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Meet Nellie Mwanza, of the Rotaract Club of Lusaka, Zambia 

by | Oct 18, 2021

By Nellie Mwanza, Rotaract Club of Lusaka   

My name is Nellie Mwanza, a member of The Rotaract Club of Lusaka. 

Rotaract to me is a Lifestyle. 

It’s an opportunity to fulfil the things I’m passionate about; community service, social interactions, capacity building, and adventure! 

The Malaria Elimination Program experience is one I could relive all over again. 

The Partners for a Malaria-Free Zambia project which is led by Rotary is training Community Health Workers to prevent and treat malaria so as to provide equitable access to integrated, cost-effective and quality community health services as close to the family as possible. The response was beyond amazing. 

As a Rotaractor, it’s second nature to sight problems in society wherever I go. During one of the field work sessions for malaria testing by the CHW’s; in the presence of MPZ board co-chairperson Modestine Kaoma, we took keen interest in a male community member being tested. 

The male community member is disabled, has speech impairment and lives alone. Interesting enough, he runs a small business; he makes braziers and pots from scrap metal. Need I mention that he was in such high spirits around us, and that was truly inspiring! 

I’m happy to mention that a wheelchair was bought for him and will be delivered to his house by a team of Rotaractors. 

Indeed, defeating Malaria is defeating poverty! 

Nellie Chikondi Mwanza 

ROTARACT CLUB OF LUSAKA 

2022 World Malaria Day Activities in the Copperbelt Province

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The Malaria Smart Booth, Naivasha Discon

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