Togo Weekly Awesome: Small Scale Net Distribution

Even though a mass net distribution happened months before, when I came to Kaniamboua two years ago many families in my community didn’t have bed nets or didn’t have enough bed nets to cover all the sleeping spaces in their household. Bed nets were difficult to find, they were mostly …

Togo Weekly Awesome: Country Wide Bed Net Distribution

Togo had a country wide bed net distribution in August and September to achieve 100% bed net coverage, defined as 1 net per 2 people in a household. About 25 Peace Corps volunteers participated in the distribution by attending and contributing suggestions at community health agent meetings/trainings, going on house …

Togo Weekly Awesome: What Can You Use Empty Cans For?

Last month PCV Chelsea Clarke put some empty tin cans to good use. Chelsea lives in a small village in northern Togo. Though she is an environmental volunteer, she knows that malaria affects EVERYBODY and she wanted to do something about it. Chelsea got the idea for making portable mosquito …

Weekly Awesome: New malaria resource distributed to volunteers

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The 2013 edition of the Togo Malaria Toolkit is now available!  The toolkit helpful and straightforward information on malaria, project ideas and descriptions, and an array of additional resources. The toolkit will help volunteers across all sectors and all regions of Togo to implement malaria-related activities in their communities.   …

Malaria Murals Across Togo

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From October 2012 to February 2013, 12 PCVs worked with local community groups and schools to paint 14 malaria murals across Togo. The murals focused on malaria transmission and bed net use. The murals were painted in public meeting spaces and markets, on the sides of schools and at local …

Weekly Awesome: Volunteers Publish Findings on Bed Net Distribution Campaign

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Togo RPCVs Abigail Aldridge, Elizabeth Steven and Justin Hugelen-Padin  recently published a paper in the Malaria Journal entitled Evaluation of the 2011 long-lasting, insecticide-treated net distribution for universal coverage in Togo. The article is published in the Malaria Journal on their national mosquito net survey.  Here’s a quick look at …

Marche Madness: Taking Malaria to the Market

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“Pure Water! Pure water! Kpono! Kpono! Tomate! Tomate! Palu! Palu!… wait palu?” The market is often filled with the shouts of women selling their goods, but in Togolese villages the market has now become a forum for discussion on malaria (in Togo we say palu). The market is not just …

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 …

Stomping Out Malaria in Africa

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Martin Sterlicchi April 25th is World Malaria Day. A day to get everyone on board with stomping out malaria around the world. It’s scary to think that malaria is currently the biggest killer over here in Africa, and that it’s also one of the top reasons many kids never make …

No Wonder!

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Elizabeth Stevens With cyclic fever, chills, vomiting, diarrhea, and malaise, who can blame anyone for not being able to head into work? As a result, malaria endemic countries suffer huge losses in GDP and productivity every year. Read Elizabeth’s blog here Read about Peace Corps Togo here