Campus takes action toward Millennium Development Goals

Author: Kyle Chamberlin

The Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Task Force of the Center for Social Concerns at the University of Notre Dame will observe MDG Awareness Week from Monday to Friday (April 23 to 27). Events to raise awareness and promote action toward achieving the eight goals established by the United Nations are scheduled for each day.

A malaria bed net campaign, currently underway on campus, is raising funds to help eradicate the preventable disease inAfrica. For each $10 gift, Malaria No More will provide one protective bed net to an at-risk African.

Donations toward the bed net will be accepted at the Center for Social Concerns throughout the week.For each $10 contribution, an orange MDG shirt will be offered to promote awareness of all eight Millennium Development Goals.

Members of the Notre Dame community are encouraged to wear the orange shirts Wednesday (April 25), which was designated Malaria Awareness Day at the White House Summit on Malaria in December.

The first malaria bed net campaign at Notre Dame, held last November and December, raised more than $10,000. Contributions from students, faculty and staff provided 1,000 bed nets to protect children and mothers against the transmission of malaria.

A complete schedule of events for MDG Awareness Week is available on the Web at .

_ Contact: Rosie McDowell, 574-631-0468, _

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