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Rotarians Eliminating Malaria In Tanzania

By Stella Almond - Posted on 18 November 2012

Rotarians Eliminating Malaria In Tanzania (REMIT) is officially supported by RIBI and is appealing for support to continue its life-saving projects.

Since 2003, the charity has improved the health and saved the lives of many Africans at risk of malaria. The disease is so deadly that one child under the age of five dies every 30 seconds and pregnant women die from a reduction in their immune systems.

Using a local manufacturer in Arusha, REMIT purchases and distributes mosquito nets, costing a mere £2.50. This, together with seminars to educate, residual house spraying and tree planting, has resulted in a 64% reduction in the incidence of malaria.

Over £300,000 has been raised by combining Matching Grants and a 3H Grant from the Rotary Foundation and there are many on-going projects where donors can be associated with particular projects under the banner of ‘Adopt a Village'. Currently an area health centre at Babati is being updated with much-needed equipment and medicines to diagnose and treat malaria cases, as well as deal with general medical issues.

Rotarians can help this vital work to continue by booking a speaker for meetings and conferences or by making a donation. For more information, please contact Brian Stoyel.