Rotarians win award for best performance

National, Normal

The National, Tuesday 13th December 2011

THE global fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria has just announced that Rotarians Against Malaria (RAM) have been awarded the highest rating of A1 for its strong performance based on reports submitted
until the end of lasy July.
RAM, working with its partners the Department of Health and
Population Services International and many other church organisations and NGOs, has been distributing long lasting insecticidal treated mosquito nets (LLINs) to village
level for the past
two years.
During this period, RAM, together with its partners including provincial, district and church health authorities, has distributed more than two million nets to every household in 50 districts in 18 provinces.
RAM has distributed another 272,000 LLINs to vulnerable groups, particularly pregnant women through provincial health ante-natal services.
For the past two months RAM teams have surveyed and distributed nets to each household in Angoram, Yangoru Saussia, Maprik and Wewak in East Sepik as well as Vanimo-Green, Aitape-Lumi
and Nuku in West Sepik.
RAM is expecting to shortly sign a new grant agreement with the Global Fund for the mass bed net distribution to continue for the next three years.
During this period, the remaining 27 districts of the country will be covered.
Thirteen of these districts will be in the Southern Highlands and Enga, which RAM
has not yet visited,
and then two thirds of the country will receive nets for a second time.