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

Rotaractor Driving Malaria Elimination Awareness in Tasmania

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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

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