WWE Divas in Rwanda to fight Malaria

WWE Divas Alicia Fox and Natalya are in the country visiting refugee camps as part of their alliance with the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign to help raise awareness and funds to fight malaria in sub-Saharan Africa.
Alicia Fox. Net photo.
Alicia Fox. Net photo.

WWE Divas Alicia Fox and Natalya are in the country visiting refugee camps as part of their alliance with the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign to help raise awareness and funds to fight malaria in sub-Saharan Africa.

WWE’s Divas will help distribute life-saving bed nets to help protect refugee families, who are fleeing conflict in neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo, from malaria.

They will also learn about the humanitarian situation in the country with the help of United Nations Refugee Agency (UNCHR).

“Refugees already face unimaginable hardships,” said Chris Helfrich, Director of Nothing But Nets. “A simple bed net can stop mothers and children from worrying about a deadly mosquito bite.”

“We’re proud to show the WWE Divas—and WWE fans everywhere—how malaria prevention tools like bed nets keep families safe. With more than 140 million social media fans, WWE and its Divas have an incredible opportunity to spread the buzz about stopping malaria.”

Nothing But Nets has partnered with UNHCR since 2008, working together to provide vulnerable refugee families fleeing conflict or natural disasters with insecticide-treated mosquito nets that can keep them safe from malaria.  The partners have provided more than 1 million bed nets to refugees living in camps across Africa; as a result, malaria dropped from the leading killer of refugees to the number five cause of death.

The trip is part of Nothing But Nets’ alliance with WWE, announced at the 2012 Social Good Summit. There, UN Foundation Resident Entrepreneur Elizabeth Gore appeared with McMahon and WWE Divas Layla and Alicia Fox, who urged their fans to support Nothing But Nets online and offline.

Natalya and Alicia Fox are Canadian and American professional wrestlers and they are all contracted with World Wrestling Entertainment.

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