Where was the activity conducted?
The MBS was conducted in two villages Webriamata and Alkani, District Malaka, West Timor, Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT) province, Indonesia. The video shows MBS in village Alkani, and was conducted by the District malaria program and malaria program staff at the Community Health Centre of village Alkani.
When was the activity conducted?
End of October 2022
In village Webriamata, 1,067 of 1,347 (80%) villagers were tested using RDT and microscopy. All tested negative for malaria.
In village Alkani, 1,129 of 1,690 (71%) villagers were tested and only 2 villagers were found positive for Plasmodium falciparum (Pf).
Thanks to RAM for funding the activity.
How can ROTARIANS help?
At the end of 2021, West Timor had an annual parasite incidence of 0.09 cases per 1,000 population. Currently, RC Hillarys (D9456) and RC Kupang Central (D3420) are running a Rotary Global Grant (GG) with support from RAM.
RAM is preparing a second Rotary GG with D9455 and D3420 to scale up the work of the first GG. We call on all Districts to support us with a donation of DDF for this second Rotary GG. Ending malaria in West Timor will mean that the whole of Timor Island will be malaria-free. This will be a phenomenal achievement!
We’re so close. Rotarians, please join us to reach the finishing line for malaria elimination!