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The Copperbelt Project

Rotarian Malaria Partners Zambia (RMPZ) is pursuing a Copperbelt malaria elimination project in cooperation with the Government of Zambia, PATH/MACEPA, World Vision, and Rotary Clubs committed to eradicating malaria. This project is being rolled out in two phases: Phase 1 and Phase 2.

Phase I: The Rotary Global Grant was approved and Rotary members are now in the process of training 301 Community Health Workers (CHWs) from the districts of Masaiti and Mpongwe, utilizing The National Malaria Elimination Centre’s training curriculum. NMEC is a part of Zambia’s Ministry of Health. The first of eight CHW training sessions began July 8, 2019, with nationally certified facilitators working closely with the host Rotary Club of Ndola Mukuba and the district health offices (DHOs). The Rotary Club of Federal Way, Washington is the International Partner. This endeavor will protect about 250,000 residents, equipping them with medicines, medical supplies, bicycles and cell phone time to report weekly to health authorities on malaria cases and treatment.
Phase 1A: Is currently in the planning stage, and will be a Rotary Global Grant to train and equip 200 CHWs in Chilalabombwe District of the Copperbelt Province. The Rotary Club of Aspen, Colorado is the international partner for the Global Grant; funding is nearly complete.  Phase 1A will initiate training sessions in the fourth quarter of 2019.
With the expected completion of The Copperbelt project in 2021, an estimated $3.5 million will be invested to fully prepare CHWs to protect the Copperbelt’s 2.6 million inhabitants.  The malaria fight is an opportunity for Rotary members and partners to come together to help end a disease that kills a child every two minutes.
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