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Weekly Awesome Burkina Faso: Promoting Good Health Practices to a Low-Literate Audience

Since April 2012, PCV Clarissa has focused much of her work on researching mosquito net use in her community and educating the population about proper net use. Her village suffers from a low literacy rate. In order to overcome this obstacle, Clarissa created visual aids to be used as a survey tool. She constructed two boxes: one box with a picture of somebody sleeping under a mosquito net and one box with a picture of somebody sleeping without a mosquito net. Clarissa asks women to place a stone in either box depending on how they slept the night before. Then, Clarissa and her counterpart discuss malaria transmission, prevention techniques, and treatment strategies.

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Weekly Awesome Burkina Faso: Extending Malaria Education to Rural Populations

By working outside of his health clinic, Gerard and his counterpart have targeted a population that lacks access to information about important health issues. Their mission is to teach the community of how to they can protect themselves from malaria and to reduce the incidence of malaria overall in their community.

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McKenna Radunzel is an education volunteer living and working in a village in southwest Burkina Faso. McKenna works with a women’s association in her village. The association, consisting of 41 women, started to make mosquito repellent cream called neem cream.

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Weekly Awesome Burkina Faso: Teaming up with a Village Midwife to Combat Malaria

Anna Callaghan is a community health development volunteer living in a village located in the eastern region of Burkina Faso. Upon arriving in her village, Anna started to learn about the community needs by utilizing a series of tools she learned in pre-service training (PST). After a couple months of assessing the needs of the community, she discovered that malaria was a major problem in her village.

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PCV Michael Corcoran lives in a small village located in the Sourou valley of Burkina Faso. After attending malaria training with the president of his village COGES (the committee that serves as an intermediary between his local health clinic and the community), Michael and his counterpart decided to work together to develop a series of door to door mosquito net campaigns.
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PCV Michael Corcoran lives in a small village located in the Sourou valley of Burkina Faso. After attending malaria training with the president of his village COGES (the committee that serves as an intermediary between his local health clinic and the community), Michael and his counterpart decided to work together to develop a series of door to door mosquito net campaigns.

Read the full report here!