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.
Full Q&A Transcript: The Seattle Clinical Malaria Trials Center
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Part 1: A Conversation on Malaria with the Seattle Malaria Clinical Trials Center
Malaria Partners International recently had a conversation with the Seattle Malaria Clinical Trials Center (MCTC) to learn more about their malaria research. Aside from the MCTC in Seattle, only one other U.S. facility conducts malaria challenge trials
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