Rotarian Malaria Partners (RMP) is a collaboration of organizations including Rotary Clubs internationally, global non-profits, African business leaders and governments focused on the worldwide eradication of malaria. Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Rotary International, and now operating in four African countries, RMP has benefitted over 1,500,000 individuals and reduced the malaria burden by 85% in the project areas.
Rotarian Malaria Partners is a 501c3 operating in Washington State, USA. Rotarian Malaria Partners, 300 Lenora Street #269, Seattle, WA 98121 Nancy Osborne is its founder.
Centennial President of the Rotary Club of Seattle, Ms. Nancy Osborne has been a longstanding champion of rights, programs, and employment for vulnerable populations, receiving two gubernatorial appointments as state-wide Director of Public Education for Disability Planning. She has received numerous awards including: TopTen Regional Leaders by the Seattle Times, Leadership Citation from Rotary International, and Women of Impact Designee from the Junior League. A frequent speaker on health care innovation and reform, Ms. Osborne is a guest lecturer at universities and has been invited to provide expert testimony at regional and state legislative hearings and before the US Congress.
Rotarian Malaria Partners’ Phase II grant, Katakwi Rotary Malaria Project, will focus on driving malaria prevalence reductions from our Phase I global grant to below 5% and ultimately to zero through extensive village health worker household by household surveillance and on the spot interventions. This global grant is currently in a review process in District 9211 (Uganda/TZ), and then moves to a review by Rotary International’s challenge grant committee. They are pleased to report that over eleven Ugandan clubs have now joined the grant with committed funding contributions as a result of our meetings at the DCA and the great Rotary galvanizing work of the Nateete Club. They expect approval of the Rotary Challenge grant for over $100,000 within the 2018-2019 Rotary Year.
Chuck Wiggin is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Wiggin Properties, LLC, a commercial real estate investment, development and management company with offices in OKC and Tulsa, that he founded in 1981.
A past president of Rotary Club 29, Wiggin currently serves on the boards of the Club 29 Foundation, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, the Oklahoma City Philharmonic Foundation and Affiliated Fund, the Friends of the Oklahoma History Center, and the Downtown OKC Business Improvement District. He also chairs the Downtown OKC Partnership. An alumnus of Leadership Oklahoma City and Leadership Oklahoma, he served 21 years as Oklahoma’s Honorary Consul for the Federal Republic of Germany. Fascinated with Oklahoma City’s birth in a Land Run, he is responsible for the creation of the ‘89er Trail, which traces the events of the city’s first year in 28 historical markers downtown.