Rotaractors Against Malaria
Visit our dedicated Rotaractors Against Malaria website at http://malaria.rotaract.org.au/
According to the World Health Organisation Malaria kills one person, somewhere in the world, every 30 seconds. Pregnant women and children under 5 are the most at risk. People living in the poorest countries are the most vulnerable to malaria.
In 2015 there were 214 million cases worldwide and 438,000 deaths. This is only slightly different from 2010, when there were about 219 million malaria cases and an estimated 660 000 malaria deaths. In 2010, 90% of all malaria deaths occurred in the WHO African Region, mostly among children under five years of age. In 2016, PNG has the highest malaria burden outside of Africa.
Chemically impregnated bed nets assist enormously in reducing the incidence of malaria and $10 will purchase a bed net.
Take action today by joining our efforts so that we may prevent Malaria around the world.
All Rotaract clubs around Australia have a BPay number and are encouraged to join our efforts. For more information or to get your club’s BPay number contact us.
The 2015 Westpac Malaria award of $1000 cash was won by the Rotaract Club of Canberra