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As Faiths Act Fellows placed at The San Francisco Interfaith Council, we are coordinating this year’s “Bay Area Against Malaria” campaign. We are mobilising communities and people of faith to work on local and global poverty issues, and specifically on malaria prevention and lack of proper maternal health care.
All of the funds raised this year will go to Faiths Act in Sierra Leone:
Sierra Leone has only 126 medical practitioners in a population of nearly 6 million - and thus, like many nations in Africa, the majority of health messaging comes through the church, the mosque, or other religious centers. Malaria kills 33% of children under five in Sierra Leone. This figure can be reduced by the introduction of malaria awareness and prevention methods. The Faiths Act Program is in partnership with the Ministry of Health, the Interreligious Council, and the Christian Health Association of Sierra Leone. It works by motivating religious leaders to reach out to their community to physically go from household to household educating people about malaria awareness and prevention. In many places, such as Sierra Leone, prevention is a problem of education, not just resources. As of March, we have reached 62,057 homes, and we plan to reach over 100,000 homes by June 2012, which translates into thousands of lives saved from malaria through multi-faith action.
Thank you very much for your support!
Rachel and Nina
To get in touch:
Email: Rachel - firstname.lastname@example.org // Nina - email@example.com
Twitter: @SFFaithsAct //FaithsActUS