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 Uganda: I Am A Malaria Fighter

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Written by Caitlin Costello Every hand goes up when I ask who has had malaria, but they are stumped when I ask if they can prevent malaria. My audience stares back at me perplexed at first and then eager when I tell them over our week of malaria activities they …

Andrew “Odeke” Boston Turns Up the Volume Against Malaria with Aisa 92.4

Andrew "Odeke" Boston sends the malaria messages through the airwaves in Ngora

Written by Andrew Boston: As a Peace Corps volunteer I work with Aisa 92.4 radio station in Eastern Uganda,  helping manage day to day operations along with hosting 4 hours of radio programming every day. We cover a broad range of topics, from economic development to public health to current …

A Promise to Protect Your Dreams

On April 25th, World Malaria Day, Erica Berlin, her CM2 school teacher, Abdoulaye Bodian, and her school director, Pape Ousmane Diedhiou, conducted the last of a series of malaria after school classes for 24 primary school students. This school curriculum, called Nightwatch, teaches students about malaria and how to prevent …

Weekly Awesome Ghana: March 2013 Camp Opportunity

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Camp Opportunity took place from February 24th to March 1st in the Upper West Region in Ghana.  36 exemplary girls from junior high school level attended the camp. The goal of the camp was to provide education on vocations, alternative livelihood projects/food security, health and diversity.  It also provided training …

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 …

Nightwatch Curriculum Week

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By: PCVs Chelsea Moeller and Rachel Zorn Teachers: PCV Rachel Zorn, PCV Chelsea Moeller, Monsieur Balde Location: Anambe Elementary School (PCV Rachel Zorn’s Site), Kolda Region Date: December 11-15, 2012 NighWatch is a 6-day malaria education curriculum designed for elementary and middle school students. Malaria No More created the curriculum …

Nightwatch: Chelsea Moeller

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Volunteer: Chelsea Moeller Region: Kolda Blog: http://blueinafrica.blogspot.com Chelsea recently finished a week-long after school curriculum with middle school students. This curriculum, developed by Malaria No More and the Lalela Project, emphasized 9 facts about malaria. Students learn about the importance of using mosquito nets, how to hang them properly, and why it’s important …

Nightwatch: Sarah Kuech

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Volunteer: Sarah Kuech Region: Kolda Blog: http://heartofcheese.tumblr.com Sarah recently finished a week-long after school curriculum with middle school students. This curriculum, developed by Malaria No More and the Lalela Project, emphasized 9 facts about malaria. Students learn about the importance of using mosquito nets, how to hang them properly, and why it’s …