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Nothing But Nets Delivers 740,000 Bed Nets to Central African Republic
Date:12/19/2008

Integrated campaign will provide children with health interventions to prevent malaria and measles

Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) December 19, 2008 -- The UN Foundation's Nothing But Nets campaign, a global, grassroots initiative to prevent malaria, announced today the distribution of nearly one million bed nets to children and their families throughout the Central African Republic (CAR). The nets will be distributed as part of an integrated measles immunization campaign led by the government of CAR with support from the Measles Initiative. The bed nets contributed by Nothing But Nets will provide full coverage for 740,000 children under the age of five who are being targeted in this effort.

"We're proud to support this initiative and to help families throughout CAR, where children continue to be threatened by preventable diseases like measles and malaria," said Elizabeth McKee Gore, director of Nothing But Nets. "With our partners, we are grateful to the thousands of individuals who have logged on to www.NothingButNets.net and donated as little as $10 to send these life-saving bed nets."

Working with the Measles Initiative - a partnership led by the American Red Cross, the United Nations Foundation, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, and UNICEF - Nothing But Nets will deliver long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets to prevent the transmission of malaria, a leading cause of death for children in the country. In addition to life-saving nets, children will also receive a measles vaccination as part of the integrated campaign.

To date, Nothing But Nets has raised more than $22 million to di
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