of the Millennial Development Goals (MDGs)

With a specific call to increase net coverage, the MDGs galvanzied the fight to end malaria.

The Global Fund begins distributing nets

The largest funder of nets, the Global Fund has financed the distribution of 270 million mosquito nets since 2004.

Rear Admiral R. Timothy Ziemer
U.S. Navy (ret), U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator at PMI

George W. Bush creates the President's Malaria Intiative

PMI has procured over 123 milion nets, and made America the largest bi-lateral funder of the malaria fight.

George W. Bush at the White House Summit on malaria

The White House Summit on Malaria

Bringing together global leaders, the event expanded PMI to 8 new countries, and launched Malaria No More.

Ethiopia and Kenya lead a massive net scale up

800% increase over 2004 levels, with 47 million nets being distributed to Africa.

Simon Cowell of American Idol visits Africa to distribute bed nets.

American Idol brings bed nets to the masses

Over three seasons, America's most popular TV show American Idol educated tens of millions of Americans and raised millions of nets for Africa

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and UN Special Envoy for Malaria, Ray Chambers

UN Secretary-General calls for universal coverage, names special envoy

Ban Ki-moon calls for universal net coverage for at-risk populations by 2010, and names Ray Chambers the UN Special Envoy for Malaria.

WHO announces mortality rate is halved among African children since 2000

The World Malaria Report indicates a major milestone: Malaria deaths are cut in half among African children; for the first time, fewer than 500,000 kids die from malaria.

189M nets distributed to Africa in 2014

2014 is the biggest year to date, with 189 million nets distributed in Africa, including a record 42 million nets in Nigeria.

1 Billionth net lands in Africa

One billion nets have driven unprecented progress against history's deadliest disease (scroll down for more).

What's next?

A child still dies from malaria almost every minute, and nets need to be replaced every 3-5 years. We must sustain coverage and funding to defeat this disease.

  • NETS DELIVERED

    46,842,964
  • LIVES SAVED

    52,897
  • CASES AVERTED

    12,540

670 MILLION CASES OF
MALARIA AVERTED
(2001 - 2013)

Combined with other malaria interventions, nets have contributed to an astonishing reduction in malaria transmission worldwide.

4.3 million
lives saved
(2001 - 2013)

Thanks to contributions from nets and other interventions, millions of people aren't losing their lives to mosquito bites.

58% decline in the
child mortality
rate in Africa
(2000-2013)

In just 15 years, we've cut the malaria death rate for African children by more than HALF.

MORE THAN
1.5 trillion
SAFE NIGHTS

Hundreds of millions of parents can now sleep soundly knowing their children are safe each and every night.

A GENERATION OF
KIDS GROWING UP
SAFE UNDER A NET

Together we are creating a world where no child dies of a mosquito bite.

Thanks to the progress we've made, this generation can do the impossible.

Malaria is humanity’s most destructive disease

yet, this generation can be the one to eradicate it.

We can end malaria in our lifetimes, and ensure no more children die from mosquito bites.

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