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Perhaps the faith sector’s greatest asset is its capacity to deliver services on the ground wherever they are most needed. With this focus, CIFA launched the Faiths United for Health Campaign that mobilizes and trains faith leaders across Africa in support of government-led programs to eliminate disease and poverty. The Campaign was first launched in Nigeria on December 10, 2009, through the Nigerian Inter-Faith Action Association (NIFAA) to mobilize Nigeria’s faith leaders in support of the goals of the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) and Roll Back Malaria - to cut the malaria burden in Nigeria by half by the year 2010 (relative to 2000). Nigeria bears one quarter of the malaria burden in sub-Saharan Africa, with the disease affecting all Nigerians, irrespective of age, gender, ethnicity or religion.

The Center for Interfaith Action on Global Poverty was founded by development philanthropist Edward Scott in September 2008. CIFA’s mission is to improve the capacity and effectiveness of the faith community in its collective effort to reduce poverty and disease. Operating at the intersection of faith and development, CIFA is committed to harnessing the potential of the faith sector as a positive force for global development. CIFA does this through increased interfaith coordination, best practices and model sharing, innovative mobilization of resources, and influential advocacy to governments and the general public. Please visit www.cifa.org for more information.

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