Malaria Partners West Africa is an organization born out of the partnership between Malaria Partners International and the Rotary District 9101 Subcommittee on Malaria, overseeing malaria prevention and control in 10 West African Countries: Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, The Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Mali, Sierra Leone and Senegal. This year, we celebrate their One Year Anniversary as an established organization!
Portuguese: A Malaria Partners West Africa é uma organização nascida da parceria entre a Malaria Partners International e o Subcomitê de Malária do Distrito 9101 do Rotary, encarregada de supervisionar a prevenção e o controle da malária em 10 países da África Ocidental: Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Gâmbia, Guiné-Bissau, Guiné-Conacri, Libéria, Costa do Marfim, Mali, Serra Leoa e Senegal. Este ano, celebramos o primeiro aniversário da sua fundação como organização estabelecida!
French: Malaria Partners West Africa est une organisation née de la collaboration entre Malaria Partners International et le sous-comité paludisme du District 9101 du Rotary, chargée de superviser la prévention et le contrôle du paludisme dans 10 pays d’Afrique de l’Ouest : Burkina Faso, Cap-Vert, Gambie, Guinée-Bissau, Guinée-Conakry, Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Sierra Leone et Sénégal. Cette année, nous célébrons leur premier anniversaire en tant qu’organisation établie !
“On this one-year anniversary of Malaria Partners West Africa, on behalf of the Rotary District 9101 Malaria Committees, I would like to thank our sponsors, Malaria Partners International and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for their continued support to malaria prevention activities that the Rotary Malaria Committees have been able to carry out. Thank you for the grants that has enabled Rotarians in the Rotary District 9101’s 10 West African countries to be able to carry out malaria prevention work.
Our goal is to work with the National Malaria Control Program in each country, including the Ministry of Health, to help them in the elimination of health in their various countries. We hope for the continued collaboration with the Malaria Partners International and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to make a bigger impact in West Africa especially in our 10 West African countries that makes up our Rotary District 9101. Once again, I would like to thank our sponsors Malaria Partners International and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for this opportunity for Rotarians in the Rotary District 9101 to carry out malaria prevention programs and really make an impact in the fight against malaria in the countries.”
Dr. Emma Bruce
Executive Director, Malaria Partners West Africa
educational awareness program on malaria prevention for mothers of children under 5 years old
Rotary Institute Conference for All Africa
Cote d’Ivoire 2022- MPWA Executive Director attended this conference to do a joint presentation with a representative of the US President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) to encourage Rotarians to join the fight against malaria. In attendance were the Rotary Leadership in Africa which included current Rotary District Governors and District Governor Elects from 15 Rotary Districts in Africa with the presence of the current Rotary International President, Rotary Zone 22 Director, and Past Rotary International Vice President for Africa.
World Malaria Day Booth
Billboards with malaria prevention messages
Community sensitization at skills center for women
Donation of 2 microscopes for testing malaria
MPWA serves as a coordinating body of the Rotary District 9101 Subcommittee on Malaria to ensure that malaria prevention programs in our District receive grants to carry out malaria prevention activities in each of the 10 West African Countries of the Rotary District 9101 and to ensure that funds are available for the administrative work of the Rotary District 9101 Subcommittee on Malaria. Rotarians from about 60 Rotary Clubs in 10 West African Countries have participated in malaria prevention related activities.
We’ve reached an estimated 500,000 people through educational community outreach programs, malaria prevention and awareness outreach programs, for pregnant women, those with children under 5 years old, and the community at large. Radio & Television programs, provision of microscopes & RDT kits for malaria diagnosis, provision of bed nets for a refugee camp and donation of fogging machines for outdoor spraying against mosquitoes thanks to the MPI Small Grant for countries in Rotary D9101 West Africa.