Esri is teaming up with the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign in the fight against malaria.

“Technology can be an excellent tool in the fight against malaria,” says Margaret Reilly McDonnell, director of Nothing But Nets. “We are thrilled to partner with Esri to use their software to teach people why and how we work to fight this disease — and how to get involved.”

The campaign recently created a story map using Esri’s ArcGIS platform to help people learn more about malaria. The campaign is designed to raise awareness, funds and voices to protect families from the disease. The new story map shares the work of the campaign, the progress against malaria and the path forward toward eradication.

The two organizations will launch an app challenge using Esri software and data from Nothing But Nets and Esri.

“We are honored to be working with Nothing But Nets on such an important issue,” says David Gadsden, nonprofit program manager at Esri. “A large part of Esri’s mission is to make a positive impact on people and the world around us. There are no better issues to tackle right now than those of malaria and other vector-borne illnesses.”

About Esri

Since 1969, Esri has provided customers worldwide tools to think and plan geographically. A market leader in GIS, Esri software is used in more than 350,000 organizations including each of the 200 largest cities in the U.S., most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri applications run on more than 1 million desktops and thousands of Web and enterprise servers. Esri provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server and Internet platforms.