Peace Corps Ethiopia
- 182 Volunteers serving in the sectors of Health, Education, and Agriculture-Environment
- 90% of Volunteers trained in basic malaria prevention
- 109 Volunteers have participated in a domestic malaria training
- Three Volunteers and two staff members have attended an intensive international malaria training
Malaria Prevention Activities
In 2013, 43 Volunteers participated in 51 malaria prevention activities, reaching over 9,400 people.
Training of Trainers: Volunteers trained leaders in their communities to be malaria prevention advocates. In 2013, Ethiopia Volunteers trained:
- 43 counterparts
- 39 student peer educators
- 46 community health workers
These trainings were held during formal Peace Corps trainings, youth leadership camps, and in communities.
- 14 Volunteers reached nearly 3,600 people through World Malaria Day programs
- Over 3,900 students were taught about malaria in school
- 800 people were reached through informational parades
- Volunteers visited 425 households for survey data and community conversations
Peace Corps Ethiopia fights malaria in collaboration with
Project Highlight: Kicking Out Malaria
Combining health education and sports, Amhara Region Health Volunteer Morgan Davison “kicked out” malaria with a group of students with disabilities for World Malaria Day 2013. One of the at-risk populations, children are disproportionately affected by malaria, and children with disabilities are often left out of life-saving health education and interventions. After a quick session on the basics of malaria to gauge their knowledge, the kids both stomped and kicked out malaria through fun activities and lessons they could take home to their families. The children also designed posters. The group voted on the four best, and the winners got to have lunch with their favorite local celebrity – Morgan the Peace Corps Volunteer.