Kenyan Minister Asserts MVP’s Impact on Nation-Wide Malaria Breakthrough

by |October 21, 2011

H.E. Minister Charity Ngilu is Kenya Minister of Water (2008-present), and former Minister of Health (2003-2007).

“The Millennium Villages Project, and Professor Sachs individually, had a huge effect in enabling Kenya to pursue a policy of mass distribution of bed nets and the shift to community-based treatment of malaria.  The Millennium Villages Project informed our government about the efficacy of such policy breakthroughs.  Professor Sachs’s advocacy inside Kenya, with the Global Fund, and at the United Nations, helped not only Kenya, but all of Africa to make a breakthrough in malaria control.  It is because of this important work and the lessons of the Millennium Villages that our women and our children have stopped dying from wholly preventable causes. Nobody should doubt the importance of the Millennium Villages in showing the way. It has worked, it has made a huge impact on Kenya.”

– H.E. Charity Ngilu

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