P-4184

Malaria Microscopy Education

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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: 85085

Total Budget: $40,000

Areas of Focus: Disease prevention and treatment, Water, sanitation and hygiene, Maternal and child health

Activity Type: Health: Disease

Summary: I am raising funds to purchase microscopes to teach technologists in Africa how to diagnose and phenotype malaria and other fevers.


An estimated 350 million worldwide are currently infected by malaria, 80 %of the children according to the World Health Organization. In sub Saharan Africa, every year, an estimated 60,000 children under 5, die of malaria (UNICEF). I manage malaria microscopy education.

Microscopy remains the reference method for the diagnosis and phenotyping of malaria. Rapid Diagnostic tests are useful for screening populations, however, they lack sensitivity and the ability to identify the specific species of plasmodium. Phenotyping is critical. 33% of Africa have a genetic glucose disorder. If misdiagnosed and provided the wrong prescription, blood clots form leading to strokes, heart attacks, and deaths. PCR technology can diagnose and phenotype. However, the instrumentation is very costly and the cost per test hovers around $50 USD. The average family income in sub Saharan Africa is less than $4,000 annually.

My company, the Global Health Institute provides me with a budget of $160,000 USD to pay universities in target countries to conduct accredited microscopy training to World Health Organization standards. That budget covers the cost of transporting, feeding and housing student technologists. The budget also pays for the professors and licensed technologists to teach clinical microscopy to diagnose malaria and other fevers.

I depend upon small grants from Rotary clubs to buy desperately needed microscopes to be placed in clinical laboratories to be used to conduct blood examinations. Last year, we conducted a very successful pilot in Ghana at the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research. We trained 30 technologists hands on. All 30 are now placed in labs conducting microscopic blood exams. The Rotary Club of Weija West hosted. The first lady of Ghana, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo praised Rotary for their assistance. The Rotary Club 4 of Seattle and Malaria Partners International provided funding.

This year, the plan is to conduct training in Burkina Faso and Botswana. We are also planning training in Port Hartcourt Nigeria and in Kenya. We are also conducting additional training in Ghana. I an asking for your assistance. The microscopes cost $250 USD each. I hope to raise enough funds for 160.

My Rotary Club is the Phoenix 100. The International Outreach Committee has granted me $2,000 for donation to malaria microscopy education. When I attended grant training back on March 19, I was told the district could possibly match this donation three to one. I hope and pray this proposal is accepted. My budget for the purchase of microscopes is $7,000 for each location. I need you help with just one!

Project Contact Person

District: 5495

Rotary Club of: Phoenix

Primary Contact: Jim Mulry

Email: jmmulry@outlook.com

Project Status

Signed
This project is "Signed". This means that the signatures from the club leadership have been collected. This project is now being reviewed by the district leadership for approval. Once a decision is made, the status of the project will be changed to "Approved".

Project listed for the 2022-23 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Phoenix (5495)

21-Mar-22

$2,000

$2,000

$4,000

Phoenix (5495)

21-May-22

$36,000

$0

$36,000

Total

$38,000

$2,000

$40,000

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History Log Entries

21-Mar-22

System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.

24-Mar-22

by Rebecca Wilks

Jim, this looks like a Global Grant. You have it entered as a District Grant.

20-May-22

by Rebecca Wilks

This application requires 1. revision of the budget so that it balances and 2. Submission of the MOU in order to be complete by the May 31 deadline.

21-May-22

by Jim Mulry

System Entry: Pledge of $36,000 by Jim Mulry of the Rotary Club of Phoenix, District 5495.

21-May-22

by Jim Mulry

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".

27-May-22

by Rebecca Wilks

A final reminder; the signed MOU must be submitted prior to the May 31 application deadline. Thanks.

31-May-22

by Rebecca Wilks

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.

31-May-22

System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Rebecca Wilks.

31-May-22

System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Jay Murphy.

31-May-22

by Jim Mulry

System Entry: Project signed by Jim Mulry.

15-Jul-22

by Rebecca Wilks

The Rotary Foundation has informed us that Burkina Faso is on their travel ban list. They insist that no TRF funds be spent on travel there (none of your grant funds). Will you please acknowledge that you understand this in a history log message here on the website? Thanks.

18-Jul-22

by Rebecca Wilks

We've received your email stating that there will be no project work in, including travel to, Burkina Faso. Your email also implied that money has already been spent. TRF does not allow you to be reimbursed for expenditures made before they approve the grant, which has not happened yet. We'll need clarification before forwarding the funds to your club. Thanks.

4-Aug-22

by Rebecca Wilks

Congratulations! The Rotary Foundation has approved our block grant. Please be sure your bank information is up-to-date so there is no delay in sending the funds by electronic transfer. This information should be addressed to our District Treasurer, Lucinda General at treasurer@rotary5495.org

Please also note that there is an issue with this grant that must be cleared up before funds will be sent to your club.

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