By Jim Moore, Malaria Partners International
On September 16th, the Rotary clubs of Mufulira (Zambia) and Seattle (USA), were informed by The Rotary Foundation of the approval of their Global Grant application to train, equip and deploy 1,055 community health workers in Zambia’s Copperbelt Province. This $997,230 project will benefit 550,000 residents in Kalulushi, Luanshya, and Mufulira Districts of the Copperbelt. The application received funding support from 19 Rotary Clubs, 7 Rotary Districts, The Rotary Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Malaria Partners International and several individuals.
Originally conceived by the late Steve Crane, a Rotary polio and malaria campaign stalwart, implementation will begin during the fourth quarter of 2020 and be completed during 2022. Implementation is led by Dr. Frederick Kaoma of Mufulira, Jim Moore of Seattle, and Martha Lungu, Executive Administrator of Rotarian Malaria Partners Zambia.