Grants to Scale Up Efforts to Fight Malaria: Supporting High-Impact Service with Programs of Scale Grants

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The Rotary Foundation’s first annual $2 million Programs of Scale grant supports a Rotarian-led effort to dramatically reduce malaria in Zambia. The Partners for a Malaria-Free Zambia program will add thousands of community health workers to the country’s health system to test for, diagnose, and treat malaria in more communities. Read about how members formed a successful partnership to increase their impact. How to apply for a Programs of Scale grant Is your club or district service … Continued

Central Region District Visits

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District 9510 is about to embark on a project to work towards the elimination of Malaria in the Solomon Islands. Globally, each year, more than 400,000 people die of malaria – a preventable and treatable disease. An estimated two thirds of deaths are among children under the age of five.  By the end of this calendar year D9510, working in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Honiara and the Solomon Islands National Malaria Control Programme, … Continued

Progress in the Fight to Eliminate Asymptomatic P. vivax Revealed

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A recent video presentation by Prof Ivor Mueller, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI), Melbourne, reveals progress in the fight to eliminate asymptomatic P. vivax. Thanks to RAM District Supervisor Shelley Gurney (D9810) for bringing the video to our attention. The presentation was useful as it takes our understanding one step further from what we learned from Prof Shanks at the 2020 Virtual Conference. Some key points: P. vivax is harder to … Continued

The Newly Published WHO Guidelines for Malaria is Here!

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The WHO Guidelines for malaria bring together the Organization’s most up-to-date recommendations for malaria in one user-friendly and easy-to-navigate online platform. The first version of the Guidelines is a compilation of existing WHO recommendations on malaria and supersedes 2 previous WHO publications: the Guidelines for the treatment of malaria, third edition and the Guidelines for malaria vector control. Recommendations on malaria will continue to be reviewed and, where appropriate, updated based on the latest available … Continued

Maintaining Zero Malaria in Timor Leste: Our International Service to open doors into the hearts of Rotarians and non-Rotarians

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Introduction Malaria is a life-threatening disease. Globally, in 2018, malaria threatened the lives of nearly 50% of the global population. In that year, an estimated 228 million were infected with malaria and there were 405,000 deaths with an estimated 1,109 deaths per day. The most at risk for malarial deaths were children under five who made up 67% of the deaths in 2018. The other sinister aspect of malaria is that it plunges victims into … Continued

2020 WHO World Malaria Report Released

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The 2020 edition of the World Malaria Report takes a look back at key events and milestones that helped shape the global response to the disease over the last 2 decades – a period of unprecedented success in malaria control that saw 1.5 billion cases and 7.6 million deaths averted. This year’s report also features a special section on malaria and the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as a detailed analysis of progress towards the 2020 milestones of … Continued

Promoting Malaria Awareness in Unique Ways

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RAM would like to hear from you, if you have ideas for COVID-safe ways of promoting malaria awareness among Rotarians and the general public. For example, one activity that we may have access to is through radio. RAM Supervisor Shelley Gurney D9810 and Area RAM Supervisor Bev Cooney OAM have found Radio Promotion a great way to spread news of malaria – without spreading COVID! Below is a report from Shelley Gurney on her experience. During Victoria’s … Continued

Rotaractor Driving Malaria Elimination Awareness in Tasmani

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D9830 Tasmania RAM District Committee: A Rotaractor driving malaria elimination awareness in Tasmania Welcome to our new RAM District Supervisor Rotaractor Thisarani Jayasinghe, Rotaract Club of Central Coast. The RAM D9830 Committee was established in 2017 by Dr. Jenny Kerrison, and now has six (6) members. As a result of COVID, the Committee commenced regular meetings online. Thisarani (not in the photo) is mentored by Southern Region RAM Supervisor Gloria Hargreaves and National RAM Manager … Continued

PDG Phil Dempster – Rotarian Extraordinaire

For more than a decade, PDG Phil Dempster, provided support to and oversight of Rotarians Against Malaria (RAM) Australia. This year, Phil decided to step down from RAM. In his true generous fashion, Phil is available to us at anytime. To celebrate Phil’s achievements in Rotary and RAM, Dr. Jen Parer D9790 RAM District Supervisor, compiled the following story on Phil with contributions from Dave Pearson, immediate past National Manager, and Phil himself. In the … Continued