Rotarian Malaria Partners Webinar Series: Malaria’s Rising Toll in the COVID Shadow

Learn about how covid-19 is affecting malaria efforts with the Rotarian Malaria Partners Webinar series, and use this helpful infographic from the RBM Partnership to End Malaria.

RBM_COVID-19_Infographic

Announcing our RAM Deputy Manager

We welcome Wil Cornelisson as the RAM Deputy Manager.

RAM Celebrates Malaria Awareness Day 2020

In Australia, Malaria Awareness Day is observed on 30 April each year. RAM’s strategy is to use social media, email, and website marketing to support World Malaria Day and Malaria Awareness Day in order to promote awareness, celebrate success, and gain donations.

Find more resources here, and for more information on the evolving situation regarding COVID-19 and malaria, please refer to the World Health Organization Q&A.

 

 

2020 RAM Video Competition

Please see below for the relevant 2020 RAM Video Competition documents, including a consent form and a fact sheet:

RAM 2020 National Video Com+Consent+Fact Sheet-2020:

 

 

2020 RAM Conference Update

The Annual RAM 2020 Conference has been CANCELLED. We are planning for the 2021 Conference and will provide updates in due course.

 

Introducing Rotarians Against Malaria:

 

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.

Malaria was pandemic in the World in the 1900s (Malaria World Congress, 2018)

 

Malaria remained as one of the major causes of death in many developing countries (in red and purple) (Malaria World Congress, 2018)

Rotarians Against Malaria is an activity of Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) and covers the following countries:

  • Australia
  • 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.

Follow the links to see details of our programs: 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.

 

Volunteer Trips

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.

 

Partners

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:

For the Mosquito Wars campaign, Bill Gates has partnered with World Vision to distribute 100,000 bed nets to families from Inhambane province – a region in Mozambique where many people still sleep without nets. All you have to do is read the article and answer a one question quiz. Once completed, Gates will give a bed net to a family in need on your behalf via World Vision. https://www.gatesnotes.com/Health/Mosquito-Wars?WT.mc_id=08_15_2017_10_MosquitoWars_BG-EM_&WT.tsrc=BGEM

RAM District Representatives

Interested in being a District RAM Representative or District RAM Supervisor (previously, Chair)? See our Guidelines for District Chairs