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Seattle | JASIRI 2013 Gala Raises $342,000 Dollars Towards the Vision of a Malaria Free Uganda

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Posted November 13, 2013 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Charity ~ 2,096 views

     

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Dear friends of Pilgrim Africa,

Together with Rotarian Malaria Partners, we wish to extend a heartfelt “thank you” to Dr. Alan Magill of the Gates Foundation; the Hon. John Robert Ekongot of Katakwi; and the 440 guests who attended the JASIRI 2013 gala last Thursday night.

Thanks to the gifts, workplace matching, and all pledges received, you helped raise $342,000 towards the vision of a Malaria Free Uganda. As the Honorable Ekongot said in his speech, you give us hope, momentum, and determination. Thank you!

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We are excited for next steps. Combined with the Jasiri funds raised, we have a year-end goal of $500,000 to seed the work of comprehensive malaria control in 2014. As attendees heard at Jasiri, the need for a comprehensive approach to malaria control–more than just bed nets–is the most effective way to save lives. And so your money will go direct to:

  • Grassroots-led implementation of malaria control at the village level leveraging the national framework of Rotary clubs across Uganda.
  • Comprehensive control that emphasizes medical treatment in order to sweep the parasite out of the community, while also ensuring effective protection from mosquitos.

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We promise to keep you updated, and to show you how your contributions make hope real. There is much to be done, but we know that by working together we can help tens of thousands of families realize a future that is healthy, productive, and malaria-free.

You are essential to that vision, and we are grateful for each of you.

Sincerely,

– Pilgrim Africa & Rotarian Malaria Partners

priscilla@pilgrimafrica.org


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