Join the Faiths Act Movement!
Support Hannah & Nomi and our Life-Saving Campaign in Sierra Leone
As Faiths Act Fellows working with the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, we are working on local and global levels to mobilize communities and people of faith to be a force for good in the fight to eradicate deaths caused by malaria and inadequate access to maternal health care.
On the global level: We are supporting our colleagues in Sierra Leone as they train pastors and imams to be health ambassadors to their congregants. In a country in which the general population outnumbers medical care professionals 6,000,000 to 102, religious leaders have taken on the additional task of educating their congregations about the deadly threat of malaria. We are finding that religious leaders have a greater ability than government officials when it comes to effectively educating their communities about malaria. Lives are being saved.
On the local level: We are working to bring together people from different faiths in action that will raise awareness and funds to support the eradication of malaria and increase interfaith understanding and connection in New York City. We are placed at UNITED SIKHS, a UN-affiliated human rights advocacy organization, and therefore we are passionate about bringing Sikhs and non-Sikhs together in action and cooperation.
Let’s save lives and show that faith can be a force for good when we act together!
Check out these facts:
- Every 45 seconds a child dies from malaria...
- ...but, malaria is completely preventable and curable!
- $10 buys a mosquito net that can save the lives of up to four people for five years.
- Educational and preventative measures are working; there was over a 20% drop in malaria deaths between 2000-09.
Join the global movement to save lives from malaria and keep these numbers dropping. Every little bit helps.
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Hannah Shirey and Nomi Teutsch
Faiths Act Fellows