Malaria Partners International ZAMBIA COPPERBELT PROJECT
We are proud to announce that Rotarian Malaria Partners Zambia (RMPZ) is now a legally registered entity in Zambia and has been invited to a seat at the national malaria control council. RMPZ will complete a Copperbelt Zambia malaria elimination project in cooperation with the Government of Zambia, PATH/MACEPA, World Vision, Malaria Partners International (Malaria Partners International) and Rotary Clubs committed to eradicating malaria. Rotary’s role in the project would be to generate funding to train the approximately 3,500 Community Health Workers (CHWs) needed to complement the Government’s elimination efforts in the Copperbelt over the period 2018-2021. Zambia has had excellent results in reducing malaria cases in the Southern Province by deploying CHWs. We will pursue a Rotary Foundation Global Grant with the funds going toward the training of the first cadre of about 350 Community Health Workers. The goal is to begin the training in the spring of 2019. RMPZ will work with Malaria Partners International and Seattle area Rotary Clubs on the Global Grant.
We are also pleased to introduce Martha Lungu (pictured above), the executive administrator of Rotarian Malaria Partners Zambia (RMPZ). She is a current Assistant District Governor for D 9210 and past president of the Rotary Club of Ndola. She is standing in front of the Rotary members Combatting Malaria in Zambia display with the District Governor of D9211 (Uganda and Tanzania). In her capacity as RMPZ executive administrator, Martha reports to RMPZ co-chairs Modestine Kaoma of RC Mufulira and Dr. Mwangala Muyendekwa of RC Kalulushi. In our next newsletter we will learn more about Martha and her role with RMPZ.