On Sept. 16, Jim Mulry spoke to the Sun City West Rotary Club about the need for medical equipment in Africa and other surrounding countries. Mulry is the Head of Diagnostics for The Merck Global Health Initiative. He has 40 years of experience in clinical laboratory diagnostics.
Mulry’s specialty is helping women and children from developing countries to combat infectious diseases. He is active with Rotarians Against Malaria Global and Malaria Partners International.
The Malaria Microscopy Project unites Rotarians with the Global Health Institute to both combat malaria and enhance healthcare delivery in developing countries. The Global Health Institute funds the education of laboratory technologists to better diagnose malaria and other fevers. Rotary helps by raising funds to purchase needed microscopes.
In Africa, more than 60,000 children die of malaria every year. Malaria is the number one killer of children six and under worldwide. An estimated 250 million people are infected at this time, 85% children. In Sub-Saharan Africa alone, an estimated 90,000 children under six will die this year. The use of microscopes and education and training of staff in Ghana, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Botswana, Sudan, Mali, Tanzania, Columbia and Pakistan helps in early diagnosis of malaria.
Contact Mulry at email@example.com if you are able to financially help with these lifesaving microscopes for $250 each.
The Sun City West Rotary Club meets the first three Fridays of each month at the Sun City West Foundation Building, Quail Room, 14465 W. R.H. Johnson Blvd. Lunch and social time starts at 11:30 a.m., the business/program meeting is noon-1 p.m.
Contact Susan Sagahon, President, Rotary Club of Sun City West, at 480-371-9962 or firstname.lastname@example.org.