Launch of Malaria Partners West Africa
The Launching Ceremony and the first Annual General Meeting of Malaria Partners West Africa (MPWA) was held on March 22nd, 2022 during the 9th Rotary District 9101 Annual Assembly and Conference in Freetown, Sierra Leone. This Rotary collaboration consists of 10 countries in West Africa targeting the elimination of malaria.
“After three years of preparatory projects and advocacy, the creation of Malaria Partners West Africa allows us to accelerate Rotarian efforts to advocate for and lead initiatives aimed at reaching zero malaria. I am honored to be at the helm of this collaborative, impactful organization during its formative period. We are grateful for the support of Rotary District 9101 leadership, Malaria Partner International, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and RAM-Global. They are helping bring the dream of zero malaria a reality.”
– Dr. Emma Bruce, Executive Director, Malaria Partners West Africa
Rotarians commemorated World Malaria Day in the Kitwe District and joined in activities that also marked the beginning of Rotary Family Health Days where free medical services were offered to the local community. Malaria testing and treatment was one of the services being offered.
From April 21-23, Rotary District 9213 held its 97th District Conference in Naivasha. The conference saw over one thousand participants and offered an opportunity for Rotarians, Rotaractors, interactors, and guests to discuss and vote on important District matters.
The Outreach Program to Mothers and Pregnant Women at clinics and hospitals in The Gambia was launched, long-delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic.