Blair Cites Nigerian Inter-faith Effort for Malaria Prevention

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has cited interfaith malaria prevention efforts in Nigeria as a model that faith-based organizations in developing countries may emulate.

Blair was in Abuja to observe state-sponsored malaria prevention training for some 200 Nigerian religious leaders brought together by an unprecedented Muslim-Christian alliance in the country.

“This model of interfaith action can be readily adopted to join the faith and public sectors in other developing countries, if governments and funders are willing to provide external support to make this a reality,” said Blair, who heads his own Faith Foundation.

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