Woodbridge-Perth Amboy Rotarian Francoise “Riisa” Kauzya, who is from Uganda, mentioned a district in Uganda in need of medical attention and supplies. When her appeal in April of 2022 to Woodbridge-Perth Amboy Rotarians for $500 was approved, Riisa was encouraged to ask Ugandan Rotarians to match her request to help purchase malaria testing kits and medication for 75 people at a camp scheduled for World Malaria Day, April 25th.  Her success on both shores was a success for Nyabushenyi Health Center II, Uganda, Sub Saharan Africa.
According to a report issued annually by the World Health Organization (WHO) malaria continues to claim more than 400,000 thousand lives a year. 
The WHO launched the 2022 World Malaria Day Campaign,World Malaria Day 2022 with the mantra, “Harness innovation to reduce the malaria disease burden and save lives.” No single tool that is available today will solve the problem of malaria. WHO is calling for investments and innovation that bring new vector control approaches, diagnostics, antimalarial medicines and other tools to speed the pace of progress against malaria.
“Community leaders were an important part of the effort we made in Uganda this year,” commented Riisa, who ensured that funds were used in Uganda to provide supplies directly to the camp.  “They must own it to make any progress in eliminating malaria,” she said.