ROTARY MALARIA PROJECT: TANZANIA JOURNEY
JULY 22- 27, 2012
(with optional 4 day add-on to visit National Game Parks)
PLEASE JOIN WITH U.S. and TANZANIAN ROTARIANS ON A MISSION and JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME
The Project: Thousands of people in Tanzania, mostly children, die of malaria each year and many more are afflicted by the parasite. The goal of this trip is to coordinate with local Tanzanian Rotarians from all parts of the country to help define how best Rotarians may join together to create impactful programs to educate on, diagnose, prevent and ultimately eliminate the scourge of malaria.
Trip Description: The first Rotary malaria project trip to Tanzania will occur this July and any interested Rotarian is encouraged to apply for participation. We will fly to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s large port city where we will begin our six day journey of fact finding and service projects. Our trip begins with local Rotarians for a two day “Malaria briefing” from local health authorities and experts from PATH, then travel together for four days in diverse parts of Tanzania including the lake districts near Lake Victoria. Important objectives of our trip include building friendships between U.S. and Tanzanian Rotarians, developing in-depth knowledge of how U.S. Rotary clubs can best help local Tanzanian Rotary clubs in their work to control malaria, and participation in service projects including health clinics, schools and orphanages, distributing educational materials on malaria and other activities.