Faith-based organizations and Malaria: Many FBOs work in a variety of capacities to combat malaria, including education, prevention, and treatment.
Imagine No Malaria program by the United Methodist Church provides bed nets, access to diagnostic tests and medicine, drains standing water, and improves sanitation to reduce malaria deaths. Imagine No Malaria combines integrated health infrastructure, education and advocacy to address death and the debilitating effects of malaria in sub-Saharan Africa.
NetsforLife® program by Episcopal Relief & Development empowers communities to fight malaria by raising awareness, providing life-saving education and promoting the use of Long-Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs) in homes. The program trains volunteers as Malaria Control Agents, equipping them to educate their communities about proper net use and maintenance. Involving local faith leaders and volunteers is vital for success, harnessing the ‘power of the pulpit’ and influence of faith leaders to communicate about malaria prevention and initiate change.
Sermon Guides from IMA World Health featuring brief sermon starters to help religious leaders educate their congregations about malaria. A Christian and an Islamic guide are available
Treatment of Malaria – Chloroquine-Resistant | This form from Blessings International outlines recommended dosage and frequency of medication for treating malaria.