Brian in Tanzania, including day 11 conclusion!
Brian has just started a visit to Tanzania to see how things are going and the make sure that the donations are used to greatest effect. As his trip continues this section will record where he goes and what has been done as well as give a flavour of what Tanzania is like.
The purpose of this visit of REMIT Founder Rotarian Brian Stoyel of the United Kingdom is to visit various locations where REMIT projects have been active over the last twelve years and to renew his many acquaintances and supporters here in Tanzania.
Under the direction of Tanzania coordinator Rtn Faye Cran and three outreach Directors Freddy (Moshi) Boniface (Arusha) and Jitu (Babati) they have arranged interviews with Health Directors, local Mayor and suppliers.
Tree planting residual house spraying and distributing nets have all been a part of his itinerary. With the strong support of local Rotarians, Rotaractors and Community Corp leadersThe REMIT programme has supplied over
500,000 nets helping daily to save lives.
Safely arrived. Now experiencing first four hour power cut. Raining this morning now beautiful sunshine.
Working on filming schedule with helpers and local Rotarian friends Faye & Boniface. What lies ahead? Rain - sunshine, Rotary meetings, Mosquito repellent tree distribution etc
The view from Faye's balcony.
The purpose of visit to check that REMIT programmes are working effectively in our partner villages.
To establish links with existing and potential projects with the help of Rotary and Rotaract clubs.
One of t he things that we always need is visual material, images and film, to advertise the successes of REMIT and the scope of what has to be done. We are shooting an informational video of all aspects of the REMIT programme.
Malaria Vaccine soon available?
A malaria vaccine could be available within months after final-stage trials found that it could prevent millions of cases of one of the world’s most deadly diseases.
Experts hailed the first vaccine against a parasite as an “extraordinary achievement” that would help to make eradicating malaria deaths within two decades a realistic possibility.
Malaria cases were halved in the first year after children were given the vaccine.
There is a scan of the article for you to see if you follow the 'read more' link below. If you subscribe to the 'Times Online' there is a link here.
Malaria Vaccine available?
In the time it takes to read this editorial at least one child will die of malaria. Even though it is curable and preventable, and has been for decades, malaria still kills 600,000 people a year. Most are under four and live in Africa. These children’s chances of a full and healthy life may soon be transformed by the first malaria vaccine to prove it's worth. There is a scan of the original article from the 'Times' just below if you follow the read more link. If you subscribe to the 'Times Online' there is a link here.
Liverpool school of tropical medicine.
The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine is an international postgraduate centre of excellence, devoted to research, education and training, and consultancy.
They have a number of major programmes including ones for malaria, tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDS.
Rotary International in Great Britain & Ireland is working in close association with the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine on this project.
The best intervention is to provide Insecticide Treated Nets (ITN's) for poor people. The hardest hit are the children under 5 and pregnant women. Everyone benefits from malaria control, the poor benefit the most.
ITN's lower malaria by 80%.
It is REMIT's goal to get an ITN to every pregnant woman and child under five in Tanzania.
The cost to save a life = £2.50
REMIT now has charitable status