Malaria Education and Events: Mara Hildebrand

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Malaria work in my village never ends…. Since my one-on-one impromptu malaria training I had with villagers who kept falling ill with malaria to continued teaching I have been doing on ITN usage and the importance of visiting a clinic during pregnancy, I always seem to stay busy in the …

Life in the Bush, Malaria Control, and Every Child Deserves a 5th Birthday!

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Blog: Every Child Deserves a 5th Birthday: A PCV in Zambia talks about life in the bush and malaria control. Check out my Blog://shan-in-zam.blogspot.com/ As a Peace Corps Volunteer in a Sub-Saharan African country, I see malaria everywhere. It’s in my village, it’s in Peace Corps culture, it’s at the clinic, …

An Impromptu Malaria Talk

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During last March, I went to visit my village during my long stay at the Kasama house after fracturing my leg. I met with a neighbor who informed me that his family has been severely inflicted by malaria, so I did a one-on-one impromptu training with him. I helped him …

Uganda Malaria Update: Amanda Rodriquez

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I spent my service living at the last matatu stop of an urban area.  What lay beyond were endless maze, cassava, bean and banana fields with mud-brick structures scattered here and there with swamp lands and dense jungle intermitted.  I worked with a Community Based Organization (CBO) and a health …

Jorie – Every Child Deserves a 5th Birthday… Part 1 (a primer)

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April is Malaria Awareness month, and Peace Corps volunteers across Africa from Mali to Zambia to Kenya are working to build consciousness of what remains one of the continent’s most pressing health problems and one of the most deadly killers of children, especially those under five years old. When Westerners …

Alex – Every Child Deserves a 5th Birthday

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When I found out I would be serving in a West African country as a health volunteer, the first thing that came to mind in terms of diseases was HIV/AIDS and malnutrition. Turns out, malaria is the number one killer in Africa. This doesn’t mean that HIV/AIDS and malnutrition are …

Hooked on Meph

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Lean Ganj-Bakhsh It’s international Blog about Malaria Month. Yes, that’s a real thing. I suppose, then, that I’ll blog about malaria. Most of you probably don’t think about malaria… ever. It’s on my mind. I don’t want to get malaria. That seems logical, right? Fever, soul-crushing headaches, chills, the possibility of death – …

Tanya – Longing for a Better Tomorrow

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It’s the beginning of the peanut harvest and things are looking good for the crop. The heavy rains, which wiped out much of the pumpkin harvest and at least doubled the number of mosquitoes in the past few weeks, have given me an entirely different experience from where I was …

Blog About Malaria Month: Debrah Lee

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I’m still working on writing more consistently in this blog—new motivation: it’s officially BAMM! (Blog About Malaria Month—as of a few days ago) This month, Peace Corps Volunteers all over Africa will be blogging, tweeting, and updating about their experiences with malaria, preventing malaria in their communities and about malaria …

Sarah Goodman – Malaria Month

So I wrote a parody song to help Stomp Out Malaria in Africa. Stomp Out Malaria is a Peace Corps Wide Africa to stop this debilitating disease that affects the continent. As a member of Peace Corps Burkina Faso’s Community Health and AIDS Task Force (CHAT) we help promote Malaria …

Beth Davidson – Every Child Deserves a Fifth Birthday

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Five years is so close…but so far away. Talking with her father last year, I discovered that Sadi had an ID card for Fusina and her twin sister Asana made shortly after they were born. He showed me the fading cards with a smile on his face and pointed to …