Weekly Awesome Ghana: Volunteers Ghana Do Some Data Collection

by Olesya Trakhimets, SWAT Malaria Northern Region Representative and Jane Ng Peace Corps Ghana’s Standing with Africa to Terminate Malaria (SWAT Malaria) committee is linking PCVs in the field with the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative to assist PMI with ongoing data collection and explore new areas for research and collaboration. During …

Weekly Awesome Madagascar: You want nets? I’ll give you nets.

Health and Agriculture PC Trainees swear-in as PCVs on Friday May 10th.

May 10th was the official swearing-in where 36 Peace Corps Agriculture and Health Trainees became Peace Corps Volunteers. Jouvin Randria, Homestay Coordinator, recently went to the Stomping Out Malaria in Africa Boot Camp in Thies, Senegal in Feburary. He came back with an amazing idea. Let’s give ALL new PCVs …

Weekly Awesome Madagascar: Volunteer Spotlight: Teena Curry

Teena Curry giving a mosquito net to a mother after the child has received all vaccinations.

In her first two years while living in Amparafaravola which is located in the Lac Alaotra region of Madagascar, PCV Teena Curry with the youth group painted a mural depicting the malaria transmission cycle and the importance of sustained LLIN use. By the end of the event, 15 members of …

A LIFE Volunteers STOMPS MALARIA OUT in her village!

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On World Malaria day, I worked with my nearest health volunteer Jen Park to create two programs. 1.  In Mikunku, we did a malaria presentation at our Under 5 clinic and we over 50 women and children, and at least 8 men asking questions and getting involved in the discussion! …

PCV’s Brave the Rain on World Malaria Day in Western Region, Ghana

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By: Beth Davidson As lead representative for the Western Region, Sean Blaufuss coordinated volunteers Raven KuyKendall, Maggie Earnest, Alisa Langford, and Gayle Robinson on April 25th in the town of Sefwi-Wiowso.  They had originally planned to use music and a speaker set up to draw a crowd and do large-scale …

PCV’s in Ghana Utilize S.W.A.T. Bucket for World Malaria Day

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By: Beth Davidson Emmaline Repp organized the Upper East Region World Malaria Day event with her counterpart Joe and her Persons Living With AIDS Group, in Bolga.  Emma and Joe selected some more of the outgoing and long-time members of the group to train on certain elements of the SWAT …

Ghana PCV’S Come Together for World Malaria Day

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By: Beth Davidson The Tamale Outreach Event took place on April 26, 2012, from 3-5PM at the VIP bus station by the main taxi rink.  Initially, it was planned to hold the program at the Goil petrol station near the STC station, but problems arose and we had to move …

Peer Educators Workshop Hosted in Honor of World Malaria Day

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By: Megan Kirby In the Northern Region village of Bagurugu, we commemorated World Malaria Day by holding a Peer Educators workshop for new village health volunteers. There were fifteen interested community members in attendance, including three female traditional birth attendants. Bagurugu’s two nurses, Rukia and Sala, translated and contributed informational …

Ghana’s Ashanti Region holds World Malaria Day Event

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  By: Adam Biddle World Malaria Day in Ashanti Region took place on April 24th, 2012 in the towns of Ahodwo and Sakora Wonoo. The event started like any other event in Ghana, with loud music to draw attention. Once a crowd had formed, myself (Adam Biddle), Spencer Campbell, Amit …

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Malaria Prevention in Uganda

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Uganda became active in the Stomping Out Malaria initiative in February of 2012. With 122 volunteers placed in every region of the country there is potential to create an effective malaria prevention plan. According to the Presidents Malaria Initiative (PMI), “Malaria is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in …