In 2022, Malaria Partners International continued to make a difference in malaria-endemic countries through their small grants program. We successfully funded grants in six different countries, with many more grants already in the pipeline for 2023.
Projects ranged from bed net distribution, media and awareness campaigns, supplying medical and diagnostic equipment, and of course community health worker (CHW) training (or VHTs – Village Health Workers, as they are known in some regions).
And most importantly, thank you to the host clubs who execute these projects! Our work truly is made possible by the Rotarians around the world who share our dedication to ending malaria, together.
On September 8th, 2023, the Rotary International President Gordon McInally announced that Rotary and its partners World Vision and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will be implementing the Rotary Healthy Communities Challenge which will build on the successes of the Partners for a Malaria-Free Zambia project and scale that work to 3 other countries.
Malaria Partners West Africa has been engaging with PATH and The Gambia’s Ministry of Health and National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) to design a new initiative aimed at strengthening community case-based surveillance for malaria in the North Bank Regions of The Gambia.
By Peter Mubanga Ng’andu – Rotaract Club of Lusaka
As a Project Management & M&E professional, I believe in data driven interventions and that’s why when an opportunity to volunteer in Data Quality Audits (DQA) emerged, I gladly took it in the spirit of service above self.