Life in the Peace Corps will not be easy. There will be no salary and allowances will be at a level sufficient only to maintain health and meet...”
Collaborating with Community Health Nurses
Health Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) often work with Community Health Nurses (CHNs) to disseminate public health messages throughout the Gambia. One such PCV is Dawn Washburn, working with CHN Omar Danso. Dawn and Omar not only work in their own community, but also travel to surrounding villages to talk about the ways to prevent malaria. In preperation for the steadily increasing downpours of the rainy season, Dawn and Omar have been making their rounds, discussing with villages the importance of clearing standing water (a prime location for mosquito breeding), why everyone should sleep under a bed net, as well as leading demonstrations on making neem cream.
What is neem cream you ask? Tune in tomorrow to find out!