Madagascar Mini Boot Camp

Nicole Pampanin, Education PCV and Brad Akers, Health PCV get hands-on with repairing nets at the first of many One-Day Boot Camps in Madagascar.

The Madagascar Stomp team facilitated the first of many mini boot camps last week! On Friday, February 22, fifteen Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) from the Tamatave, Moramanga and Ambatondrazaka regions gathered in Moramanga for a one-day mini boot camp on malaria. Most participants had not received any malaria training prior …

Manakara Malaria Training

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From August 27-29, eight Peace Corps Volunteers and ten community health worker (CHWs) counterparts met in Manakara, Madagascar for a regional malaria training.  The southeastern region of Madagascar has some of the highest prevalence rates of malaria in the country and volunteers from all sectors recognize the importance of malaria …

Crossing Sectors, Part 2

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  Volunteers from all 4 sectors are teaming up to prevent malaria in their communities in Madagascar. With no health volunteer around, education PCV Stephanie Edwards and Environment PCV David Illgen, took it upon themselves to talk to various groups about malaria prevention.   Photos: Chalkboard brainstorming at the Girls’ …

Crossing Sectors, Part 1

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Volunteers from all 4 sectors are teaming up to prevent malaria in their communities in Madagascar. With no health volunteer around, education PCV Stephanie Edwards and Environment PCV David Illgen, took it upon themselves to talk to various groups about malaria prevention. The video featured here is their girls’ club song. …

The Sud Est Bike Tour

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In Madagascar, the South Eastern region has been hardest hit by malaria in recent years. This year for World Malaria Day, the Sud Est Volunteers really took action, with an eight community malaria fighting bike tour. The bike tour, largely fueled by the regions three health volunteers: Raffaele Macri, Brittany Bemis and …

World Malaria Day? World Malaria Month!

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Nothing like a little friendly competition. The month of April marked Malaria Month here in Madagascar, and along with that came the malaria month competition. Volunteers were challenging each other by region for most malaria projects and third goal activities completed. There were guidelines for the amount of points that …

Murals Across Madagascar!

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Throughout the months of April and May, in celebration of World Malaria Day 2012, Volunteers around Madagascar painted 16 murals with community groups, using them as an introduction to many other malaria prevention projects in their communities.

Spotlight on Volunteer Monica Skelton

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Focusing in on the Future.  Monica Skelton, a health volunteer in the south of Madagascar, turned what was originally an idea for a simple World Malaria Day project into a multiple week event to educate youth and their families about malaria prevention. She went around to every house in the small …

Lets Talk About Malaria

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Mariana Andrade-Bejarano Observe the illustration and picture myself and other volunteers talking about it, step by step. Read Mariana’s blog here Read about Peace Corps Madagascar here

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Malaria Murals: Mariana Andrade-Bejarano

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Here are some pictures of the malaria murals being done!  The first one is Mariana Andrade-Bejarano (in the back) who designed the mural, with a group of students she taught a malaria lesson to using the picture. The rest are of the Peace Corps Trainees and staff painting the mural in Mantasoa this past …

Malaria in Madagascar’s Children

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Debrah Lee In Madagascar, malaria is the second cause of morbidity of children under five and accounts for 14% of hospital admissions in that same age group. Read Debrah’s blog here Read about Peace Corps Madagascar here

Malaria Prevention in the Sud-Est

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Yu Sun Lets make sure that every African child can celebrate their 5th birthday. Read Yu’s blog here Read about Peace Corps Madagascar here

Tea & Talk

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Amber Sheets In my town we will be marking the day by teaching people how to make neem cream. What will you do in 2012 to help end malaria? Read Amber’s blog here Read about Peace Corps Madagascar here

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 …

Homemade mosquito repellent: Jason Singer

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In cooperation with a Peace Corps Africa initiative, all of Madagascar’s volunteers have been asked to make a special effort to combat malaria in our local communities. While my efforts to procure mosquito nets for my town have so far been unsuccessful (there is a big shortage in the entire …

Neem Repellent

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Nicole Keusch For Malaria Month, neem cream demonstrations are going to be a big component of what volunteers do in their community. Read Nicole’s blog here Read about Peace Corps Madagascar here

Every Child Deserves a 5th Birthday: Monica Skelton

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Monica Skelton This illustrates a couple things: proper net usage, and caring for a malaria-affected child. Last year in Madagascar, 56% of children with a fever did not seek any treatment. Read Monica’s blog here Read about Peace Corps Madagascar here