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
NEW!! WHO World Malaria Report 2019
The much anticipated World Malaria Report 2019 is available! The good news is that there was a reduction in malaria cases with three (3) million cases less in 2018 than in 2017. The number of deaths has also reduced with an estimated 405,000 in 2018 and 416,000 in 2017. Ninety-four (94%) percent of deaths were in WHO African Region. Globally, the World Health Organisation (WHO) African Region had 93% of the total number of malaria cases. In contrast, the WHO South-East Asia Region contributed 3.4% to all malaria cases, and 2.1% from the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region. An important message is that globally, progress flatlined over the last four years between 2014 and 2018.
Resources: Conference reports and RAM activities
Click here for the 2019 conference presentations by our guest speakers. These are great sources of information on malaria and current innovations and researches in this field. You might also be interested in the conference reports and presentations from previous years.
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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: