NBA and WNBA Bring Nets to Senegal but Grab Mosquitoes, not Baskets

Aug 12, 2010 | USAID IMPACTblog

On Friday, August 6, USAID/Senegal was pleased to be a part of the effort to distribute long-lasting, insecticide-treated mosquito nets with the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets Campaign and NBA Cares programs in Rufisque, a suburb of Dakar. Teams of NBA (National Basketball Association) and WNBA (Women’s National Basketball Association) players, USAID staff, US Peace Corps volunteers, government health workers and media crews ventured out into the town after a short ceremony emphasizing the importance of sleeping under a mosquito net in order to prevent malaria.

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