Bill Oakley
Making a Difference – Rotarians Against Malaria (RAM)

Rotarians Against Malaria is a volunteer-run organization working to eliminate malaria. The primary focus of RAM has been the distribution of insecticide-treated nets to vulnerable populations in Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and more recently, Timor Leste. RAM has raised more than $1.6 million to eliminate malaria since 2003. RAM works in conjunction with the Ministry of Health authorities in each country and complements the work of other malaria organisations, most notably the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Bill Oakley has been a member for 22 years and Past President of the Rotary Club of North Balwyn. He has been heavily involved in the Club’s activities in the Solomon Islands for 15 years which cover a broad range of projects. Sanitation, improving food, and other more direct efforts in the fight against malaria, have been prominent. Bill is now in his 5th year as the D9800 District Coordinator for Rotarians Against Malaria (RAM).