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Nigerian Inter-faith Action Association

The Nigerian Inter-faith Action Association (NIFAA) unites Christian and Muslim leaders in a multi-sectoral effort to engage religious communities in the fight against poverty and disease, with focus action issues being malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, polio, and poverty impact. A key faith-based partner of the Nigerian government's National Malaria Control Programme, in December 2009 NIFAA began the year-long "Faiths United for Health" campaign to train 300,000 religious leaders to spearhead the widespread distribution of anti-malarial bed nets. Campaign materials also include suggestions for preaching on the issue and encouraging healthy behaviors in community members. NIFAA is co-chaired by Archbishop John Onaiyekan and Sultan Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, and the executive director is Bishop Sunday Ndukwo Onuoha. Other organizational partners include the Nigeria Inter Religious Council, Center for Interfaith Action on Global Poverty, and Tony Blair Faith Foundation.

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