Malaria--such an exotic sounding disease--a disease, that some are old enough to remember from past movies. Exotic to most people because they do not know anyone with malaria. It was eradicated from the United States in the 1950s. But, every two minutes, a child in Sub-Sahara Africa dies from this preventable, treatable disease. In fact, 90 percent of malaria's victims are children under the age of 5 and pregnant women.
What can the church do? The United Methodist Church launched the Imagine No Malaria
campaign in 2008 with the lofty goal of raising $75 million to provide prevention (bed nets), education, communication and treatment.
How effective is this campaign? Back in 2008, a child died every 30 seconds. While there has been remarkable and joyful progress, there is still work to be done.
This year the Mississippi Conference of the UMC will begin work on this campaign. The conference is seeking a field coordinator to assist with beginning this project. This is a full-time, temporary, exempt position for a 12-month period. Training and support will be provided.
To review the job description, click here. Please submit resumes by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail resumes to Rev. Vickie White, 320-C Briarwood Drive, Jackson, MS 39206.
For more information about the Imagine No More Malaria, visit http://www.imaginenomalaria.org/.