Flashback Friday: Malawi’s Mini Boot Camp in November

Writers:  Christina Baum, Erica Christie, Ayra Correa, Esther Mkandawire Malawi’s Mini Boot Campers are Stomping Out Malaria – November 1-3 2016 That’s a wrap! The Stomp Malawi team finished up their 3rd Annual Mini Malaria Boot Camp training nineteen participants from ten different districts in Malawi. Volunteers and their counterparts learned about innovative and creative approaches to malaria prevention such …

Boot Camp XVII Stomping the Way in 2017

Featured Image by Maricres Castro We’re saying goodbye to 2016 by looking back at the last Boot Camp of the year back in November.  We’re hoping for a big year and our Stomp Out Malaria participants spent almost 2 weeks preparing for it.  40 attendees from Benin, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, …

Malaria in Pregnancy: Hands-On Demonstration

Ashley Riley is Peace Corps volunteer living in Zambia, recently she sent us the instructions that she put together for a demonstration she uses to talk about malaria in pregnancy.  We’re hoping others can benefit by using this in their communities.  She shared it on her blog, which you can follow here and the finalized document is linked below: Malaria in Pregnancy: …

The Role of M&E in Peace Corps: A Volunteer’s Perspective

Sean Lundy, a former Stomp Out Malaria Boot Camp Alumni, was a Community Health and Malaria Prevention specialist in Togo.  After finishing his 2 year Peace Corps service, he decided to extend his time there for a new position in his host country.  We asked him to write a piece on his experience: The Role of M&E in Peace Corps: A …

Country Spotlight–Ethiopia: Tigray Regional Malaria Bootcamp

Story & Photo credit:  Zoe Leanza. The Tigray Regional Malaria Bootcamp was facilitated by volunteers in Ethiopia:  Kaitlin Powers, Rebecca Dutton, Shawn Reinhardt, and Zoe Leanza. Their Stomping Out Malaria team conducted two regional trainings to guide volunteers and their counterparts in promoting malaria prevention at site and evaluation has shown participants leave with a significant increase in knowledge that …

Stomp Out Malaria Congressional Visit

During Stomp Out Malaria Boot Camp XVI, the participants received a visit from some congressional delegates that were interested in hearing more about our work.  Accompanied by Ambassador Jim Zumwalt, these guests included Senator Edward J. Markey and his wife Rear Admiral Dr. Susan J. Blumenthal, Congressmember Carolyn B. Maloney, and Congressmember Karen R. Bass.  They lead an impressive list …

Stomp Out Malaria Boot Camp XVI

A few weeks ago, Stomp Out Malaria wrapped up its 16th Boot Camp in Senegal.  It welcomed 38 Peace Corps volunteers as well as a few staff members from 14 different African countries:  Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Madagascar, Malawi, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, & Zambia.  The group was joined by an array of guest speakers …

Weekly Awesome: X Marks the Spot – Mapping in Mozambique

Peace Corps Mozambique graciously opened up their maps to Chad Blevins from USAID’s GeoCenter and Courtney Clark from Peace Corps’ Office of Innovaitons for a two day mapping training with Peace Corps Mozambique staff, volunteers, and representatives from Abt Associates!  Participants spent the weekend mapping out the city Quelimane in the northern province of Zambezia.  Having the highest prevalence rate …

Weekly Awesome: To do or not to do

Often times in Uganda, people have told me the many reasons as to why they cannot prevent malaria. It is a common attitude and belief that malaria is just a part of life here.  Recently, I had the opportunity to explore these beliefs and attitudes on malaria by piloting a barrier analysis. With the help of my community counterpart Maganda …

Weekly Awesome: Drama of the MARPs

On November 28th 2015, The Townside High School Malaria Volunteer Club, located in Mbale, distributed 100 bed nets to the village of Gangama, located just outside Mbale. The event took place at Our Lady of Fatima and St. Jude Dispensary, also located in Gangama. The students opened the day with a drama about the Most At Risk Populations (MARPs) and …