Posted by Glen Beauchamp on Apr 29, 2019

 Malaria Awareness Day 

 

Did you know that there is a Malaria Awareness Day on the 30th April in Australia? 

Its purpose is to promote and inform about the work that Rotary and other organisations are doing to eliminate a disease that causes considerable death, particularly to young Children throughout the World .  But you may not be aware that Engadine Rotary is now involved in this worldwide thrust to eliminate Malaria as it had done with Rotary international's Polio eradication programs. 

Engadine Rotary recently donated $10,000 to assist with the development of a malaria vaccine by the Griffith University on the Gold Coast,Qld.  This action forming part of  this Club's International Service and humanitarian commitments. 

 
 
While it's not present in this country (except when infected travelers return from overseas), Rotary Australia and "Rotarians against Malaria" have been successful in reducing its incidence in PNG, Solomon Islands and Timor Leste, but it still remains one of the world's major people killers causing approximately 438, 000 deaths, mostly children In 2017/18. Rotary worldwide believes that its time to remove this tragic statistic from the world.  For more about the Malaria vaccine trial visit  https://www.facebook.com/7NEWSBrisbane/videos/1461406380538876/  
If you want more information visit the Rotarians against Malaria (RAM) website at http://rawcs.org.au/projects/rotarians-against-maleria/ or http://ram.rawcs.com.au/
 
Why not come and talk to us about our work at the Engadine Rotary Information booth at the Engadine Community Markets every first Sunday of each month, next markets Sunday 5th May 2018  We would Luuuvvv to see you there.
 
   
Let's Stop these Bugs from biting , Please help by donating to Rotarians against Malaria 
 
 
 
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