Buy-A-Net brings relief from and protection against leading killer diseases of mothers and their children in Uganda, especially malaria, through education, capacity building, bed nets and medicines, in partnership with local community based groups. Canada's first citizen-driven initiative aimed at saving lives from malaria. Volunteer driven, registered charitable organization.
Buy-a-Net is very proud to be part of the Muskoka Initiative on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health. Buy-a-Net aims to save the lives of mothers and children under five years old through our “Health for All” (HEAL) project with partner, Bwindi Community Hospital, with education on the importance of basic hygiene and disease (especially malaria) prevention, and intervention (bed nets).
With 24 hours to live, malaria stricken X-Factor star, Cheryl Cole, was lucky. She had the $6 to get treatment. 1,000s of others, particularly pregnant women and children under five, aren’t. Read the full article on Daily Mail.
With a letter from Debbie Forward, President, the Newfoundland & Labrador Nurses Union once again put their strength and support behind the volunteer efforts of Buy-a-Net to improve maternal and child health through education, bed net use, and treatment of disease. Bravo and thank you!
Buy-a-Net awarded 2013 Elementary Teacher’s Federation of Ontario Humanity Fund to expand Buy-a-Net’s maternal/child health education and disease prevention and control program in Uganda.
Deaths from malaria of children under 5 halved since 2000, with an overall 45% reduction in death rate in all age groups! Great progress made; the world is cheering but we need to sustain our gains or we will lose the ground we have made. Full report here: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2013/world-malaria-report-20131211/en/index.html
Dear Friends, It is my pleasure to extend our best wishes and warm thoughts from the entire Buy-a-Net team of volunteers, staff and Board of Directors. I’d like to share with you a major accomplishment this past year. In October of 2013 our organization signed a 4 year agreement with The Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (previously known as CIDA). This is
Kingston, Ontario. Buy-a-Net Malaria Prevention Group (BAN), the first Canadian charity determined to end malaria deaths, announces it will expand its work in Uganda through the “Health for All (HEAL) project, thanks to the support of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). The “HEAL” project will improve maternal and child health by reducing the incidence of mortality due to treatable and preventable diseases, such
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We’ve got mail! Catholic Dioceses sends their thanks to the Catholic community of Canada and requests more help. Check out our recent appreciation and request from Lugazi Diocese.
TWO Buy-a-Net board members receive the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.Read more of the story
Bayridge A Cub Pack from Kingston, ON gathers to present Buy-a-Net board member Nick Wolfe-Brown and ambassador Brenda Scarlett with a cheque for over $800.00.
The Not So Amateur Amateurs Young Peoples Theatre Company, headed by Christine Harvey, recently raised over $350.00 for Buy-a-Net during their production of Aladdin. The show highlighted their Decade Celebrations. Thank you NSAA and congratulations on your anniversary. KIDS HELPING KIDS!
A $200.00 donation to Buy-a-Net was raised by the wonderful efforts of Student Council representatives at Truedell Public School. The Truedell community has had an ongoing relationship with Buy-a-Net, having raised more than $2700, in total, to help in the fight against malaria. A group of 12 student leaders, under the leadership of their Principal, Mrs. Pinder, planned three Valentine’s Dances for February 14th.
Over $300.00 was recently raised by our Ambassador, Nancy Grew, buy selling jewelry handmade by Ugandan women at the One-of-a-Kind Craft Show. The show marked the kick off to International Women’s Week.
Kingston, ON Recently, Patricia Evans’s grade 8 class was asked to research and do a presentation about a NGO that would support the needs of others in a developing country. After each student presented their NGO to the class they were tasked to choose one foundation they would fundraise for. They choose Buy-a-Net! Board Member, Soni Pancham, was presented with a cheque for over
Many thanks to the Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox Addington Public Health’s staff for their generosity in December. Buy-a-Net as the recipient for their “Donate to Decorate” campaign, bringing in hundreds of dollars. Photos reflect their imagination and creativity.
Newfoundland and Labrador Nurses Union continues their support of Buy-a-Net with a $1000.00 donation. THANK YOU!! Our program in Uganda is community based and nurses are an intricate part, providing front line care. Nurses across Canada have been a of tremendous support for many years.
Recently friends and family gathered to celebrate a young girl’s 9th birthday in Kingston, ON. Now, you would expect a young lady of 9 to have a long list of gifts and goodies she wanted as gifts, barbie dolls, the latest fasions, hair accessories, an iPad even. But not this exceptional girl. She wanted only ONE gift, and she wanted the same gift from
Sending out the biggest THANK YOU ever to Peyton. Today Peyton turns 9 and for her birthday party on the weekend she asked her friends to bring a donation for Buy A Net instead of a gift for her. Peyton’s friends have donated $350.00 to help us fight malaria in Uganda. Children really can make a difference.