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Religion and Development Database Religion and Development Database
An increasing number of organizations and programs are grappling with problems at the intersection of religion and development. On this site you have access to the latest...


Gender Gender
The intersection of gender and religion, particularly in the context of development, can often be a controversial topic. Gender issues, however, encompass religious...
Governance Governance
The topic of fair, transparent governance is receiving increased attention from faith communities engaged in development work. Ethical issues are woven through the...
The Middle East and North Africa The Middle East and North Africa
In the Middle East and North Africa, a region with majority Muslim populations, the Islamic faith often plays a prominent role in culture, society, and government....
United States and Canada United States and Canada
The United States and Canada are home to a number of faith-inspired organizations and initiatives active domestically and internationally. In recent years, the government...
Tuberculosis Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis is known as one of the “big three” infectious diseases affecting the developing world, but has received less attention and funding from donors than the other...
Malaria Malaria
Malaria devastates poor communities around the world, particularly in Africa. A treatable disease, it nonetheless threatens the lives of nearly half of the world’s...
Europe and Russia Europe and Russia
Despite the Enlightenment legacy in Europe, religion continues to strongly impact society, particularly with increased diversity through global migration. As such, European...


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Faith to the Fore on Malaria
September 19, 2008


Malaria No More
Project Muso Ladamunen

Department for International Development

The Department for International Development (DFID) is the part of the government of the United Kingdom that manages Britain's development aid and works to eliminate extreme poverty. Reflecting the importance of international aid, this organization is spearheaded by a senior cabinet minister. DFID supports long-term missions to help address the underlying causes of poverty and also responds to immediate emergencies. It works in over 150 countries worldwide with over 64 offices overseas and focuses on major poverty challenges such as water shortage, climate issues, corruption, debt and conflict. Almost one-third of DFID aid is channeled through international bodies like the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The department's commitment to gender equality is evident in its work to realize the Millennium Development Goals.


London Summit on Family Planning
June 11, 2012
Faith in Development
December 7, 2005