In 2009, actor and singer Mandy Moore saw the life-and-death role a mosquito net could play in the war on malaria in southern Sudan.
“I slept under a net,” Moore, 26, said in a phone interview from Los Angeles, where she lives. “Every 45 seconds a child dies of malaria, and it’s totally preventable.”
So when the United Nations Foundation approached her last year about boosting awareness of an anti-malaria program called Nothing But Nets for the Central African Republic, “I knew that I couldn’t say no.”
The Nothing But Nets campaign announced Monday that it met its goal of giving nets to every family in the Central African Republic, about 837,000 total at a cost of more than $1.25 million.
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