Weekly Awesome Madagascar: Historical LLIN Distribution Scheduled for 2015

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Written by: Liz Toomey, Malaria Coordinator The largest LLIN distribution in the history of Madagascar is scheduled to take place this September-November.  There will be over 11 million nets distributed in 92 out of the 112 districts in Madagascar by PMI/Global Fund.  With an estimated population of 23 million citizens …

Senegal PCVs Throw a Malaria Block Party

Making the pledge at a young age. Photo by PCV Lexi Merrick

adapted from “Kolda PCVs Throw a Malaria “Block Party”” published on peacecorpssenegal.org The words “malaria” and “party” are not often found in the same sentence, but as Peace Corps Africa’s Malaria Month draws to a close, PCVs in Senegal’s Kolda region went out with a bang by hosting a neighborhood malaria …

World Malaria Month 2015: Two-Day Malaria Education Campaign in Burkina Faso

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Written by: PCV Kristopher Mills (Burkina Faso) April 25 is the International World Malaria Day.  World Malaria Day was established and approved at the 60th World Health Assembly (WHA) in March 2007. It replaced Africa Malaria Day, which was commemorated every year since 2001 on 25 April. On World Malaria Day advocates and citizens …

World Malaria Month 2015: Rwanda’s Ten-Mile Malaria Walk

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In celebration of World Malaria Month, eight Peace Corps Volunteers in the Southern Province of Rwanda completed a ten-mile Malaria Walk to spread the message of malaria prevention to nearly 1,000 school-age children. Participants in the Walk included Community Health Volunteers Melissa Denton, Vanessa Da Costa, Grace Mullin, Tracy Abiaka, …

Bridging the Care-Seeking Gap with ProAct

Matt McLaughlin with Peace Corps Volunteers Karin Nordstrom, Ann? Linn, and Dr. Youssoupha Ndiaye presenting a poster on ProACT at the ASTMH conference.

This blog is part of the #DefeatMalaria World Malaria Day blog series hosted by Roll Back Malaria, to be published between April 8 and May 1, 2015 By Matt McLaughlin, Program Manager of Peace Corps Stomping Out Malaria in Africa initiative. Sokhna lived in the village of Missira Dantilla nestled in the rolling hills of …

World Malaria Month 2015: Malaria Education in a Leper Community

Written by Loren Diesi, Education PCV Madagascar 2013-2015 He walked next to me, crutches moving under his arms as I carried his bucket down to the river. He sat down a few feet from the river bank, trying to keep out of the heat. I took a few steps into …

World Malaria Month 2015: Murals and More in Malawi

written by: Beccy Burleson, PCV Malawi In Peace Corps we devote the entire month of April to activities promoting the eradication of malaria in Africa. We call it World Malaria Month. Malaria remains a huge problem in Africa. Actually, it remains a huge problem worldwide, with approximately 207 million cases …

World Malaria Month 2015: Adam’s First Blog Post Ever

written by: Adam Nothem (this post is an adaptation of Adam’s original post “Malaria in the Village“) My name is Adam Nothem. I’m a Peace Corps Health Volunteer in a small village in the southern-most region in Tanzania. I am also the Regional Malaria Coordinator for Mtwara region, Lindi region, …

Weekly Awesome Madagascar: Impromptu Malaria Events, Gasy Style

Written by: Liz Toomey, PCRV, Malaria Coordinator Earlier this month PCVs from the east coast of Madagascar decided to incorporate a Malaria Event in one of the local elementary schools into their upcoming Volunteer Action Committee (VAC) meeting.  Organizing an event such as this requires zero funding and minimal planning, …