World Malaria Day With Nothing But Nets: An Experience in Advocacy

Entomology Today

Nothing But Nets Group Photo In late April, the 2017 Nothing But Nets Malaria Leadership Summit brought a team of advocates to Capitol Hill to speak with lawmakers about need for greater investment in reducing the impact of malaria worldwide. (Photo credit: Nothing But Nets)

By Thomas E. Anderson, Ph.D.

As a Science Policy Fellow of the Entomological Society of America, I recently participated in the 2017 Nothing But Nets (NBN) Malaria Leadership Summit in Washington, DC, with Capitol Hill visits on World Malaria Day, April 25. This experience was very energizing and encouraging, demonstrating that, despite political divides, there are many dedicated people working hard to achieve bipartisan solutions to challenging problems.

The NBN program has been around for more than a decade and is picking up momentum as experience has demonstrated its effectiveness. The goal of NBN is to minimize the terrible impact of malaria around the world, especially in developing nations. It…

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