(ACNS) Churches play vital role in battle against malaria

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Village-based volunteers are to be trained in malaria prevention with support from the Anglican mission and development agency USPG (http://www.uspg.org.uk). It is a good news story for World Malaria Day (25 April).

The USPG-funded training will be implemented in Namibia and Angola through the health departments of the national Anglican Churches.

David Evans, USPG’s Director for Community Engagement, explained: ‘The church is ideal for delivering health programmes because it can connect people and organisations at so many levels – from international health organisations and government health bodies right through to local rural churches.'

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