End Malaria Now-buenaventura





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Project Description

Region: South America

Country: Colombia

Location: Buenaventura

Total Budget: $150,000

Area of Focus: Disease prevention and treatment

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Malaria represents a public health problem, 100% of the rural territory in Buenaventura is located below 1,000 meters above sea level with climatic, geographical and epidemiological conditions suitable for the transmission of the disease. All the people in the eco-epidemiological region are at risk of contagion.

A recent analysis evaluated the feasibility of eliminating malaria in the world and found that the countries of the Americas have the greatest potential for elimination of P. falciparum and P. vivax.

Progress towards elimination is important due to the high social and economic cost that the disease represents, as it is associated with lower labor productivity, lower income and well-being and greater disability, since it mainly affects the economically active population. Malaria has also been shown to affect the cognitive development of children who have it. Furthermore, resistance to antimalarial drugs is increasing and it is estimated that the mosquito population will continue to grow and populate new areas, as a result of climate change. Importantly, the costs of malaria elimination are higher than the costs of control, but the benefits of elimination outweigh its costs.

The project will be invoved the rotarians with community training (because there is malaria, care, vector control), special education for children in schools and work together with community health workers (CHW) (Education in health and care of mosquito nets).

The project is plan to do in three years

The funds will be used in PREVENT MALARIA (of the morbidity and mortality), educate, install and monitor the use of mosquito nets, community training, children education, basic sanitation (Education, protection of water storage and wastewater sources, garbage management, supply of storage tanks for water)

Primary Host Partner

District: 4281

Rotary Club of: Cali-San Fernando

Primary Contact: J, Rodrigo DIAZ

Email: jrdiazrojas@gmail.com

Primary International Partner

District: 6990

Rotary Club of: Key Biscayne

Primary Contact: Patricia Romano

Email: kasaromano@gmail.com

Project Status

Need $117,400
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Project listed for the 2021-22 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #2123404.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Cali-San Fernando (4281)





Key Biscayne (6990)





Remaining Amount to Raise

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Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation






Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

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