Muheza Malaria Intervention Project
In May 2021, the Muheza Malaria Intervention Project distributed 1,411 Long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINS) in Muheza and providing a basic training on Malaria to Community health volunteers (CHWs). This Malaria Partners International small grant project, in collaboration with RAM-Global and the Rotary Club of Moshi, Tanzania, awarded $5,167 for the purpose of malaria control in health centers and boarding schools located in two coastal Districts: Pangani and Muheza.
The CHW training was facilitated by a professional trainer from National institute of research (NIMR) with help of Malaria focus person under National Malaria intervention guidelines.
LLINs were provided and installed in the hospitals, health centers, dispensaries and government boarding schools. A malaria focal person from the Ministry of Health will conduct follow up visits to ensure good net usage.
“It has been my pleasure with my Rotaractor colleagues to take lead of the project which has really been amazing and impactful,” said Aloyce Paul Urassa, Rotaractor and project leader.
Community work is tough and requires a lot of sacrifices. To voluntarily serve members of your community day and night without pay is perhaps the highest form of sacrifice. But this is what community health workers have committed to do every day. Determined to eliminate the deadliest killer of infants and adults alike, our community-based volunteers are resolved and determined to play their part. In all our years of service, perhaps no one personifies sacrifice like Elias Banda. We met Elias Banda on June 4th, 2022.
From the 12th to the 14th of May, Rotary District 9214 held its 97th District Conference in Arusha. Over Six hundred participants were in attendance. Rotarians, Rotaractors, interactors and guests had a chance to discuss and vote on important District matters.
Laughter, dancing and singing was the mood in Bulosi village during the MPU/RC Busia visit to Busime Malaria Project on Saturday 28th May 2022. Funded by a small grant from MPI, RC Busia has since received 1,500 mosquito nets from Youth Environment Services and UGX 1,000,000 from Equity bank, Busia branch. According to the bank’s Credit Manager James Sekairi, “Giving to Rotary is no loss.”