The partnership of Rotary Clubs, Rotary Districts, and other organizations will partner with Ghana Health Services, District Health Workers, and Community Health Workers to be able to identify disease early and find ways to improve the quality of life by eliminating Buruli Ulcer and other neglected tropical diseases from the communities in Ghana where we serve. The work we do will be expanded to additional regions of Ghana and finally to the rest of West Africa. We have key contacts or champions around the world who have helped to make this work possible.
We will reduce the impact of disease in Ghana by providing clean water, ways to identify disease early and find ways to prevent disability. We will focus on neglected tropical diseases with the priority being on Buruli Ulcer disease. We have a framework of humanitarian grants from Rotary and our partners that will develop a framework to impact neglected tropical diseases in Ghana and ultimately all over West Africa. We want to raise awareness about the need for better health and safe water to drink.
We need more help to provide clean water and reduce disease in West Africa. Please get involved with your time, your talents, and a pledge from your Rotary club and district. We are always looking for win-win partnerships within Rotary and other groups with a passion for making a difference. We have everything here for you to make the decision to make a pledge and change lives. We have videos, grant documents, and presentations. You can use these tools to make a presentation to your Rotary Club. We are recognized in the news for our work to eradicate Guinea Worm Disease and fight Buruli Ulcer.
Our partnership of Rotarians started in 2006 with the dream to drill one well in Africa. As of 2011, we've raised $1.1 million for clean water projects, medical equipment and supplies. We were actively involved in the eradication of Guinea Worm Disease in Ghana and are eager to do it again against Buruli Ulcer Disease. We raise money from Rotarians in clubs in the USA, Ghana, Canada, and Switzerland. Most of the funds raised are matched and managed by the Rotary Foundation. We encourage and support as many partnerships outside of Rotary to build on the strengths of each organization.