By Michael McLeod, Board Member, Malaria Partners International, Rotary Club of Federal Way 

“…you were always a good man of business, Jacob,” faltered Scrooge,…

“Business!” cried the Ghost, wringing its hands again. “Mankind was my business. The common welfare was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence, were, all, my business…”

                                                               from Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol


There are reasons to believe in the almost miraculous. To believe in what compassion and hard work and science, what business know-how, optimism, determination and worldwide pulling together, can achieve. I’ve been fortunate to witness this over the past year with Malaria Partners International (MPI). 

As you’ll read in this article about the world’s first consequential malaria vaccine, it prevents severe malaria 30% of the time. Most of those malaria kills are children under the age of five. The next biggest group is new mothers. The WHO just released its estimate that almost 627,000 people died of malaria last year. On a global scale, this vaccine can have “a massive public health impact.” Indeed. 

And we’ll continue to train and equip thousands of wonderful community health worker volunteers to rapidly diagnose and provide first treatment for malaria, pneumonia, diarrhea and malnutrition in their communities. Together we’ll provide treated mosquito bed nets by the score. Believe in the almost miraculous. We need you. The world needs you.



January 2024 Science & Research Report

January 2024 Science & Research Report

The World Health Organization (WHO) has certified Cabo Verde as a malaria-free country, marking a significant achievement in global health. With this announcement, Cabo Verde joins the ranks of 43 countries and 1 territory that WHO has awarded this certification. Cabo...

Rotary District 5030 Statement of Support: Malaria Partners Zimbabwe

Rotary District 5030 Statement of Support: Malaria Partners Zimbabwe

Make no mistake, malaria is a killer. There are some 214 million cases each year and it is the most widely spread disease in sub-Saharan Africa.  It takes the lives of some 435,000 people each year and 90% of these deaths are in Africa.  It is, without a doubt, a...

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