Celebrating Malaria Awareness Day with a No Mosquito Picnic at a Local Winery

RAM in Southern Region celebrated Malaria Awareness Day with a No Mosquito Picnic at a local winery, generously hosted by Rotarians Ralph and Lesley Zucarro from the Rotary Club of Oakleigh Clayton Huntingdale who own Six Acres. The sun came through after we held our breath that the torrential downpour of rain would pause for our No Mosquito Picnic, and we welcomed District 9810 Governor Dr Daryl Moran and his wife Jenny. Incoming National RAM … Continued

RAM and Malaria: Oops there goes a billion-kilowatt dam

Dr Kerre Willsher, D9510 RAM Blogger We hope that everyone is well and head butting that Covid 19.  At the moment, I am employed at a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) distribution centre. The RATs are theoretically similar to the malaria Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) except that drops of blood are used for the RDT. Many countries use RDT as part of malaria surveillance, including the Solomon Islands project for Active Case Detection (ACD) of malaria … Continued

RAM in 2022

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We hope that you are all in good health and not too impacted by Covid 19. There is always light at the end of the tunnel. Thanks to Rotarians Against Malaria this is also the case with malaria. The regions have been busy, for example, the Southern Region raised $10,150 from July 2021 to January 2022 bringing their total raised for Rotarians Against Malaria to $33,350. Discussions are in progress with the Vanuatu government to … Continued

Quarterly Update: May-July 2021

In addition to our quarterly newsletters, you can read on to find out about the main highlights from the last quarter. By Dr. Kerre Willsher D9510 & Dr. Jenny Kerrison D9830 Speaking at Rotary clubs is a key strategy for us to raise awareness of the scourge of malaria in our partner countries, and of RAM’s humanitarian work. Despite periods of lockdown due to Covid-19, many of us found opportunities to promote our work to … 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

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