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 …

PC Health Volunteer works with World Vision on a World Malaria Day event in her village!

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Community Health & Improvement Program Peace Corps Volunteer collaborated with World Vision today on a World Malaria Day event in Zambia’s Southern Province! An opening prayer, malaria education skits by neighborhood health committees, and poems and music were written about malaria prevention!  Environmental Health Officers were participating from the MoH and …

An Impromptu Malaria Talk

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During last March, I went to visit my village during my long stay at the Kasama house after fracturing my leg. I met with a neighbor who informed me that his family has been severely inflicted by malaria, so I did a one-on-one impromptu training with him. I helped him …

World Malaria Day Drama

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Michelle Crothers With my students’ input, I had organized activities with them to commemorate World Malaria Day (April 25th). Read Michelle’s blog here Read about Peace Corps Mozambique here

Mosquitoes. (BAMM 2012)

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Shannon Ogden They are everywhere here. I am getting bitten constantly. Even back in the states, mosquitoes loved to bite me. While in the US, getting bitten means feeling uncomfortably itchy for awhile, here there is a much bigger consequence: contracting malaria. It’s so common here that whenever people are …

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 …

The Number One Killer in Mozambique

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Cameron Ingram A considerable portion of my blogs have been dedicated to HIV/AIDS, poverty, cultural oddities, the ungodly heat, eating beans, and my health. All very important topics, but it’s embarrassing to admit that not one of my blogs has been dedicated to, or has even mentioned, the number one …

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 …

Strengthening Communities, Saving Children

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Adrienne Long Under-five mortality rate is the probability per 1,000 that a newborn baby will die before reaching age five, if subject to current age-specific mortality rates. In 2010, the under-five mortality rate in the United States was 8. This same year in Mozambique, the rate was 135. And the …

PCVs Start a Malaria Home Education Project Across Senegal!

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Teaming up again with our local partner NetWorks, Peace Corps Senegal volunteers and the health workers in their villages are getting out to homes across the country and teaching families about how to properly use and maintain their mosquito nets. Using illustrated, laminated cards designed and created by NetWorks, volunteers …

Ben Gascoigne – Rice Sacks and World Malaria Day

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April 25th is World Malaria Day. On that day, mosquito net care and repair stations will be available at my community’s health post and 196 rice sacks will line the road from my village’s town center to the health post. Needles, thread, soap, buckets, and water will be provided through community …

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 …