Weekly Awesome HIV/AIDS & Malaria Co-Infection: Rusizi Radio Project

Students from GS St. Esprit Mushaka record a sketch for the radio.

As the few minutes of twilight turned to dark, we were still waiting for the sound engineers to arrive. The students were losing hope and I was losing them. One by one they left the school disappointed. When the sound engineers finally arrived an hour and a half late I …

Rwandan BE Campers Get Education in Malaria Prevention

BE campers crowd under a sheet during a malaria education game at BE Camp in Rusizi District, Rwanda.

This August, I joined several PCVs in introducing malaria education to BE (Boys Excelling) Camp in the Rusizi District. The Camp, which primarily teaches teenage boys about health and leadership skills, was the first ever to be held in the district. Fifty boys and ten junior facilitators participated in malaria …

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Saraya Work Zone Action Plan

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The volunteers of the Saraya work zone in southeastern Senegal have delivered their malaria action plan. Read on to find out what will be keeping these volunteers busy over the next few months! Research: [list style=”idea”] One volunteer at the regional hospital and other volunteers working with all different levels …

Velingara Work Zone Meeting

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As the rainy season slowly advances on the southern regions of Senegal, volunteers in the Velingara work zone came together today to improve their anti-malarial activities. We talked about new techniques for interventions against the disease and worked on our local language vocabulary related to malaria, mosquito nets, and other …

Kolda Regional Action Plan

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Seven volunteers from three different sectors convened in Kolda yesterday to deepen their understanding about malaria and prevention efforts and to discuss work zone action plans. Volunteers spent the morning with Senegal’s Malaria Team to enhance their knowledge about this complex disease and learn about what our partners are already …

Tambacounda Regional Action Plan

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Senegal malaria team members passed through Tambacounda for a day to assist the region in putting together their work zone action plans for the coming months and to provide additional on-demand training. Here’s what will be keeping the Koumpentoum and Tamba volunteers busy this rainy season and beyond!  Koumpentoum Action …

Kaffrine Regional Action Plan

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Volunteers from Nioro, Kaffrine and Koungheul came together today (June 22nd) for the first time to talk specifically about malaria and what we can do as volunteers to stomp it out. Volunteers representing every sector in Senegal participated in a day long training and together came up with these work zone action …

PC Film Crew Visits STOMP PCVS in Zambia to learn more about the Net Durability Study!

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David Berger, Brittany McFall, Tiffany Safia, Bob Morris, Jane Coleman  Edward Perry and Lee Gillenwater visited Zambia in May 2012 for a week to learn more about the Stomp PMI/CDC Net Durability Study. All were great sports and spoke on their experience in the study, how much they have enjoyed being part of a research …

PCV becomes the ‘Malaria Guru’ in his village!

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A Peace Corps Health Volunteer becomes the ‘Malaria Guru & Professor’ in his village this week, when he taught 48 women and 9 men about malaria prevention, sign and symptoms, and treatment for World Malaria Day! Photos and resource materials are to follow…. David N. Berger, CHIP Volunteer, 2011-2013

Cameroon Update: Jesse Casanova

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Jesse Casanova blogs about malaria on The Ledger. “A child dies every 60 seconds from malaria, a problem which we are all working together to fight,” he said. “So far there has been a wide range of mosquito net distributions and campaigns to teach people how to properly hang up …

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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 …

S.W.A.T. – Standing With Africa to Terminate Malaria In-Service Training

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By: Johanna Twiford S.W.A.T. Malaria met on Monday, April 16th, 2012 at Bunso Cocoa College in the Eastern Region of Ghana to educate and train the new regional representatives. The ten (10) new regional representatives were educated on the basics of malaria, prevention methods, treatment methods, and interventions. They were …

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 …

Malaria in a Provincial Hospital

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As I strolled down the dirt road–dust kicking up in between my feet and flip-flops, the smell of rain in the air, tomatoes, onions and fish being sold by market women, I found myself just walking to walk, thinking to think, and absorbing what I just watched earlier in the …

Mozambique Updates: Adrienne Long

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The picture is of PCVs Adrienne Long (left) and Megan Nelson with SCIP (Strengthening Communities through Integrated Programming) employees, including a regional coordinator, water and sanitation technician, youth coordinator, HIV prevention technician, and members of a theater group. Unfortunately, she does not have pictures from the Monday broadcast, but she …

Gambia Updates: Stomp Annual Report

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Nets 1)  Distributions where PC was the driving force behind the distribution taking place: PCTG has not been the driving force behind a bed net distribution since the 2010 distribution in Upper River Region.  The distributions went well to the best of my knowledge, but there were leftover bed nets …

Uganda Malaria Update: Amanda Rodriquez

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I spent my service living at the last matatu stop of an urban area.  What lay beyond were endless maze, cassava, bean and banana fields with mud-brick structures scattered here and there with swamp lands and dense jungle intermitted.  I worked with a Community Based Organization (CBO) and a health …

Linguere Malaria Update: April

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On Saturday, April 6th, volunteers in the Louga region met to discuss malaria prevention activities. Senegal’s universal coverage campaign is coming to the northern region this month, and the meeting, held in Linguere, was convened to allow volunteers to discuss their plans to contribute. In previous distributions, volunteers have helped …

Senegal’s Monthly Malaria Update

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Keeping Peace Corps Volunteers in the field updated on what’s going on all over their posts can be difficult. Getting those same volunteers to share the great news about work they’re doing with NGOs and other partners at post can be almost impossible. That’s why Peace Corps Senegal is implementing …