UN anti-malaria official commends UNICEF for funding 20 million mosquito nets
“With over 150 million nets set to be delivered by next year, I remain extremely grateful for Ann Veneman’s leadership in saving so many from this disease.”
- Ray Chambers, UN special envoy
The official tasked with spearheading United Nations efforts against malaria has welcomed the decision of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to allocate more than $8 million in new funds to distribute insecticide-treated mosquito nets in eight countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
Ray Chambers, the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Malaria, said yesterday that the 20 million long-lasting mosquito nets – which are being provided by UNITAID, a tool to finance the purchase of drugs against major diseases – will lead to the protection of 40 million people.