Posted by Franz Huber on Mar 24, 2019
PDG Graham Jones outlined the fantastic achievement of the huge project our District supports at Griffith University: The development of a Malaria Vaccine.  Our Rotary District so far has raised over $500,000.  The program has now proceeded to the human trials stage.  And, to give the project a serious push up, here comes our local member for McPherson and Federal Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Karen Andrews, with the news that the Federal Government is topping this up with a further $500,000!
But wait, there's more!  Graham also advised that the program originally started by the Rotary club of Maclean (and now taken over by the District) into Human Brain Research has been given a major boost via a Global Grant by The Rotary Foundation of $90,000.  This will permit a second scholarship at the University of Queensland, specifically supporting the study of Parkinson's Disease. A fund has been setup within the Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS), which enjoys Deductible Gift Recipient (e.g. Tax Deductability) status. It is named The Rotary Australia Benevolent Society, or short RABS.  Graham is looking to our club to chair the group in our District.