Guest Speaker - Wil Cornelissen, Rotarians Against Malaria
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About the Event
Wil Cornelissen has been and still is, a member of the Rotary Club of Waverley since 2002 and in this time has served as Club President (3 times), Fundraising, Public Relations, Foundation and International Director and Assistant Governor (2011-2014) for Rotary District 9810.
For the last five years, Wil has been running a Community Raffle with the Rotary Club of Waverley which has raised over half a million Australian dollars for local community organisations. Every dollar raised goes back to the community as all prizes are donated. He is currently the Deputy National Manager of Rotarians Against Malaria (RAM).
Malaria is one of the major killers in the world today, contributing to the untold suffering and unremitting poverty on over 40 per cent of the world’s population.
Recently, RAM Australia, the Rotary Club of Waverley and the New Zealand’s Districts have submitted a Rotary Foundation Global Grant application to ‘End Malaria in Vanuatu – For Good’. The grant aims to train and equip a national team for indoor residual spraying in 2021 and expects to raise up to AU$450,000.
Rotarians helped reduce malaria up to 80 per cent in some Vanuatu provinces during the 1990s’. Tafea, the southernmost province, was declared malaria free in November 2017 – so it can be done. Tafea’s operational model can be adapted for other provinces.
Rotarians Against Malaria (RAM) Australia play a critical role in coordinating malar.ia elimination efforts from Australia They work closely with Rotarians and governments in partner countries, as well as other major players, such as the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
If you wish to make a tax deductible donation, please donate via the following link: https://ram.rawcs.com.au/donations/
Join us via Zoom on Tuesday 20th October at 1.00pm
The Meeting ID is 370 110 6873 and the Password is 12031925.
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