Weekly Awesome Guinea: Taking a malaria minute

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By: PCV Alanna Murphy, PC/Guinea Today’s post is from Peace Corps Guinea Education Volunteer Alanna Murphy, from Laguna Beach, CA, who teaches English to middle and high school students in the region of Mandiana in Haute Guinée (Upper Guinea). Alanna’s stage, G22, arrived in Guinea in July 2012. In April, Alanna …

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Weekly Awesome Guinea: Developing Malaria Lesson Plans

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By: PCV Sarah Reid, PC/Guinea Sarah Reid is a Peace Corps Education Volunteer from Richmond, Virginia. She is currently finishing her two years of service as a Chemistry teacher in the Fouta region of Guinea. Today, she writes for us about her work with her 7th-10th grade students, teaching them …

Sara Teising: My Malaria Narrative

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By: PCV Sara Teising, PC/Guinea Every week I go down to my local health center in Bate Nafadji that services as many as 30 other villages in the area with a radius of about 50 km.  I volunteer in the pharmacy with another Guinean woman, Madame Traore who is very …

Zach Bachtell: Malaria work isn’t just for Health Volunteers

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By: PCV Zach Bachtell, PC/Guinea April was “Malaria Month” here in Peace Corps Guinea, and in the rest of Peace Corps countries for that matter, and April 25th was World Malaria Day!!  Volunteers all over the world have been working hard on malaria projects this month, whether promoting awareness, better …

Sarah Reid: Do you dare the moustiquaire?

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By: PCV Sarah Reid, PC/Guinea Over our school’s past spring break (a terribly timed interval spanning from a Wednesday to the following Thursday), I stopped in Kindia for several days.  Mme. Sow, a teacher from Lafou and my best friend at site, had invited me to spend some time with …

Excel Training

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Guest BAMM Blog by Michelle Evans No, we are not celebrating the disease, but the fight against it.  As part of PC Guinea’s celebration of malaria month, we have all been challenged to get involved in malaria projects at our sites.  Our malaria coordinator even made a competition out of …

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Stomping Toward April

PCV Zach Bachtell after giving a malaria sensitization to his friend Mohamed Suaré's family at the Regional Malaria Training in Labe.

As April approaches, so does Malaria Month! Peace Corps Guinea is proud to announce its first ever Malaria Month contest. The one-month countdown to World Malaria Day, on April 25th, has begun. While this day is a momentous time for raising awareness about the disease, malaria transmission occurs year-round in …

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First Week of Stomp Guinea

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It’s been a busy first week here in Conakry! I arrived late Sunday night and got to work first thing Monday morning, starting with introductions. Country Director Julie Burns and PC/Guinea Staff extended me a warm welcome. There is a lot of excitement in the office about the Stomping Out …

The Last Day of Malaria Boot Camp IV

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The past tend days here at Malaria Boot Camp in Thiès, Senegal, have been very exciting. The newest members of the Stomping Out Malaria in Africa initiative have been completely immersed in learning about malaria eradication efforts across the continent. Even with our small budget we have assembled 20 volunteers …