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Community-Based Fight Against Malaria Working in Africa
Date:4/21/2008

se motorcycles, CCF's "Health Riders" now have the ability to cost-effectively reach the most remote, rural villages in Senegal in order to provide medical assistance and educate communities in malaria prevention tactics. (Motorcycles can more easily navigate the country's poor, dirt roads and cost less to fill with fuel.)

As World Malaria Day approaches on April 25, 2008, we celebrate the good work that has been achieved so far. With sustained funding from individual U.S. donors, the U.S. government and international agencies, CCF and other organizations can cement the gains already made in places like Uganda and Senegal.

"We know what works, and we have the tools in hand," Goddard said. "On World Malaria Day, we will not underestimate the human suffering and enduring consequences of the disease, nor fail to remember that it takes more than one million lives every year. However, we will also pause to celebrate the achievements made to date. The fight against malaria is not a lost cause."

Christian Children's Fund (CCF) is a global force for children, helping the world's poorest and most vulnerable survive and thrive in order to reach their full potential. One of the world's oldest and most respected international child development organizations, CCF works in 31 countries and assists more than 13.2 million children and family members worldwide, regardless of race, creed or gender.


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