Welcome to Rotarians Against Malaria – an activity of Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS)
Rotarians Against Malaria (RAM) is a volunteer-run organisation working to eliminate malaria. In 1900s, malaria was pandemic in the world. One can only imagine the burden of malaria disease to all countries. Progress has been made. Fifteen years ago, malaria killed a child every 30 seconds. Under the Millennium Development Goals, however, considerable progress was made in preventing, diagnosing and treating malaria. As a result, deaths have fallen by 60 percent. Now, under the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals, we are aiming to reduce malaria cases and deaths by a further 90 percent by 2030.
Rotarians Against Malaria is an activity of Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) and covers the following countries:
- Papua New Guinea – RAM PNG is a partner of RAM in Australia
- Solomon Islands
- Timor Leste
Thankyou from the RAM National Manager
2018 has been a big year for RAM with significant developments in our three focus countries and planning underway to develop projects in NTT (Indonesia) and in Vanuatu.
We made some great connections and learned a lot through our involvement in the World Malaria Congress and the instigation of CS4ME (Civil Society for Malaria Elimination).
Our annual Conference this year was hosted by Griffith University and provided a great opportunity for review and planning as well as seeing firsthand the facility behind the current phase one human trials for the malaria vaccine candidate PlasProtecT®.
On behalf of the RAM Executive Committee I would like to wish you all a safe and happy holiday season in the confident knowledge that RAM’s programs have helped make this a happier time for many families free from the threat of malaria.
David Pearson, National Manager
Rotarians Against Malaria (RAM), a national RAWCS project
Resources: Conference reports and RAM activities
Go to our Media Resources for copies of the 2018 and previous years’ conference presentations by our guest speakers. These reports are great sources of information on malaria and current innovations and researches in this field.
Follow the links to see details of our programs: Adopt A Village, Chasing Malaria, Healthy Villages, Private Sector, Malaria Awareness Day, RAM PHD Scholarship. For live photos and updates, ‘Like” our Facebook Page!
Want to sign up for our RAM mailing list? Subscribe here!
See our Galleries for photos of our in-country programs and promotional activities.
We facilitate opportunities for Rotarians and Rotaractors, especially those with expertise in medical science and project governance, to visit our in-country programs. In 2017, Dr Jenny Kerrison (PhD, DEd, RN, RM) led a group of RAM volunteers to Timor Leste. A brief RAWCS online report is available at our Newsletters page.
We partner with various other malaria elimination initiatives within the Rotary family and beyond. Some of these include:
https://malariavaccineproject.com/ – The world’s first malaria vaccine is being developed at Griffith University on the Gold Coast, supported by Rotary District 9640
https://malaria.rotaract.org.au/ – Rotaractors Against Malaria is the national project of Rotaract in Australia, a network of service clubs for 18-30 year olds
For information about RAWCS, please visit their website by clicking the logo below:
RAM District Representatives
- 2018 RAM Conference, Institute of Glycomics, Gold Coast, Queensland 25 – 26 August
- 2018 World Malaria Congress
- 2018 Malaria Awareness Day (MAD)
- 2017 RAM Conference in Sydney, 19-20 August
- District 9810 (Melbourne) hosted a Malaria Awareness Day Dinner on Friday 28th April, raising money for the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute.