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

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

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