Malaria Month: The Togo 2013 Report

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Throughout the month of April, volunteers from all over Togo held World Malaria Day activities. Here are just a few examples of how volunteers shared information about malaria with their communities: Sarah Hogan, a Health Volunteer, traveled to a nearby village with a local youth group to perform skits. The …

Upper West Region Malaria Education

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The SWAT bucket, a toolkit for malaria education, has been traveling across the Upper West Region of Ghana.  It stopped in my small farming village in mid September. First the facilitator’s malaria pictures were taken to the Primary school where over 200 smiling faces raised their hands proudly to share …

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Weekly Awesome Zambia: Natural Mosquito Repellent Production

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Natural Mosquito Repellent Production in Zambia: Soaps and Lotions:  Results of the research, design, and development of locally produced repellents in the Appropriate Technology context  in Luapula Province, Zambia Luapula Province, Zambia is blessed with fertile waterways, seasonal rivers, and an abundance of low lying wetlands. Combined with a reliably …

S.W.A.T. Central takes World Malaria Day head on!

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Central Region Peace Corps Volunteers came together on Sunday, April 22 2012 in our regional capital of Cape Coast to host a World Malaria Day event. As music was pumping and PCV’s were dancing the azonto, a small crowd gathered around to see what the action was about. Soon the …

Kedougou April Update

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Bonjour dear Kedougou comrades, Bienvenue to your second monthly malaria update! Ben and Ian spent a good chunk of March testing out mosquito net visual aids for the net distribution organization Networks. Overall they were very useful and extremely well received by our communities, though there was definitely room for …

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 …

Spotlight on PCV Emily Engel

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In September 2011, Health PCV Emily Engel from Anchorage, AL worked with her counterparts Haoua Ouédraogo and Mamouna Zida to promote neem cream production. The group created a full day workshop to reach all of the satellite villages in their health jurisdiction. During the workshop 55 women from surrounding villages …

4o miles, 6 villages, 5 days: the Mali Malaria awareness bike tour

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From March 3-8, a group of Mali PCVs biked a total of 40 miles and visited 6 villages to spread the Stomping Out Malaria in Africa message.  The first stop on the tour was Djoliba the home town of acclaimed musician Salif Keita.  PCVs rolled into town early in the morning …

Spotlight on Mali Volunteer Jade Way

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Mali PCV Jade Way (2010-2012) never stops moving.  Her passion for helping her community has led her to do a multitude of education and health related projects.  Among her many programs, she’s taken a strong stand against malaria in her village.  To begin, Jade made a formal baseline malaria survey …