Announcing: a proud partnership between Stomping...
WASHINGTON, D.C., November 16, 2011 – The Peace Corps and Malaria No More, an organization determined to end malaria deaths in Africa by 2015, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) October 31, 2011 to combine forces in malaria prevention in Africa. “Peace Corps volunteers serve in some of the most remote areas of the world, working at the grassroots level to prevent malaria by distributing...
Peace Corps volunteers serve in some of the most remote areas of the world,...– Peace Corps Director Aaron S. Williams http://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=resources.media.press.view&news_id=1909
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The Peace Corps and Malaria No More, an organization determined to end malaria deaths in Africa by 2015, signed a memorandum of understanding October 31, 2011 to combine forces in malaria prevention in Africa.
We had no experience with Universal Coverage. Peace Corps had a model that...– Dr. Pape Moussa Thior, Director of the National Malaria Control Program in Senegal. Quotation from a presentation made during Stomping Out Malaria in Africa’s 2nd Boot Camp.
Weekly Awesome: Tanzania, Part IV
Highlight on: Merritt Driscoll As a health volunteer placed in Mtwara Town, on the southern coast of Tanzania, I am working directly with an organization called International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH). I-TECH works in collaboration with U.S. Center for Disease Control and the Tanzanian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare to strengthen the training of health care...
Weekly Awesome: Tanzania, Part III
Highlight: Gigi Zahir Peace Corps Tanzania Volunteer in the Education and Health sectors since September 2007 I have been fortunate to serve in two sectors of Peace Corps Tanzania, over three different regions (Newala-the Deep South, the island of Zanzibar, and Iringa-the Southern Highlands). In my first three years I taught biology and chemistry. While teaching biology and chemistry, both...
Weekly Awesome: Tanzania, Part I
Anita Ramamurthy and Supply Chain Management My current assignment is to work with various partners (Zanzibar Ministry of Health (ZMOH); USAID/JSI/SCMS/; Danish International Development Agency (DANDIA)) in order to implement a new pilot program that allows for an integrated system for drug distribution and procurement. The goal of this program is to let each sub-facility order drugs through...
Weekly Awesome Senegal, part IV: The Malaria Army
As a part of scaling up every malaria intervention here in Senegal, we’re bringing detailed malaria training to a new group of volunteers. The 20 members of Peace Corps Senegal’s Malaria Army are receiving advanced malaria science training. Then they bring their knowledge to the other volunteers and community health workers in their regions. Their expertise allows them to pilot new, innovative...
Weekly Awesome: Ghana, part V
On-Going and Future Projects Potential projects include collaboration with university development studies and marketing classes to create malaria awareness and prevention messages in various mediums. Another idea is to devise and support a sustainable method of net distributions and maintenance by promoting them as a viable enterprise. PC Ghana is also working closely with two main...
Weekly Awesome: Ghana, part II
Introducing 3 of the 34 the Ghana Malaria Team Members: SWAT Malaria My name is Hannah Braun and I will be living in the Upper West Region of Ghana for 2 years. I am a health, water and sanitation volunteer for the Peace Corps. Some of my responsibilities in my small farming village will be to facilitate change that will improve the health and well being of the community. Malaria is one of the...