Delivering Malaria Care in Senegal: Part one

originally published on Global Health Delivery Project This post was written by 2014 GHDI graduate, Daniel Hodson. This is the first post in a three part series by Daniel.  Fifty nine confirmed cases of malaria in November 2011. What caught my attention was that these fifty nine cases were recorded during only nine days. During the other 22 days, this home based …

Weekly Awesome Rwanda: Can I Get a Malaria Kilo?!

written by PCV Lauren Wright, Malaria Coordinator (Rwanda) What has Peace Corps Rwanda been up to lately? Camps and more camps! November was filled with 3 camps focusing on HIV and malaria prevention: Girls Leading Our World Camps, Boys Excelling Camps, and a Grassroot Soccer Tournament. I had the opportunity to attend Rwanda’s first ever Grassroot Soccer Tournament, held in …

Weekly Awesome Rwanda: Using Social Media in the Fight Against Malaria

In recent years, social media has not only been increasingly used to spread information about news, sports, and events, but also to inform the world about the work of the government, businesses, and a wide array of organizations and initiatives. Specifically twitter has become one of the primary ways people around the world are accessing different types of information in …

Boot Camp XI: A New Appreciation for Monitoring and Evaluation

written by: Ron Walters, Peace Corps Volunteer (Benin) If you were bored and decided (for some odd reason) to search in the dictionary for “cliche English graduate”, you would probably find my picture. I am a vocal defender of the humanities, an outspoken advocate for the inherent worth of an education rather than vocational training, and one of those people …

Boot Camp XI: Day 1 Recap

by Emily Biester, PCV Madagascar We, 29 Peace Corps Volunteers and one Peace Corps staff member, are now officially Boot Camp XI participants. On the first day we trickled in to the training center in Thiès, Senegal from 13 countries across Africa, with some volunteers traveling from as far as Madagascar, and others from as nearby as The Gambia. That …

Weekly Awesome Mozambique Malaria Mural in Homoine, Inhambane

There is a new Malaria Prevention Mural in Homoine, Inhambane. It all started in April during Malaria Awareness Month. Peace Corps Volunteer Melanie Bolden collaborated with the University of Albany, where she is getting a Masters in Public Health.  She submitted a short video for her classmates to play during their International Night event. The event featured a fundraiser for …