RAM is a voluntary organization of Rotary Clubs and Districts to work on malaria control. Rotary Clubs and Districts independently select causes they work on.
These actions will save the lives of over a million children per year. Reduction of malaria dramatically increases the ability of the healthcare systems to deal with other diseases. They set the stage for the rapid delivery of vaccines for other diseases, including eventual vaccines for malaria. In short, these interventions turn the tide on disease, on poverty, on despair and hopelessness.
plan is to achieve worldwide control
of Malaria through:
- Making nets, insecticides and medicines available.
- Making education available on causes, symptoms, treatments, and prevention.
- Connecting people with a focus on linking potential donors to projects.
Malaria is relatively easy and inexpensively preventable and treatable. Malaria control can have a dramatic impact on a economic development.
Nets alone will save 250,000 lives a year from malaria. It is estimated that approximately 700,000 to 1,000,000 other lives each year would be saved from other diseases, just from the use of the nets.
The battle against Malaria requires a global effort. Rotarians Against Malaria is focused on implementation and provides the means to have the largest impact for the dollars expended.