Conference Call Opportunity with Mandy Moore Live from the Central African Republic, on the Urgent Need for Anti-Malaria Mosquito Nets in the Country

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Moore helps lead a movement to get life-saving mosquito nets to every family at risk of malaria, a leading killer in Africa

Singer-songwriter and actress Mandy Moore is in the Central African Republic distributing life-saving mosquito nets with the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign and PSI. Nothing But Nets will host a press teleconference from the ground on Friday, October 1, at 11:30 a.m., EST. Moore and leaders from Nothing But Nets and PSI will report back on their experiences in the country, the prevalence of malaria, and the goal to get a net to every family who needs one in the country by the end of this year.

Who:
Mandy Moore, Singer-songwriter, Actress, and PSI Ambassador
Adrianna Logalbo, Director, United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets
Nestor Ankiba, Country Representative in Central African Republic, PSI

When:
Friday, October 1, 2010
11:30 a.m. ET/8:30 a.m. PT (about 30-45 minutes)

Where:
US-based media, please dial 1-800-311-9409
International media, please dial 11-334-323-7224
Passcode: BEDNETS

Background:    
The United Nations has identified an urgent need for anti-malaria mosquito nets in the Central African Republic. Mandy Moore, PSI, and Nothing But Nets are raising awareness to fill this critical gap by distributing 837,000 nets—one for every family who needs one. Malaria is a leading killer in Africa, where a child dies every 45 seconds from the disease. Long-lasting, insecticide-treated mosquito nets are one of the most cost-effective ways of preventing malaria. It costs only $10 to purchase and distribute a bed net and to educate communities about its proper use.

Please RSVP to Negin Janati at njanati(at)unfoundation(dot)org or Amy DiElsi adielsi(at)unfoundation(dot)org

About Nothing But Nets
Nothing But Nets is a global, grassroots campaign to save lives by preventing malaria, a leading killer of children in Africa. Inspired by sports columnist Rick Reilly, hundreds of thousands of people have joined the campaign that was created by the United Nations Foundation in 2006. Founding campaign partners include the National Basketball Association’s NBA Cares, The people of The United Methodist Church, and Sports Illustrated. It only costs $10 to provide an insecticide-treated bed net that can prevent this deadly disease. Visit http://www.NothingButNets.net to send a net and save a life.

About PSI
PSI is a leading global health organization with programs targeting malaria, child survival, HIV and reproductive health. Working in partnership within the public and private sectors, and harnessing the power of markets, PSI provides life-saving products, clinical services and behavior change communications that empower the world's most vulnerable populations to lead healthier lives. http://www.psi.org; Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/PSIHealthyLives; Blog: http://www.psi.org/HealthyLives.

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