Malaria Partners West Africa
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.
After three years of preparatory projects, the creation of MPWA allows us to accelerate Rotarian efforts to advocate for and lead initiatives aimed at eliminating malaria. We are grateful for the support of Rotary District 9101 leadership, Malaria Partners International, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and RAM-Global. Together, zero malaria is possible.
Dr. Emma Bruce
Dr. Emma Bruce is a medical doctor with a passion to eradicate malaria in West Africa. In January 2018, she was inducted as a Charter Member into the newly formed Rotary Club of Bijilo in The Gambia. Later that year she was appointed to the position of Chairperson of the Rotary District 9101 Sub-committee on Malaria.
As Chairperson, Dr. Bruce focused on setting up policies and guidelines for District 9101 around Malaria elimination efforts. Under her leadership, Rotary has spearheaded malaria prevention and control educational campaigns during the Gambia-Senegal 2019 Cross-border Bed et Distribution Campaign through television panel discussions, radio programs and more in order to reach the most remote communities. Since then, Dr. Bruce has coordinated MPI supported Small Grant Projects in The Gambia, Liberia and Mali, with grant proposals for Sierra Leone and Burkina Faso coming soon.
At the end of 2021, Dr. Bruce was instrumental in setting up Malaria Partners West Africa as an MPI affiliate. She established a Board of Directors with representatives from several countries within Rotary District 9101 and serves as Executive Director of this new organization.
Malaria Partners West Africa: One Year Anniversary!
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,...
Malaria Prevention Educational Awareness Sensitization
By Dr. Emma Bruce, Executive Director, Malaria Partners West Africa, Chairperson, Rotary District 9101 Subcommittee on Malaria The Sierra Leone Rotary Malaria Committee conducted a Malaria Prevention Educational Awareness Sensitization for the community of...
Joint Annual General Meeting: Malaria Partners West Africa and Rotary District 9101 Malaria Committees
Pictured from left to right: Dr. Stephane Bonny, President of Rotary Malaria Committee of Cote D’Ivoire; Dr. Emma Bruce, Executive Director MPWA The Joint Annual meeting took place at the 10th Rotary District 9101 Assembly & Conference in Bamako, Mali. . MPWA...
2022 Recap: Malaria Partners West Africa & Rotary District 9101 Malaria Activities
Dr. Emma Bruce Highlights Malaria Events in Abidjan Cote D’Ivoire
Malaria Seminar Summary USAID-PMI Program Analyst form USA invited Rtn. Dr. Emma Bruce, Director of MPWA & Chairperson of Rotary District 9101 Subcommittee on Malaria to participate in this seminar to encourage more Rotarians to join the fight against malaria and...
Malaria Partners West Africa: World Mosquito Day
“In West Africa, the elimination of malaria is of utmost importance. It’s not enough to have various malaria prevention and control methods or develop efficient advocacy for malaria prevention but it is also important to study the vector that causes the malaria...
MPWA: The Malaria Prevention Educational Awareness Campaign Coverage
Taking up 2 of Rotary’s main focus areas which are Fighting Diseases and Saving mothers and children, the Rotary Malaria Committee of The Gambia carried out the following programme: Educational Awareness program for Pregnant Women, Mothers and Caregivers on malaria...
MPWA: Radio Interview, Dr. Emma Bruce
Dr. Emma Bruce interview for the Radio Gambia on Malaria Prevention Educational Awareness for pregnant women and mothers of children under 5 years old at hospitals, The Gambia 2022.
Malaria Educational Awareness Campaign in The Gambia
By Dr. Emma Bruce, Executive Director, Malaria Partners West Africa Taking up 2 of Rotary’s main focus areas which are Fighting Diseases and Saving mothers and children, the Rotary Malaria Committee of The Gambia carried out the following programme: Educational...
The Malaria Prevention Sensitization Campaign
The Outreach Program to Mothers and Pregnant Women at clinics and hospitals in The Gambia was launched, long-delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic.