Malaria Partners Uganda Welcomes New Board Member Hon. Apolot Christine
Honorable Apolot Christine has joined Malaria Partners Uganda as a Board Member representing the Uganda Parliamentary Forum on Malaria(UPFM). She had her formal induction at the recently concluded Board Retreat in Soroti.
Hon. Apolot was a secondary school teacher, then she joined politics in 2016 under the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party as the Local Council 5 Chairperson (LC5) in Kumi District. She became not only the first woman to occupy the seat in Teso sub-region, but one of the three women nationally, to become LC5 Chairpersons in Uganda. Currently, she is the Women’s Representative Member of Parliament for Kumi District in Uganda’s 11th Parliament.
“I come from a Malaria prone Constituency. I am therefore delighted at the opportunity to change the Status quo through MPU” Hon. Apolot Christine.
On September 8th, 2023, the Rotary International President Gordon McInally announced that Rotary and its partners World Vision and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will be implementing the Rotary Healthy Communities Challenge which will build on the successes of the Partners for a Malaria-Free Zambia project and scale that work to 3 other countries.
Malaria Partners West Africa has been engaging with PATH and The Gambia’s Ministry of Health and National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) to design a new initiative aimed at strengthening community case-based surveillance for malaria in the North Bank Regions of The Gambia.
By Peter Mubanga Ng’andu – Rotaract Club of Lusaka
As a Project Management & M&E professional, I believe in data driven interventions and that’s why when an opportunity to volunteer in Data Quality Audits (DQA) emerged, I gladly took it in the spirit of service above self.