Uganda Malaria Eradication Project
By Adriana Lanting, Board Chair, Malaria Partners International
The latest malaria eradication project (Global Grant #2229453) is aimed to eradicate malaria in Uganda, specifically in the provinces of Katakwi and Soroti. Partnering with MPI on this project are the host Rotary Clubs of Oklahoma City and Muyenga (Kampala, Uganda).
Village Health Teams will be trained and equipped with medical commodities, phones and bicycles to serve 312 villages in Katakwi and ongoing training and provision of commodities to serve 339 villages in Soroti. These VHTs will serve 850,000 Ugandans to provide detection and treatment of malaria and improve basic health outcomes at the community level. VHTs will reach rural communities and relieve pressure on the few health facilities currently available.
This UGANDA VHT Malaria Eradication Project will achieve the following objectives:
- Training and equipping over 1,700 VHTs
- Building community health infrastructure to increase access to rapid malaria diagnosis and treatment.
- Ensure sustainability through partnerships including the Ministry of Health.
The estimated budget for this project is $1.2 million. MPI and our partners rely on support of Rotarians to accomplish this mission. Funds raised will be matched by World Vision and The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Rotary International and RAM Global.
Rotarians can take opportunity to be a part of this partnership by:
- Committing Club or Individual funds
- Involving your District
- Contact MPI to schedule a presentation for your Club or District
For further information contact Adriana Lanting, MPI Board Chair at:
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