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6 Month Progress Update: Partners for a Malaria Free Zambia

To date, this initiative has trained 973 community health workers serving a population of 486,500 in two districts. Join us on December 14, 2021, at 9 am PDT for our final webinar of 2021 to hear more from our panel on the challenges, successes and learn what’s ahead in 2022.

Oxitec and Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

This webinar featuring two leaders from Oxitec speaking on the use of genetically modified mosquitos in the control of diseases like Dengue, Yellow Fever, Malaria, and others.

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The Malaria Vaccine, A Bold Frontier

The first malaria vaccine in large-scale pilot introduction, GSK’s RTS,S, entered into clinical trials at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in 1992. Since then, dozens of malaria vaccine candidates have been evaluated, but RTS,S remains the only vaccine to demonstrate efficacy in young African children across a wide range of settings, for more than one year.

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World Mosquito Day

Recognizing World Mosquito Day: August 20th, 2021. This day commemorates the 1897 discovery of female mosquitos transmitting malaria between humans. Join us this week as we talk about malaria, mosquitos and our efforts to prevent and eliminate malaria.

Announcing Partners for a Malaria-Free Zambia

Today, Rotary International, World Vision, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced the launch of Rotary’s first Program of Scale, Partners for a Malaria-Free Zambia, a $6 million investment to train, equip and deploy Community Health Workers in Zambia. This program will scale up Rotary’s successful work in the Copperbelt Province to reduce malaria by 90% in two additional Zambian provinces.

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Funding for Small Grants Projects

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Schedule a Presentation

Our team presents on a wide range of topics to Rotary clubs and District and Zone Conferences. We address the basics of malaria, the details of our grants work, and the fight against malaria in the shadow of COVID-19.

It would be an honor to have one of our board members speak at your next meeting.

Rotary members can make a big difference in the quest to eradicate malaria. That’s evident from your extraordinary work to end polio. The same dedication and leadership are needed to win the malaria fight.

Dr. Philip Welkhoff

Director, Malaria, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Rotary members can make a big difference in the quest to eradicate malaria. That’s evident from your extraordinary work to end polio. The same dedication and leadership are needed to win the malaria fight.

Dr. Philip Welkhoff

Director, Malaria, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

This week we have the privilege in the U.S. of celebrating thankfulness for our blessings.  Then, we enter a different season, defined by a different privilege, the privilege of allowing ourselves to direct those blessings to others, especially those whose lives lie at the mercy of malaria.

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Science & Research Report for November 2021

The buzz about vaccines continues the month with several publications this month. Two articles refer to the use of molecular markers in Africa to assess the emergence of artemisinin-resistant P. falciparum: Additional malaria articles are detailed in the Prevention, Diagnosis, and Epidemiology sections.

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What Rotary Means To Me

Rotary to me is an opportunity to join million-plus individuals all over the globe in making the world a better place for everyone in it. It is an opportunity to make beautiful friendships while making positive impacts in the communities around us. It is an opportunity to improve and better ourselves for our families, friends, and workmates and for ourselves through being better leaders.

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Mosquitoes Are Not on Quarantine, We Need Your Support.

 

With the generous support of an anonymous donor, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, your gift will be matched TWICE so please consider donating today.