At the August 16th meeting of the Global Grants Committee, it was decided to pledge $2500 District Designated Funds (DDF) to help stop malaria in the most vulnerable villages in the country of Colombia. This area includes small, scattered communities, with often displaced indigenous people who live in extreme poverty and with no medical services. The project will eliminate malaria and thereby protect all 8,000 people who live in the region.
Although the traditional methods of controlling malaria such as mosquito nets and sanitation will be used, an important focus of the project will be the development and implementation of educational programs designed with cultural differences in mind. Separate programs will be developed for adults and for children. Ethnographic and cultural input from the community will help with program design. Educators, an anthropologist, and local healthcare experts will be involved with the planning and execution.
Your dollars to the Annual Fund will provide a better life for the people of Colombia. Thank you for supporting The Rotary Foundation.