The Tony Blair Faith Foundation is working with Malaria No More and Interfaith Youth Core to raise funds for one million bed nets by September 25th. In a video message Tony Blair calls on “the 4 billion people of faith in the world to help do more to end the scourge of malaria.

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The purpose of the ‘Faiths Act’ campaign is to bring faiths together in pursuit of the Millennium Development Goals. Tony Blair announced ending deaths from malaria as one of the first goals his faith foundation would focus on at the launch in May. Now he has set 25th September as the deadline for the first phase of the campaign.

As many as three million people die of malaria each year, most of them pregnant women and children under five living in Sub-Saharan Africa. One child dies every 30 seconds. Their deaths are preventable. Across much of Asia and the rest of the world, malaria continues to strike, and doesn’t discriminate between religions.

Our immediate campaign is a drive to raise money for one million bed nets by September 25th 2008, the date of the next UN General Assembly and the mid-way point to achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Please, help us achieve this goal: just one $10 or 5 insecticide-treated bed net can protect an entire household.

On the Tony Blair Faith Foundation website there are toolkits and resources that explain how people can get involved with the campaign efforts.

Tony Blair said: “I want to hear your stories, so I can share them on the website and let others around the world be inspired by your endeavours.

“Will you join those who are creating multi-faith events and raise awareness for malaria prevention? I’d like to urge you to become an example of the good that faith can do in the world.”

“I want to thank those of you around the world who have already begun work to help us raise money for a million bed nets. I have been deeply inspired by many of the emails we have received about your efforts and it is my hope that in sharing your ideas and stories here on the website, we can motivate others as well.”

“So join us to fund a million bed nets by 25th September. It is easy to get involved, and show the good of faith in action.”

The Tony Blair Faith Foundation is working with Malaria No More and Interfaith Youth Core to raise funds for one million bed nets by September 25th.