Milton Lewis and the RAWCS Humanitarian Award

RAM is very pleased to celebrate the presentation of the RAWCS Humanitarian Award to Milton Lewis, for many years of wonderful service to the people of PNG in general health and the control of malaria in particular, and for his contribution to RAM.     Milton himself recalls his career in PNG from the 1950s-70s: I spent 2 years in my late teens and early 20s in Papua New Guinea. This included a specific period … Continued

Malaria in Australia

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There is a long history of anti-malaria activities in Australia. Malaria was endemic in the northern, tropical areas and there were various outbreaks in Darwin and Far North Queensland in the early years of recording. Malaria became of major concern during the years of the second World War, when large numbers of troops were circulating through the northern parts of Australia and other more malarious areas in PNG, the Pacific and South East Asia.  The … Continued