REMaRAG - Projects in Benin

  
  The following report was submitted by Nicholas Mancus for more information on how you can help please contact him.


What is being done?

Benin participates in the "Roll Back Malaria" program, and the Benin Ministry of Health is taking a proactive approach to dealing with malaria.  

Incidence of malaria is very high in Benin, and malaria is the number one child killer by far. Front line of defense, such as bed nets are available at moderate cost in national health clinics.  

Benin is also participating in a trial anti malarial vaccine program.

How is it being done?

Most programs are being administered through the national health network.  

Rotary have distributed bed nets in the past in highly endemic regions of Benin.

Who is doing the work?

Most work is being done through Ministry of Health of Benin, in partnership with donor agencies.  

Specific strategies for the future 

Although there has been a slight decrease in the incidence of malaria where large distributions of bed nets have occurred, malaria rates remain extremely high in Benin, and have no prospects of immediate change without serious efforts.

Roll Back Malaria is an excellent program, but not ambitions enough to provide the push necessary to reduce incidence of malaria significantly in Benin.  

 Who are the points of contact?  

There are a number of Rotarians who work at involved agencies. USAID, WHO, and the Benin Ministry of Health, some of the chief players in the fight against malaria in Benin, all have representatives who are members of the Rotary Clubs of Benin.

The REMaRAG contact in Benin is Nicholas Mancus, email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Also Aissata Coulibaly

PAG AÏSSATA COULIBALY AS A REMARAG SPEAKER

I was admitted to membership of Rotary Club of Abidjan Golf, Côte d’Ivoire on March 23rd, 1995, with a classification Consulting Engineered. After progressing from Committee Member to Chairman of several Committees and after having served as a Director of each avenue of service, I was privileged and honored to be elected to serve as President of my club, in 2000-2001.

In 2001-02, I served as District chairman International Committee,

I served as National Secretary of Côte D’Ivoire Polio-Plus Committee from 1997 to 2005.

From 2002 to 2005 , District Assistant Governor

Since 2002, I served as Resource persons to lead our groups in discussing during AGTS, PETS and the District Assembly

2007- 2008, I am a current Chairman of District Malaria Committee and REMARAG West Africa Coordinator,

I have attended several District Assemblies and Conferences as well as several RI Conventions and Two Presidential Conferences.

I am a Paul Harris Fellow with 4 stones.

Progress report submitted Sept 2008 from Aissata,

 Current chairman of D9100 Malaria Commission and REMARAG West Africa Coordinator. Our Current District Governor is RAPHAEL FIATY from Togo. Our District includes Liberia and another 13 West African countries.

The Malaria Project started seven years ago as the District Program. And we have gained experience in Nets distribution, social mobilization, working with social and health workers, health centres and the National Malaria Control Program of the different countries in the district.

About our organisation for funds raising and Nets distribution, we divided our 14 countries in three zones to maximize the funds and increase our distribution assets.

  • 1. The first Zone regroups : GAMBIA, GUINEA, GUINEA BISAU, MALI and SENEGAL. This is piloted by a Rotary Zone Coordinator who works with the Rotary National coordinator of each country
  • 2. The second Zone regroups : BURKINA FASO, CÔTE D'IVOIRE, LIBERIA AND SIERRA LEONE with a Zone Coordinator and a National Malaria Coordinator in each country
  • 3. The Third Zone regroups : BENIN, GHANA, NIGER & TOGO. This has also a Rotary Zone Coordinator and 4 Rotary National Coordinators,

OUR TARGET : CHILDREN UNDER 5 OLD YEARS & PREGNANT WOMAN

 This means if you decide to raise funds for one or several countries of our District, Rotarians can organise the Net distribution, the social mobilization, etc. There's no need to budget such activities.

REMaRAG - Projects in Cote d'Ivoire
    
PAG AÏSSATA COULIBALY AS A REMARAG SPEAKER    
    
 
Also Aissata Coulibaly

PAG AÏSSATA COULIBALY AS A REMARAG SPEAKER

I was admitted to membership of Rotary Club of Abidjan Golf, Côte d’Ivoire on March 23rd, 1995, with a classification Consulting Engineered. After progressing from Committee Member to Chairman of several Committees and after having served as a Director of each avenue of service, I was privileged and honored to be elected to serve as President of my club, in 2000-2001.

In 2001-02, I served as District chairman International Committee,

I served as National Secretary of Côte D’Ivoire Polio-Plus Committee from 1997 to 2005.

From 2002 to 2005 , District Assistant Governor

Since 2002, I served as Resource persons to lead our groups in discussing during AGTS, PETS and the District Assembly

2007- 2008, I am a current Chairman of District Malaria Committee and REMARAG West Africa Coordinator,

I have attended several District Assemblies and Conferences as well as several RI Conventions and Two Presidential Conferences.

I am a Paul Harris Fellow with 4 stones.

Contact details in Nigeria

For more information on REMaRAG in Nigeria contact Dr. Dele Balogun, D9110

email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Gberfu multi - club project will be in action on the 12th October 2012 supplying and hanging LLIN's, educating young and old how to avoid getting Malaria including residual house spraying.  Working closely with the local health workers and the village elders we wish them every success

26th September 2012

The Roll Back Malaria radio drama provided an opportunity to reach a wide audience of over 20million people in southwest Nigeria.

     It was aired during the morning belt on very popular local radio stations the medium of communication was in Yoruba and pidgin English – local languages popular all over the south western Nigeria.

   The drama analysed malaria as a very deadly disease in children and pregnant women. It emphasized the economic loss especially during the rainy season. It also laid emphasis on methods of prevention and the efficacy of the insecticide treated bednets.

  The discussion and phone sessions provided opportunities for further information and education.

  The drama has complemented efforts of the government and non-governmental organizations involved in Roll Back Malaria activities.

Submitted 24th Sept 2010

The following report was submitted by Dr. Mark Young for more information on how you can help please contact us.    

 Ghana


What is being done?

Ghana are planning the integration of LLINs into the measles-polio-VAC campaign in Nov/06. At this point there are about 2,000,000 LLINs that will be available through UNICEF-Ghana, primarily with DFID funding, and these would be provided to all children under 2 years of age. There is a possibility of more money being available to increase the number of nets.

One of the major issues in Ghana is the integration of the private sector into the net distribution during the campaign, as there are a number of suppliers active in certain parts of the country which are using a "voucher scheme" for distribution of subsidized LLINs to pregnant women via ANC. At this point, plans are still being developed, but it is likely that a "modified voucher scheme" will be utilized in areas/regions where the commercial sector is active in ITNs, and direct ITN distribution in other (particular northern, deprived) areas.

We are looking for some assistance with information on how other countries have integrated the private sector into the mass distribution for the measles campaign - if there are any particular lessons learned or strategies that can be shared.

Dr. Mark W. Young

Chief, Health and Nutrition

UNICEF-Ghana

 
 
Contact details in Ghana  
The country rep for Ghana is Rtn. Eric Defor Secretary of Ghana Rotary Malaria Committee (GRMC)

If you want to help then please email Eric - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A Treated Mosquito Net for Every Child Under 5 in Rwanda

In September 2006, a coordinated partnership led by the Government of Rwanda resulted in 1.3 million long lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) being delivered to every Rwandan child aged between 6 months and 5 years during a week long integrated child survival campaign.

Click here to download the flier.

This map and many others can be found at the MARA website (Mapping Malaria Risk in Africa) - www.mara.org.za