Consultation Report on the Leadership Consultation on Scaling up Faith Community Impact Against Malaria
Author: Jean Duff
February 5, 2009
The "Consultation Report on the Leadership Consultation on Scaling up Faith Community Impact Against Malaria" offers highlights of a December 2008 consultation, co-sponsored by the Center for Interfaith Action on Global Poverty and the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, and describes recommendations for action. Inspired the Millennium Development Goals, the consultation focused on establishing national and regional partnerships between faith leaders, development practitioners, and public health officials. The report outlines discussion sessions on global financing and current faith-based work on malaria, followed by a series of suggestions for scaling up such activity; examples include immediate and coordinated engagement against malaria in Nigeria, improved funding flows to faith-based groups, and development of a long-term prevention strategy. Agreed next steps include establishing a working group on Nigeria, gathering up-to-date information on the faith community's activities against malaria, and supporting additional capacity-building initiatives.