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Malaria Partners International

Annual Report 2020
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The Road Ahead

No one can foresee the duration or severity of COVID’s human and economic toll. But the malaria global health community agrees it will be disastrous to neglect or under invest in malaria during this period, and thereby squander a decade of hard won progress. By some estimates, halting malaria intervention efforts could trigger a return to one million malaria deaths per year, a devastating mortality rate unseen since 2004.

To that end many of our efforts last year were to strategically advocate for continued global malaria funding, as well as supporting COVID adjustments to ensure malaria projects were not delayed. Last year we supplied Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) to over 700 Rotary-funded community health workers (CHWs) in Uganda and Zambia; altered CHW training to incorporate appropriate social distancing; conducted several webinars specifically focused on maintaining malaria financial support despite COVID; and we provided $50,000 to the Alliance for Malaria Prevention used for COVID/malaria public education in Africa.

While our near-term work must accommodate pandemic restrictions, we are still firmly committed to our mission, “to generate a broad international Rotary campaign for the global elimination of malaria.” During the coming twelve months we intend to:

  • Implement a blueprint developed in 2020 for a large long-term malaria program with Rotary, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and World Vision, in the most underserved regions of Zambia’s Central and Muchinga Provinces, positively impacting nearly 1.4 million residents.
  • Leverage technology to enhance our advocacy efforts, including continuing to host webinars with world malaria thought leaders; conducting virtual malaria presentations to Rotary Clubs around the globe; expanding our social media presence and frequency; and participating in virtual Rotary conventions and conferences.
  • Finish training over 1,250 CHWs in Zambia’s Copperbelt Province as part of two Rotary Global Grants, impacting over 625,000 residents in which over 40 Rotary Clubs participated.
  • Continue to expand our Small Grant Incubator program to both advise and financially support malaria projects initiated by Rotary clubs based in Uganda, Zambia, Ghana, Mozambique, the Gambia, Zimbabwe among others.
  • Build upon working relationships with the world’s foremost malaria elimination organizations, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, World Vision, the President’s Malaria Initiative, Global Fund, UNICEF, Alliance for Malaria Prevention, UN Foundation, RAM-Global, and Pilgrim Africa.
  • And finally, broadly communicate our new organizational name, Malaria Partners International, and by so doing promote broader malaria related partnerships on a global scale.

Despite very real pandemic challenges, we believe the coming year will be one of dramatic progress for Malaria Partners International and our efforts toward malaria elimination.

Jeffrey Pritchard

Jeffrey Pritchard

Board Chair

Did you know?

2500$ could equip and train two Community Health Workers and provide them with enough Rapid Diagnostic Tests to serve 1000 people? That's 2.50$ per person.

Dear Friends,

I cannot imagine a more exciting, challenging, and inspiring time to join Malaria Partners International as Executive Director. Since I became part of the team in August 2020, life has been a whirlwind. In this letter, I’ll share a few observations on how Malaria Partners International has advanced its mission and positively impacted lives this year.

 

Partnerships:

Teamwork is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.

Andrew Carnegie

Industrialist and Philanthropist

Rotary members know this all too well. In 1985, when Rotary took on polio, tens of thousands of children were stricken every year and many died. In August, after 35 years of concentrated effort by everyday Rotary members, Africa was declared free of the wild poliovirus! We are committed to directing that same kind of energy toward eliminating malaria. To that end, we work hand-in-hand with Rotary and global health organizations around the world in the fight against malaria. 

Outreach and Advocacy:

In March, when it became apparent that COVID would significantly impact our ability to speak in person at Rotary meetings and district conferences, the board made a strategic decision to shift its advocacy strategy. We launched a webinar series that features world renown malaria thought leaders including, among others, Dr. Philip Welkhoff, Director for Malaria at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Peter Sands, Executive Director of the Global Fund, Dr. Keziah Malm, Program Manager of the Ghana National Malaria Control Program, and Dr. Kenneth Staley, Global Malaria Coordinator with the President’s Malaria Initiative.

Our board members also adapted their club and conference presentations to an online format, reaching 35 Rotary clubs in the last year. But we are not stopping there! In 2021, we will host nine webinars and continue expanding outreach to Rotary clubs across the globe with the powerful message that malaria can be eliminated.

Community Health Worker Training:

Malaria has killed more people than any disease in human history. Today, 94% of all malaria cases occur in Sub-Saharan Africa where pregnant women and young children remain at the highest risk. The best way to eliminate malaria is to deal with it at the household level by deploying trained and equipped Community Health Workers (CHWs) in their home villages to educate, test, and treat residents.

In the last year, Malaria Partners International and its Rotary club partners launched two CHW training programs in Zambia that trained and equipped hundreds of CHWs who are now providing care in their communities. Later this year, with support from The Rotary Foundation, we will launch a third program together with our partners, to train an additional 1,055 Zambian CHWs.

My time with Malaria Partners International reminds me daily that 1.2 million Rotary members, united in Service Above Self, can create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities and in ourselves.

Jenny Andrews

Jenny Andrews

Executive Director

Malaria Partners International is delighted to announce that Jenny Andrews has joined as Executive Director. A long-time Rotary member and past President of the Bellevue Breakfast RC, Jenny combines extensive non-profit development leadership with private sector entrepreneurial experience.
 


Before joining Malaria Partners International, Jenny served as the Director of Global Engagement & Philanthropic Partnerships at PATH, Director of Community Partnerships with Overlake Hospital, and led a website hosting software firm for healthcare organizations.

Jenny holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with an undergraduate degree in Biological Science Education. 
 


With Jenny’s leadership, Malaria Partners International will ignite an international Rotary campaign for the global eradication of malaria.

New Name, Same Fight.

Eleven years ago Malaria Partners International was founded by Rotary members with a focus on advocacy within the Rotary community, and on the development of projects and large-scale malaria prevention programs. We believe that success will only come through empowering the communities most affected by malaria with the tools and knowledge needed to fight back.

 

November 20th, 2020 marked the next step in our journey to eradicate malaria as we become Malaria Partners International.

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Advocacy

We advocate for malaria elimination through presentations at Rotary clubs in the U.S. and Africa, and attendance at Rotary and global health conferences. We also produce educational and motivational webinars and share news on the fight against malaria in our newsletter and content on social media.

COVID-19 has restricted our travel but not our advocacy or mission.

Board members presented at over 35 Rotary clubs throughout the U.S. as well as numerous clubs in Uganda, Zambia and other African countries. Many new clubs have joined us to support malaria elimination global grants in the Zambian Copperbelt and projects elsewhere in Africa. Since March 2020, we have pivoted to virtual presentations which has allowed us to reach even more Rotary clubs across the U.S.

We also participated in numerous international malaria advocacy events to increase both malaria’s visibility and to generate support for malaria prevention and treatment.

Malaria Partners International and RMP Zambia board members and donors meeting at
National Malaria Elimination Centre, Zambia, October 2019.

October 2019

A delegation of Board Members and supporters visited Zambia as part of advocacy for global grants in the Copperbelt region. The group met with Vice President Inonge Mutukwa Wina of Zambia, visited with Rotary clubs, and toured project sites in the Copperbelt. The trip brought both new donors and new Board members.

Board Member Ezra Teshome joined with the newly formed Ethiopian Rotarians Malaria Task Force in a meeting with the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) and CDC to identify areas of collaboration to interrupt malaria transmission in Ethiopia.

Vice Chair Jim Moore traveled to Senegal and The Gambia. Highlights of his trip included meetings with Rotary clubs, the West Africa PMI/CDC Resident Advisor, the Coordinator of le Programme National pour la Lutte contra le Paludisme, and the Director of PATH/MACEPA. In The Gambia, thanks to Rotary member Dr. Emma Bruce, Jim met with five Rotary clubs, the Director of Catholic Relief Services, the District 9101 Rotary Malaria Coordination Committee, HE Adama Barrow, President of the Republic of The Gambia, the Coordinator of NMCP, and U.S. Embassy representatives. He was also interviewed with Dr. Bruce on National TV.

November 2019

Board members Adriana Lanting and Jeff Pritchard traveled to Washington DC in late-November in conjunction with the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) Conference, a gathering attracting over 4,500 health care professionals from around the globe.

Before the Conference, Adriana and Jeff met with other groups engaged in malaria elimination to share best practices and explore collaboration for work in sub-Sahara Africa. They also attended the November 20th Washington DC Rotary Club luncheon to hear presentations from Dorothy Echodu, CEO of Pilgrim Africa, and Philip Welkhoff, Malaria Director at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

January & February 2020

Board members attended the following programs:

January

Rotary International Peace Conference
Ontario, California, U.S.

Rotary International Assembly
California, U.S.

Alliance For Malaria Prevention Conference
Geneva, Switzerland

February

Rotary President Elect Training
Seattle, Washington

Launch

March 2020

Malaria 101

Panelists

Margaret Reilly McDonald

Executive Director of Nothing But Nets

Elizabeth Ivanovich, MPH

Director of UN Foundation Global Health

Tara Bracken, PhD

Malaria Advocacy Officer with the UN Foundation

,Malaria Partners International Webinar series aims to engage the malaria prevention community on unique topics of interest accessible to everyone. Frank Boosman, Board Member, shares the basics on malaria, including an in depth comparison to something we’re all intimately familiar with at the momenCOVID-19, along with malaria’s transmission cycle and the role of Rotary in eradication.

April 2020

Magnifying Malaria: Looking at Microscopy in Ghana

Panelists

Jim Mulry

Head of Diagnostics for the Global Health Initiative
Merck
Malaria Partners International Board Member

Jim is the Head of Diagnostics for the Global Health Initiative at Merck (Germany). His specialty is introducing new medical technologies into emerging economies. In this webinar he discusses what microscopy is, why it’s important, and touches on some other projects Merck is working on including ways to identify counterfeit medication.

May 2020

COVID-19 and the Fight to #EndMalaria

Panelists

Margaret Reilly McDonald

Executive Director of Nothing But Nets

Elizabeth Ivanovich, MPH

Director of UN Foundation Global Health

Tara Bracken, PhD

Malaria Advocacy Officer with the UN Foundation

Malaria Partners International and RAM-Global (Rotary Action Group) co-present “COVID-19 and the Fight to End Malaria,” highlighting the importance and challenges of maintaining malaria elimination efforts amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learn about what’s being done, and what you can do, to continue the fight to #endmalaria during this critical time

June 2020

Leaving No One Behind

Panelists

Valentina Buj

Executive Director of Nothing But Nets

UNICEF’s mission is to address the needs of two of the world’s most vulnerable groups: young children and pregnant women.

Valentina Buj, Global Malaria and Health Partnership Advisor at UNICEF, provides an in-depth discussion of why children and pregnant women are particularly susceptible to malaria, the challenges and opportunities in protecting these two groups, as well as touching upon the potential impact of climate change on malaria transmission.

Listen to our ongoing webinar series hosted by Rotarian Malaria Partners and RAM-Global to learn more about the fight against malaria and to join the conversation!

July 2020

Malaria’s Rising Toll in the COVID Shadow

Panelists

Dr. Philip Welkhoff

Director for Malaria
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Dr. Abdourahmane Diallo
CEO

RBM Partnership to End Malaria

Ms. Joy Phumaphi

Executive Secretary
African Leaders Malaria Alliance

Ms. Dianne Stewart

Head of Donor Relations for the Global Fund

Moderator:

Dr. Dorothy Echodu

CEO
Pilgrim Africa

 

Will the world’s preoccupation with COVID set the stage for 800,000 malaria deaths this year? Join global health titans as they discuss preventing a worldwide resurgence in one of mankind’s deadliest diseases.

Projects

We are passionate Rotary members, dedicated to major projects in endemic malaria zones that are intended to be scalable and sustainable.

Completed

Weija Club West, Accra, Ghana, Small Grant

The Weija Rotary Club was awarded a grant to work with community volunteers, a local Rotaract club, and local government officials for an indoor residual spraying project in Tuba, a community located on the outskirts of the capital, Accra. At the end of March, due to COVID, all gatherings were prohibited. Serendipitously, at the end of April, restrictions were lifted slightly and the spraying took place on April 25, World Malaria Day.

The success of the project has sparked interest among other Rotary Clubs in Ghana. Weija Rotary has begun a campaign to involve other Rotary clubs, creating a pamphlet, distributing it in person in some cases and online. The District Governor of Rotary District 9102 has endorsed the initiative and launched a country-wide invitation to Rotary Clubs to join in fighting malaria. Weija Rotary is working with the Malaria Director for Ghana Health Services to develop a Global Grant proposal to train Community Health Workers for 2021.

Copperbelt Zambia Malaria Elimination Project, Phase I

Malaria Partners International, Rotarian Malaria Partners Zambia (RMPZ), and local Copperbelt Rotary Clubs are participating with the Zambian National Malaria Elimination Centre (NMEC) in its objective of eliminating malaria through launching a series of projects in the Copperbelt Province to train and equip Community Health Care Workers (CHWs) to detect, treat, and prevent malaria.

Phase I is a Rotary Global Grant that has trained 301 CHWs from the Masaiti and Mpongwe Districts, using the National Malaria Elimination Centre’s training curriculum. The training sessions, which concluded in October, 2019, were provided by nationally certified facilitators working closely with the Rotary Club of Ndola Mukuba and district health offices. The Rotary Club of Federal Way, Washington, is the International Partner.

The CHWs received medical supplies, cell phones and bicycles under the grant. The cell phones allow them to report regularly to the District Health Offices and the bicycles improve access to widely geographically dispersed communities. RMPZ was able to source personal protective equipment (PPE) locally in Zambia as COVID-19 escalated. The PPE ensures CHWs were protected and able to serve the community without interruption. 

Community Health Worker training in diagnosis and treatment of malaria, pneumonia and diarrhea in Zambia’s Copperbelt, supported by a Rotary global grant.

Underway

Katakwi District, Uganda Malaria Control Project, Phase II,
Global Grant

In Phase II, 210 community-based Village Health Team trained workers (VHTs) move from household-to-household each week to rapidly detect and treat any new malaria infections.

In May, 2020, Malaria Partners International helped arrange for a large shipment of personal protective equipment to ensure VHTs in Katakwi, located in eastern Uganda, as well as local health authorities, were well protected from COVID-19. They continue the critical work of community surveillance for cases of malaria, diarrhea, and pneumonia – the three greatest killers of young children in sub-Sahara Africa.

The Rotary Club of Soroti is the local host club and has been deeply engaged in all aspects of project oversight, including community education to promote malaria prevention behaviors.

Community Health Worker training in diagnosis and treatment of malaria, pneumonia and diarrhea in Zambia’s Copperbelt, supported by a Rotary global grant.

Copperbelt Province, Zambia Malaria Elimination, Phase 1A

Phase 1A is a Rotary Global Grant to train and equip 200 CHWs in the Chililabombwe District of the Copperbelt Province. The project follows the same structure as Phase 1 with the RMPZ and area clubs working with facilitators and the District Health office.

Training sessions began in August, 2020 and CHWs are now deployed in the community. The Rotary Club of Kitwe is the host club and the Rotary Club of Aspen, Colorado is the International Partner.

Community Health Workers Trained

Advanced Planning Phase

Copperbelt Zambia Malaria Elimination, Phase II

A Phase II proposal was approved by The Rotary Foundation in September, 2020. This proposal is a $1 million Global Grant project to equip, train, and deploy 1,055 Community Health Workers in three districts of the Copperbelt, benefiting nearly 550,000 residents. As in other districts, CHWs will diagnose and treat malaria, diarrhea, and pneumonia, supported by a Rotary member-led public education campaign.

Small Grants Program

Malaria Partners International has made recent awards to a number of malaria control projects. These include the following:

Market Vendors Malaria Control Project, Uganda

In cooperation with the Rotary Club of Mbale, Uganda, will distribute malaria prevention information in the Mbale marketplace.

Mosquito Vector Control Project, the Gambia

In cooperation with Rotary Club of Banjul, will provide nightly fogging of mosquito infested areas of Banjul, the country’s capital.

Urban Malaria Control Project, Uganda

In Mulimira Zone, Kampala with Rotary Club of Bukoto, aimed at community sensitization and urban slum clean-up to rid sources of mosquito infestation.

Malaria Control Project, Phase II, Uganda

In cooperation with Rotary Club of Arua, will train and equip Village Health Workers deployed to two parishes in the refugee border area for detection and treatment of malaria.

Rotarian Malaria Partners Uganda

In Memoriam

Dr. Joel Okalaney

Rotarian Malaria Partners Uganda (RMPU) marked its first anniversary in June, 2020, a year that included the challenges of an upsurge in malaria in the capital city, Kampala, and the loss of RMPU’s Founding Member and first Board Chairman, Dr. Joel Okalany, to a long standing illness, on July 1, 2020.

Dr. Okalany served as President of the Rotary Club of Soroti Central during the 2017-2018 year. In his capacity as President-elect and then President of RC Soroti, he took on the responsibility of serving as local host club advocate for the Katakwi Rotary Malaria Project, a global grant of the Rotary Foundation.

He provided immense support in the design, administration, and execution of that global grant and a subsequent second-phase project, over a four-year period. The success of these projects owes much to his personal hands-on visitations, advocacy and oversight in the Katakwi District communities.

He was passionate in both advocacy and oratory and had an immense ability to connect at all levels whether handing out bednets to school children or working together with health officials.

Dr. Joel, as he was known to his many Rotary colleagues and friends, will be sorely missed in the fight to eradicate malaria in Uganda.

RMPU Update

Rotarian Malaria Partners Uganda (RMPU) started its operations on 1st July 2019 with a Board of Directors and Secretariat consisting of a committed group of Rotary Members and professionals tasked with collectively championing viable solutions for a Malaria-free Uganda. As a nascent organization, RMPU drew exceptional strength over the past year from rallying Rotary Members and Uganda’s Ministry of Health (MOH) towards changing the Malaria prevalence and incidence landscape.

In August 2019, the country’s Ministry of Health announced an upsurge in Malaria across the country. Anemia caused by Malaria, especially in young children under 5, created the single biggest up-take of blood from the national blood bank (30%), rising to 65% in malaria endemic districts in Northern and Eastern Uganda. RMPU, in partnership with Uganda Blood Transfusion Services (UBTS), rallied the top 100 tax payers in the country to have their staff donate blood, provide financial support towards the blood collection services, donate branded items as an incentive for donors across the country and commit to regularly (per quarter) donating blood. The project was launched on 27th August 2019 with a press conference at the MoH headquarters. UBTS was able to meet its target of 25,000 litres of blood by end of September 2019.

This past year has seen increased involvement of Rotary clubs through RMPU’s efforts in the National Malaria Control Division (NMCD) programs such as long-lasting insecticide treated bednets (LLIN) distribution and malaria prevention sensitization. Before COVID-19 enforced countrywide lockdown, the RMPU Board visited the Arua Malaria Project, funded by a small grant from Malaria Partners International, and the Katakwi Rotary Malaria Project, funded by a Rotary International Global Grant. RMPU successfully rallied Ugandan Rotary clubs to carry out needs assessments and apply for small grants from Malaria Partners International to fund malaria prevention and control programs. Several grants were approved in August, 2020 with more applicants under review.

RMPU instituted a one-month massive media campaign on social media platforms (in English) and radio (in both English and local languages) dubbed “Mosquitoes are not on Quarantine”. The public was informed of five key preventative measures:

Sleep under a treated mosquito net.

Clear bushes and stagnant water around houses.

Test for Malaria once one sees signs or symptoms – do not self medicate.

Complete malaria medication as prescribed.

Pregnant mothers take anti-malaria medication.

Rotarian Malaria Partners Zambia

The Hon. Minister of Health Dr. Chitalu Chilufya MP. placed the “Elimination of Malaria” as the number two Legacy Goal after “Reduction of Maternal and Child Mortality” in his address at the launch of the National Health Strategic Plan at the Ministry of Health Headquarters in Lusaka. The third Legacy Goal is the “Recruitment of 30,000 Health Care Workers.”

RMPZ is a committed partner in the fight to eliminate malaria. The organization collaborates with the National Malaria Control Centre, and many local and international partners with particular focus on elimination of malaria in the Copperbelt.

RMPZ is instrumental in the oversight and implementation of several Rotary global grants in the Copperbelt. The global grants focus on training of Community Health Workers (CHWs) to be deployed household-by-household in their communities. The CHWs monitor, test, and treat malaria, diarrhea and pneumonia. These training grants also include equipment for the CHWs—bicycles, cellphones, test kits, and anti-malarial medications.

A Phase I global grant trained 301 CHWs who completed training in October, 2019. This project was spearheaded by the Rotary Club of Ndola Mukuba, as local host club, and the Rotary Club of Federal Way, as International Club sponsor. Other partners included Malaria Partners International, the Government of Zambia through the National Malaria Elimination Council, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Modestine Kaoma (Left), Co-Chairperson of RMPZ, assisting distribution of PPE supplies to Community Health Workers in Zambia’s Copperbelt to ensure no interruption in critical community health care monitoring.

Community Health Workers in Zambia’s Copperbelt receiving bicycles to enable service reach to geographically dispersed communities.

A large closing ceremony and celebration was held in Ndola, attended by all Rotary clubs in the Copperbelt and a delegation from the U.S.

The Phase IA global grant officially launched on the 17th of August to train 200 CHWs in Chililabombwe District in the Copperbelt. The Rotary Club of Kitwe is the host club and the Rotary Club of Aspen is the international club.

The Phase II global grant was approved by the Rotary Foundation in September, 2020, to train 1,055 CHWs in Kalulushi, Mufulira, and Luanshya Districts. The Rotary Club of Mufulira, is the host club, and the Rotary Club of Seattle is the international club.

RMPZ has been actively engaged in activities to raise awareness of malaria and mobilize resources towards treatment and prevention. RMPZ presented at the District 9210 Conference in Mangochi, Malawi, which coincided with World Malaria Day. The goal was to engage Rotary District 9210 leadership in the malaria elimination fights and projects taking place in the Copperbelt. RMPZ delegates also traveled to the Rotary International Convention in Hamburg, Germany and staffed a House of Friendship booth, providing information on the Copperbelt projects to Rotary visitors.

Our Impact This Year

Rotary Facilitated Grants

We are proud that a majority of our grantmaking and fundraising is done in conjunction with Rotary Clubs, Districts, and the Rotary Foundation. Uniting Rotary with projects and large-scale programs in regions where malaria is most prevalent is key to its elimination.

We have illustrated grants faciliated by Malaria Partners International for 2020 in the chart below as these partnerships are not reflected in our traditional grantmaking and fundraising statistics.

Fogging Equipment

$20,575

Mosquito exterminating misting equipment for The Gambia.

Copperbelt 1a

$202,750

Train and equip 200 Community Health Workers to test and treat malaria for 125,000 residents in the Chililabombwe District of Zambia.

Copperbelt 1

$259,500

Train and equip 301 Community Health Workers to test and treat malaria for 250,000 residents in the Maisaiti and Mpongwe Districts of Zambia.

Copperbelt 2

$997,229

Train and equip 1,055 Community Health Workers to test and treat malaria for 550,000 residents in the Mufulira, Luanshya, and Kalulushi Districts of Zambia.

In addition to our very large but indirect role in the development of and fundraising for global grants (as seen above), Malaria Partners International conducts direct fundraising to support ongoing advocacy, operations, field projects, and both large and small grants to Rotary Clubs.

Our plans for a fourth annual fundraiser in March 2020 were cancelled as the COVID-19 outbreak accelerated in Washington State. Through the generosity of our long-standing loyal donors we were able to match the funds raised in 2019. We are deeply appreciative of these contributions, gifted at a challenging time for many, that allow us to make an ongoing significant contribution to malaria elimination.

Malaria Partners International continues to receive the generous support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.Funds from the Foundation support advocacy, organizational growth, Rotary global grants, and small grants. It also allows us to support the critical work of our colleagues at RMP Uganda and RMP Zambia.

Revenue

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

55%

Individual Contributions

32%

Rotary Clubs

11%

Other

Distributions

Advocacy & Marketing

45%

Grants

29%

RMP Uganda

14%

RMP Zambia

8%

Operations

4%

Our Partners

$750,000 Available for Malaria Matching

 

In late-2019, Malaria Partners International was awarded a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, totaling up to $750,000. This grant allows us to provide dollar-for-dollar matching for malaria-related projects financially supported by Rotary Clubs, Districts, and Rotary membership organizations.

The Rotary malaria matching initiative builds on comments by Philip Welkhoff, Director of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s malaria program, at the Rotary Large Club Conference in Long Beach, CA in early 2019. “Rotary Members can make a big difference in the quest to end malaria. That’s evident from your extraordinary work to end polio.”

Combined with support from The Rotary Foundation, during 2019/2020, the matching program turned every $1 Rotary Club malaria contribution into as much as $6 – providing real philanthropic leverage. To date, we have disbursed over $105,000.

Thank You

To Our Donors

Eradicator Circle

$2500+

Linda Cheever
Charley Dickey
Dorothy Echodu
Bill Hammond

Adriana Lanting
Arnold Lerman
John Matthews
Jim Moore

Stacey Ogle
Nancy Osborne
Jeffrey Pritchard
Drake Zimmerman

Silver Advocate Circle

$1,000 – 2,499

Andrea Adams
John Adams
Frank Boosman
Jim Duncan

Larry Granat
Bill Feldt
Karen Feldt
Judith Kaiser

Roberta Nestaas
Robert Porter
Ezra Teshome
Sarah Weaver

Advocate Circle

$100 – 999

Ahmet Atahan
Hasham Azam
Annette Baesel
Jason Baesel
Robert Buchanan
Corinne Cavanaugh
Catherine Willis Cleveland
Ray Connell
John Cratsley
Lisa Edwards
Guy Falskow

Peter Fleming
Arielle Howell
Sid Johnson
Gene Korth
Janette Lemme
Marsha Mutisi
David Owens
Derick Pasternak
Nancy Pasternak
Dan Perlman
Becky Porter

J. Michael Rediker
Kammerle Schneider
Harry Short
Dave Siebert
Lacey Stone
Sala Sweet
Clayton Taylor
Thomas Witman
Donald Wrigley

This year has been devastating, with COVID-19 having far reaching effects on global health programs around the world. Philanthropic efforts have been stunted, and implementation has become increasingly complicated.

Despite that, we forge ahead with the support of our remarkable donors who have made it possible for us to continue to support our programs during these times.

The fight ahead of us is going to be difficult. We will need your support more than ever.

 

Join us in 2021 to continue the fight to end malaria.

Thank you.

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.