International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Calls Attention to World Malaria Day
The Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies have declared April 25 as World Malaria Day to bring attention to the fight against malaria. The distribution of malaria nets has been effective but must be "accompanied by extensive and prolonged community education and empowerment efforts". Once again, the solution to our global problems lies in education and community building. The most effective volunteer educators "come from the very same communities (which) makes them more capable to understand and cope with social and cultural issues that might arise over the use of the nets".
This is interesting food for thought for me. What are the local problems that we can address in our own community? Some initial thoughts that come to mind are literacy, education, environmental protection, empowerment of women and girls. Comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged!