63rd ASTMH: Accelerating to Zero

What impresses me the most about walking the halls of the ASTMH is the breadth of the research on display. From the most minute details of the parasite’s surface proteins to the challenge of getting drugs to millions of people in mass screen and treat (MSAT) campaigns, malaria is being …

SMS for Life Training of Regional Trainers in Cameroon

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From May 6-8, 2014, Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) helped facilitate the SMS for Life training of regional trainers in Mbalmayo, Cameroon. Malaria No More, Greenmash Inc. and central level staff from the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) held a three-day workshop and successfully trained the regional trainers and representatives from …

Peace Corps Cameroon Hosts Malaria “Test, Talk and Treat” Campaign

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  To commemorate the 7th Annual World Malaria Day on April 25, 2014, Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) and staff partnered with the Cameroon Red Cross and the Cameroon Ministry of Public Health to host a one-day malaria testing and educational campaign, testing 500 people with rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) donated …

Weekly Awesome Partnerships: Installing a Malaria Advisory Team in Cameroon

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Peace Corps Cameroon recognizes the value of partnerships in the fight to end malaria.  On November 8, 2013, members of the newly created Malaria Advisory Team had their first official meeting, with the topic of partnership development high on the agenda. Members of the team include: Four Peace Corps Volunteers …

Weekly Awesome Cameroon: Implementing SMS for Life in Cameroon

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Peace Corps Cameroon is building a partnership with the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) as part of our Stomping Out Malaria initiative.  Peace Corps volunteers have a great opportunity to partner with the NMCP through the SMS for Life program. The project is integrating 13 volunteers, from all sectors, representing …

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Media Engagement With Malaria: Spotlight on Radio Health International

PCRV, Imoite Omulepu with MNM and RHI staff.

Malaria No More (MNM) is continuing to develop new partnerships with radio stations across Cameroon to join in the fight against malaria under the K.O. PALU NightWatch campaign. On 17 June 2013, the Cameroon team delivered a certificate of recognition signed by the Minister of Public Health and the Minister …

Promoting the World Malaria Day Concert

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To celebrate the 6th World Malaria Day, Cameroon’s Minister of Public Health (MoPH) and Malaria No More (MNM) are co-hosting a concert in Yaounde featuring some of Cameroon’s most popular musical artists. In addition to highlighting the progress Cameroon has made in the fight against malaria over the last year …

Weekly Awesome Ghana: NightWatch PSA Campaign

PCV Sean Blaufuss spending time at his local radio station, Da Beat 95.5 FM

The scratchy pitch of the radio still dominates in small communities across Ghana and the developing world.  Men lay on thatched mats listening to the radio in an attempt to escape the stifling heat and humidity, the youth dance rhythmically to Hip Hop and Hiplife beats, and women listen patiently …

Cameroon is Stomping Out Malaria

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Stomping Out Malaria in Africa ….. What audacity! What bravado! Yet this is exactly the challenge that Peace Corps Cameroon Volunteers have decided to undertake. What’s more, we sincerely believe that that we can succeed in this task! Malaria is the number one killer of children under 5 years old …

Day 7: “Putting the Pieces Together” and “Becoming a Malaria Salesperson”

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Matt McLaughlin kicked off the seventh day of boot camp IV with leading a riveting discussion about the Project Management Cycle. Attendees discussed the importance and use of the tools they’ve been learning about varying from formative research to monitoring and evaluating. They also pieced these tools into the broader …

NightWatch: Promoting Mosquito Net Use in Senegal

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Peace Corps Senegal is excited to be partnering with Malaria No More and Speak Up Africa to bring the fight against malaria into classrooms across the country using the NightWatch campaign. NightWatch is a combination of a communication campaign and a school curriculum, both designed to encourage Senegalese people to …

How to be a Malaria Salesperson

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After a presentation on malaria advocacy from Fara Ndiaye of Malaria No More, participants practice pitching malaria prevention to different leaders that can influence a community. [divider top=”0″] Malaria Sales Pitch View more PowerPoint from stompoutmalaria