21 November 2016

Nigerian Inter-Faith Action Association (NIFAA)


Every year, approximately 100,000 children in Nigeria die needlessly from diarrhea, the 2nd leading cause of child deaths globally which can be easily prevented with simple treatment, zinc and oral rehydration salts (ORS). With the support of the Center for Interfaith Action (CIFA), the Nigerian Inter-Faith Action Association (NIFAA) was established as an independent, Nigerian-based NGO designed to mobilize the country’s religious leaders to become active and influential participants in national campaigns against disease and poverty, beginning with malaria. Deploying the same process, NIFAA is committing to activate and deploy Muslim and Christian faith leaders and congregations to educate and empower individuals and families, change behavior and drive demand for life-threatening commodities and services towards saving the lives of Nigerian children from preventable causes, including diarrhea.

This historic commitment is part of the Coalition for Childhood Essential Medicines in Nigeria launched in October 2012, which has potential to save the lives of over 200,000 children in Nigeria by 2015. The coalition supports the Government of Nigeria’s Saving One Million Lives Initiative and the Every Woman Every Child movement.


Pictured above: NIFAA National training for Faith Leaders on the fight against malaria held in Abuja, Nigeria on 10th December, 2009