Operation: Malaria Skillz

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Written by Megan Rossi, National Malaria Coordinator for Peace Corps Malawi Operation Smile is an international charity that works with medical volunteers from all over the world to fix cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities of children and young people. The organization has provided hundreds of thousands of free …

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 …

Weekly Awesome Malawi: Moving Forward – Malawi SWAG Takes Over

Written by: Beccy Burleson The end of an era is quickly approaching in the world of Malaria outreach in Malawi. Our first team of regional coordinators will COS in April, and a new team fresh from boot camp in Senegal will take over. We’ve even got a sweet new name: …

Weekly Awesome Malawi: Southern Region Mini-Malaria Bootcamp

Written by: Devyn Lee, Education Volunteer 2014-2016 From December 14-17, 2014, 15 Peace Corps Volunteers and 15 Malawian counterparts from the Southern and Central regions attended Malawi’s first ever regional Mini-Malaria Bootcamp. The training took place in Blantyre, Malawi’s Southern Region, and provided opportunities for volunteers and their counterparts from all Peace Corps Malawi sectors (Health, Environment …

Weekly Awesome Malawi: Bike-Out-Malaria

Written by: Kaylee Beck, Education Volunteer 2013-2015 World Malaria Month may be in April, but that doesn’t stop Peace Corps volunteers in Malawi from devoting one November week to Stomping Out Malaria. Six volunteers from the health and education sectors, as well as their local counterparts, cycled 50km to eight …

PMI and Peace Corps Collaboration in Malawi

I’m Dan Marthey and I’m a Peace Corps volunteer in the health sector posted in the Karonga district of northern Malawi. I arrived in Malawi in March, 2013. The following September I attended Stomping-Out Malaria in Africa “Boot-Camp” in Thies, Senegal. From that point my work as a volunteer has …

Malawi Weekly Awesome: Malaria Mural Montage

It is impossible to live and work in Malawi without witnessing the negative impact of malaria on the people here. As an Education PCV teaching secondary school students, I see not the presence of disease, but rather the absences it creates. During rainy season, class size dwindles as my students …

Malawi Weekly Awesome: Six RMV’s take on Malawi’s First Mini Boot Camp

The Stomp Out Malaria team in Malawi is growing, fast and strong. On July 23, 2014, after three days of comprehensive malaria trainings, we welcomed six new Regional Malaria Volunteers (RMVs) to our team of national malaria fighters. The short, intensive training program was the first of its kind in …

Weekly Awesome: Boot Camp VIII-A Brighter Future In Malaria Prevention

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Prior to coming to malaria boot camp I wasn’t sure what to expect from the experience. I read and prepared as much as anyone could, although many things have still caught me off guard from my original expectations. I can say I have rarely been in the same room as …

New Trainees Compete and Learn About Bed Nets

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What better way to start out April than to meet Peace Corps Malawi’s 18 new trainees and educate about malaria! On April first I headed up north from my site to greet the new Peace Corps trainees who arrived in Malawi on March 7, 2013. They seemed super enthusiastic and …

Kate Dieringer: Making Malaria Strides in Malawi

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By: PCV Kate Dieringer, PC/Malawi A three year old boy cowers behind his mother, looking up at me with tears in his tired eyes. I quietly greet his mother in Chichewa, the language common to the Southern region of Malawi, my country of service. It has taken about a year and …

When It Becomes Personal

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Nearly one year has passed at my site in the Central District of Malawi, Africa. I have seen cold season, hot season (a dreadful climate) and rainy season all. Not only is it my one year mark, but April 25th is World Malaria Day. Most of my friends who know …