Rotarians Against Malaria Annual Australian Conference

20th - 21st August, 2016 - Ciloms Airport Lodge, Tullamarine

Rotarians Against Malaria, a division of Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) will hold its annual conference in 2016 in Melbourne where you are invited to hear from a wide range of speakers on the developments and work being undertaken by clubs from across Australia and beyond.

Fifteen years ago, Malaria killed a child every 30 seconds. Under the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, however, considerable progress has been made in preventing, diagnosing and treating malaria. As a result, deaths have fallen by 60 percent.

Now, under the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals, the UN aims to reduce Malaria cases and deaths by a further 90 percent by 2030.

Conference Program

  • Review RAM programs in PNG, Solomon Islands, Timor Leste and Vanuatu.
  • See latest research on new drugs, effective vaccine and vector control strategies. Visit the Burnet Institute and Walter and Eliza Hall Medical Research Institute.
  • Discuss new program development and opportunities for Rotary Volunteers to contribute overseas. Meet RAM sponsored PhD student Edgar Pollard.
  • Shape RAM’s future programs and strategic directions and help plan national awareness and fund raising events for 2017.

Speakers include RAM Project Managers, Tim Freeman and Wayne Morris, Prof. Ric Price (Menzies Institute), Prof. Denis Shanks (AAMI), Dr Danielle Stanisic (Griffith Uni.), Dr Jack Richards (Burnet Institute), and Michael Sheilds (Chair of Rotaract Australia Against Malaria). Speakers from WEHI and Operation Buzz-Off to be confirmed.

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