By Martin Nyirenda, Originally appearing in the Times of Zambia, October 13, 2020
Over 200 Community Health Workers from the Chililibombwe District in the Copperbelt graduated from a training program aimed at empowering them with skills and tools to fight malaria. Rotary Club of Kitwe President, Naomi Sakala saluted the government’s Ministry of Health for supporting the fight against malaria and for creating the desired public awareness in neighboring communities.
“The Government is working together with the Rotary Club of Kitwe and community members to eliminate malaria. We shall continue monitoring the volunteers who have successfully completed the training program to see how they are working in their communities,” Sakala said.
Ms. Sakala said the training program was made possible with the financial support of from Rotary International, Rotary Club of Aspen (USA), and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She assured the audience that the money received was being put to good use. Copperbelt Province Medical Director Robert Zulu assured the Rotary Club of Kitwe of continued support from his office to ensure that malaria is eliminated since it is a government priority.