A St. Louis-based Lutheran organization is part of a $45 million fundraising campaign announced Monday to help fight malaria in the developing world.
Lutheran Church Missouri Synod and Lutheran World Relief are working together to raise the money by 2013. The United Nations Foundation is also part of the effort.
So far, $1.3 million has been raised.
Malaria is a treatable disease, but it kills about 1 million people a year.
The Missouri Synod, which has more than 2 million members, has given $2 million in recent months for relief efforts in Japan following the March 11 earthquake that caused widespread devastation.
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Also check out the Lutheran Malaria Initiative website here.