The passion of Millions Against Malaria is to eliminate malaria mortalities, and such a goal can only be reached through targeting specific malaria ‘hot spots’ and attacking it with the necessary measures. Millions Against Malaria believes that a paramount aspect of this approach is to work with the local charities where the hot spot lies. The reasons for this approach are:
- The local charity will almost always be acutely aware of the specific malaria issues in the region where they are working.
- There may already be plans underway and finances procured to conduct a malaria prevention program and to duplicate the work would waste precious financial and medical resources.
- While Millions Against Malaria seeks to attack malaria hot spots, the local charity is there on a long term basis. Thus it is crucial to work alongside local charities to ensure that their support is continued and even enhanced when Millions Against Malaria is attacking a particular malaria hot spot. If Millions Against Malaria were to work alone, then there is a risk that support for the local charity would be withdrawn from some donors to assist in the malaria program. This could have a devastating effect on the community where that charity is working.
So how does Millions Against Malaria operate its programs?
This question is best answered with the program of sending mosquito nets into the isolated village of Malaumanda in Papua New Guinea. While there is no charity in the village, there are missionaries working in the village. They confirmed that there were no nets within the village or within any of the surrounding villages. Research was then conducted into whether there were charities within Papua New Guinea who were actively delivering mosquito nets into isolated communities or not. It was discovered that Rotarians Against Malaria (RAM) are in the middle of a large-scale project of delivering nets into villages all over Papua New Guinea. They informed Millions Against Malaria that it will cost $2,094 (AUD) to provide the village with nets for each family residing in the village. This figure is the target figure that Millions Against Malaria will raise to donate to RAM so that those nets can be delivered into Malaumanda.
This ensures that support is continued to be given to RAM for their exemplary work in Papua New Guinea and also RAM will be aware that this village has received the nets they critically need and thus can move on to the next village and assist them.
The prevention of malaria requires teamwork!
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