Including OVCs In the Fight Against Malaria

Peace Corps Rwanda Volunteer, Nancy Erickson, teaching the basics of net care and repair

Written by Melissa Denton, a Health Volunteer who serves in the Southern Province of Rwanda This year, for World Malaria Month, Peace Corps Volunteers in the Southern Province worked diligently to incorporate OVCs (orphans and vulnerable children) into the fight against malaria. As Rwanda’s President, Paul Kagame, said, “For the …

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 …

World Malaria Month 2015: Adam’s First Blog Post Ever

written by: Adam Nothem (this post is an adaptation of Adam’s original post “Malaria in the Village“) My name is Adam Nothem. I’m a Peace Corps Health Volunteer in a small village in the southern-most region in Tanzania. I am also the Regional Malaria Coordinator for Mtwara region, Lindi region, …

Uganda Weekly Awesome: Nightwatch Surprises

Working as a health volunteer with a local NGO, I didn’t think I would have many opportunities to work in or appreciate the Ugandan school system. Boy, was I wrong. Back in April, I participated in World Malaria Month. One of my major programs was implementing the Night Watch Curriculum …

Malaria Month Madness at Peace Corps Rwanda: The Scavenger Hunt

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This World Malaria Month, my region, the Best Coast (West Coast) wanted to do something big to win. We wanted to show the rest of the country stompers that despite our small numbers and previous lack of participation and general excitement in any and all STOMP events, we could rally …

Weekly Awesome Uganda: PCV Inspires Village, Himself, while Stomping Out Malaria

Song by Baganafa VSLA group

Aaron Stroud-Romero is a two-time Peace Corps Volunteer, now serving in Central Uganda.  He is an Economic Development Volunteer, focusing on Village Savings & Loans Associations in the area.  He is also the leader of the Microfinance Uganda Think-Tank. Written by Aaron Stroud-Romero I was in my fourth year of …

Weekly Awesome Uganda: Volunteers & Students Smack Down Mosquitoes!

Mary Mcalpin cheers as malaria is defeated, one rolling pin at a time.

Mary Mcalpin is an Education Volunteer and Tutor at the Primary Teachers College in Jinja Uganda.  She worked alongside her regional peers to compete in the World Malaria Month Challenge all throughout April. Written By Mary Mcalpin To heighten awareness to the very real problem of malaria, I did a …

Weekly Awesome Uganda: World Malaria Month Hits Uganda!

Malaria projects from all over Uganda

During the month of April, Peace Corps Uganda LIT UP some mosquitoes.  The entire country of Volunteers stood up, jumped, and took a giant STOMP against malaria!  Volunteers competed against each  Here are some of the results: By the numbers: >80% of Volunteers participating in a malaria event in the …

Volunteers Give Skill-Based Education in Net Repair

Robin Rentrope alongside her students who have completed their practice net repair session.

Peace Corps Volunteers are scrappy, innovative, and willing to make time—even when none technically exists—to make a difference in their community.  Over the past month of malaria activities, Volunteers utilized their flexibility, language and cultural skills, and ability to stretch limited resources to extend life-saving malaria messages to millions of …