Emma Bruce

Dr. Emma Bruce is a medical doctor with a passion to eradicate malaria in West Africa. In January 2018, she was inducted as a Charter Member into the newly formed Rotary Club of Bijilo in The Gambia. Later that year she was appointed to the position of Chairperson of the Rotary District 9101 Sub-committee on Malaria. District 9101 includes 10 West African countries. Dr Bruce joined RAM-GLOBAL in 2019 and later became a Board Member. As Chairperson, Dr. Bruce focused on setting up policies and guidelines for District 9101 in preparations to launch the fight against malaria. She embarked on raising awareness about the devastating effects of malaria across the whole District by organizing a Malaria Walk during the March 2019 District 9101 Annual Conference and Assembly that was held in Banjul, The Gambia. Hundreds of Rotarians from 10 West African Countries plus the First Lady of the Republic of The Gambia, The Vice President, and Minister of Health participated in that walk for Zero Malaria. Since then, under her leadership, Rotary has spearheaded malaria prevention and control educational campaigns during the Gambia-Senegal 2019 Cross-border Bed Net Distribution Campaign through television panel discussions, radio programs and Traditional Communicators Drama Groups used to spread the malaria prevention messages to the most remote communities. Since then, Dr. Bruce has coordinated Small Grant Projects in The Gambia, and overseen small grant projects in Liberia, Mali, Cote D’Ivoire, Sierra Leone and Burkina Faso with grant proposals for Sierra Leone and Burkina Faso which has been funded by Malaria Partners International(MPI) and RAM-GLOBAL. Dr Bruce is also the Executive Director of a nonprofit affiliate of Malaria Partners International called: Malaria Partners West Africa.