Finish the Fight
Rotarians Against Malaria (RAM) are bringing together and mobilising People of Action to eliminate malaria in the Western Pacific Rim – Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste, The Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.
Rotarians Against Malaria (RAM) are bringing together and mobilising People of Action to eliminate malaria in the Western Pacific Rim Region - Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste, The Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.
The WHO Malaria Report 2022 indicates Malaria cases continue to rise although at a slower rate than in the 2019/2020 period. However, Malaria cases and deaths are still 6% and 9% higher respectively than pre-COVID.
An interesting article indicating the threat emerging drug-resistant Malarial parasites can have on the path to Malaria elimination.
Our goal is to accelerate the achievement of WHO Malaria-Free Certification for the Western Pacific Rim region with our partners the Global Fund and APLMAFind out more
Rotarians Against Malaria (RAM) has already made a big impact in the region by supporting a proven malaria-fighting combination. This formula to date includes; Malaria Vector Control (Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets - LLINs and Indoor Residual Spraying - IRS); Malaria Case Management (Universal access to quality assured early diagnosis and prompt appropriate treatment) and Behaviour Change Communication within the local communities. According to the WHO World Malaria Report 2022, Malaria cases and deaths have begun to stabilize from the initial disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In the Western Pacific Rim Region, although Malaria cases and deaths in 2021 have reduced by 12% and 15% respectively compared to 2020, they are still 10% and 9% higher respectively compared to 2019. Papua New Guinea represents 88% and 94% respectively of all cases and deaths in the region. Our goal of WHO Malaria-Free Certification for the Western Pacific Rim region will require more focus and resources to get it back on track to a pre COVID-19 timeline.
The key to finishing the fight against malaria faster is Community Health Workers. They are highly trained individuals who work with, and in, the local communities helping test, diagnose, contact trace, and treat malaria with the correct medicines and interventions. They are critical to our success against malaria and their importance cannot be underestimated. Together, with intensified support, we can employ additional Community Health Workers and provide the necessary critical malaria commodities to the Western Pacific Rim region to help eliminate malaria faster. United we can help communities thrive in the Western Pacific Rim region, free from malaria.Join the Fight
in funding needed towards elimination
Funding needed for critical Community Health Workers
Funding needed for Vector Control (LLINs & IRS) and Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDTs)