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.

 

Finish the Fight

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.

Our News

Malaria deaths and cases rose 23% and 19% in the Western Pacific Region, mostly due to the COVID 19 pandemic. (World Malaria Report 2021)

A child was dying of malaria every two minutes. It is now nearly every minute, due to COVID 19 disruptions (Global Fund)

COVID-19 emphasized the importance Community Health Workers play in local communities’ health (Global Fund)

Our Goal

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 APLMA

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We’re set to Finish the Fight against malaria, despite COVID-19 setbacks

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. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has set back our achivement and continues to cause disruptions. Malaria cases are up 19% and deaths up 23% in the Western Pacific Region. This means we need even greater resources and greater focus to achieve our goal of WHO Malaria - Free Ceritication for the Western Pacific Rim.

 

The Vital Role of Community Health Workers

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.

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Key Facts

US$12M

in funding needed towards elimination

US$4M

Funding needed for critical Community Health Workers

US$8M

Funding needed for Vector Control (LLINs & IRS) and Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDTs)