Stomping Out Malaria in Africa in collaboration with the Office of the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Malaria is pleased to announce the 2012 Stomping Out Malaria in Africa photo contest winners. We received 90 submissions from 15 different countries. Peace Corps Volunteers, Staff, Peace Corps Response Volunteers, and Returned Peace Corps Volunteers all submitted entries. The objective of the contest was to share the incredible work Peace Corps is doing to combat malaria and show why malaria prevention work is one of the most important things you can do to saves lives in Africa. The categories were Dreaming Big - stories of how malaria affects the ability of children to achieve their dreams, Volunteers in Action - extraordinary work of Peace Corps Volunteers in the field, and Malaria Heros in the Community – stories of local community members stepping up to protect the women and children in their communities by fighting malaria.
Photographer: PCV Shonna Ferree, Peace Corps Cameroon
Date and location: May 9, 2012 at Abong-Mbang, Cameroon, East Region
Tolandi Tchop Kaore Mbina is a bright young Cameroonian boy who was chosen as a winner in the “I have a dream” malaria activity given by PCV Shonna Ferree; his dream is to become a priest one day.
Volunteers in Action
Photographer: Counterpart Gabriel Chilese
Date and Location: August 10, 2012 in Maitengwe, Botswana
PCV Chad Anderson sat under a net to encourage people to approach him to ask questions and explain sleeping under a net each night. There were paper Mosquitos with facts written in the three languages, which were posted even after the demonstration.
Malaria Heroes in the Community
Photographer: PCV Sarah Kaufmann, Peace Corps Kenya
Location and Date: August 20th, 2012 in Funyula, Kenya
United to Stomp Out Malaria