The Rotary Foundation has approved Phase One of the Copperbelt Province Malaria Elimination Project. This Global Grant, supported by 19 Zambian and U.S. Rotary Clubs, will fund the training and equipping of 301 Community Health Workers in the Masaiti and Mpongwe Districts of the Copperbelt, Zambia. The eight weeklong training sessions begin 8 July and will be completed at the end of October. This is timely as there is typically an increase in the incidence of malaria in November of each year.
Field work for the next Copperbelt Malaria Elimination Project will begin 24 June. The Rotary Club of Kalulushi will be the host Rotary club for this grant. The Rotary Club of Aspen, Colorado will be the international partner. The project will train and equip Community Health Workers from the Copperbelt Districts of Kalulushi and Chililabombwe.