Rotarian Malaria Partners Zambia (RMPZ)and Malaria Partners International U.S. (Malaria Partners International) are continuing their work to define Phase l of the Copperbelt Malaria Elimination Project, which will be funded through a Rotary Global Grant. Phase l aims to provide malaria prevention, detection and treatment training to Community Health Workers (CHWs) in the Masaiti and Mpongwe districts.
Phase l will positively impact the health and welfare of approximately 250,000 residents. Our overarching goal is to provide CHW training to all ten districts in the Copperbelt where 2.5 million Zambians reside. RMPZ and Malaria Partners International are having excellent success in raising funds for the project. Six Zambian clubs have made commitments to support Phase l. Eight Seattle area clubs (District 5030) are firmly on board with at least six others likely to commit. Particularly gratifying is the commitment of a number of clubs from District 6490 (Illinois) to support Phase l. Thanks to Drake Zimmerman for his leadership in District 6490!