Erica is a second year health volunteer serving in Luwingu district in the Northern province of Zambia. She has a degree in Public Health Education from James Madison University.
Erica has used her academic background to develop a health action group in her community as well as train community members in malaria prevention. Following a two-day training on malaria transmission, prevention, and treatment, Erica and her health action group traveled door-to-door in their community, spreading awareness and collecting data on net usage.
Following the campaign, Erica, alongside community health workers and village leaders, were able to procure nets and not only distribute, but hang them in all homes in need.
Erica is now working to share this model with PCVs across the country.