As Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Tony Blair signed the commitment to the UN Millennium Development Goals and used his leadership role to renew dedication to combating malaria. Today, as Founder and Patron of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, he continues to support work to end deaths from malaria through global multi-faith initiatives and training of faith-leaders on the ground to promote malaria prevention messages to their congregations.
This World Malaria Day, our friends across the pond at the Tony Blair Faith Foundation have sent out thousands of their Faiths Act Ribbons around the world, from Ethiopia to Singapore. For every 10 people pictured wearing one, the Foundation will send a life-saving net to Africa. Learn more about the ribbons and the Faith Foundation supporters around the world here: FaithsAct.org.
As the world rallies around World Malaria Day on April 25th, it’s important to recognize the work being done year-round by Champions like Tony Blair and organizations like the Tony Blair Faith Foundation in the fight against malaria. We’re honored to have so many committed partners and Champions working with us – because it’s only through working together that we will reach the global goal of ending malaria deaths by 2015.
PS – You can learn more about Champions to End Malaria here.