Posted by Libby Wilson
SOUTHERN REGION FUNDRAISING FOR THE VANUATU MALARIA ELIMINATION PROGRAM
Rotarians Against Malaria (RAM) is a network established in Australia in the mid-1990s. RAM continues its work in developing countries, working with governments to eliminate malaria.
 
*Worldwide:
  • In 2018, 228 million cases occurred world wide
  • In 2018, Malaria caused 405,000 deaths (67% of deaths are children under 5 years)
  • Pregnant women and children are most vulnerable to malaria
*Statistics taken from the current WHO World Malaria Report 2019
 
In Vanuatu incidence of malaria in some areas is increasing and gains in other areas are fragile. Action must continue to reduce and prevent the re-establishment of transmission.
Rotarians Against Malaria (RAM) in Southern Region, Australia, is raising funds to support “End Malaria in Vanuatu - for Good” program. For more information http://ram.rawcs.com.au/programs/vanuatu/
 
Funds will be used for:
  • Purchase and distribution of Long-Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLIN)
  • Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS)
  • Surveillance-tracking the disease and taking appropriate action. 
 
HOW is Rotarians Against Malaria (RAM) supporting the Vanuatu Malaria Program?
  1. A Two-District (9810 & 9820) Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) Overseas Aid Fund (RAOAF) Registered Project has been set up where all contributions to the Vanuatu Project will be deposited.          (RAWCS Project 104-2019-20)
  2.  Along with New Zealand RAM D9910, RAM D9810 & 9820 will later this year apply for a Rotary Global Grant for approximately $400,000 for implementation of the “End Malaria in Vanuatu - for Good” program, over a 3-year time frame.
 
HOW can you and/or your club support the Vanuatu Malaria Program?
RAM asks Rotarian clubs and individuals to consider contributing to our RAWCS Fundraising Project to “End Malaria in Vanuatu - for Good” program. Your investment will help save lives.
 
To donate click on this linkhttps://donations.rawcs.com.au/104-2019-20
 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
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