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Stomping Out Malaria
Peace Corps Volunteers are working with local people, NGOs and the President's Malaria Initiative to eradicate the disease. Malaria kills more than 660,000 people every year, 90 percent of them in sub-Saharan Africa. One of Peace Corps' initiatives is Stomping Out Malaria in Africa, a program to mobilize more than 3,000 Peace Corps Volunteers across the continent to make a significant, timely and lasting impact in malaria prevention.
Stomping Out Malaria
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To celebrate World Malaria Day in 2012, Volunteers around Madagascar painted 16 murals with community groups, using them as an introduction to many other malaria prevention projects in their communities
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Test. Treat. Track. A video of UN Secretary Ban Ki-Moon on malaria. For more information about how Reach Global helps educate women and girls on health: www.reach-global.org And to donate: is.gd/Hh6pmC
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The power of insecticide treated mosquito nets. For more information about how Reach Global helps educate women and girls on health: www.reach-global.org And to donate: is.gd/Hh6pmC
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Education starts by being in the classroom. #Endmalaria gives kids the chance to learn and grow.
World Malaria Day 2014: How I beat cerebral malaria (Real story) read the complete story at http://health.india.com/diseases-conditions/world-malaria-day-2014-how-i-beat-cerebral-malaria-real-story/
Interactive malaria infographic
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Malaria stats around the world
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April 25th marks World Malaria Day, an opportunity for people around the globe to raise awareness and reenergize their commitment to ending malaria in our lifetime. This World Malaria Day, Peace Corps Volunteers and their counterparts across Africa will share their personal and professional experiences with malaria during this Google+ Hangout. You’re invited to join the conversation! Make sure to use the hashtag #MalariaHero.
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In Kenya’s rural communities the word “single” before mother turns something cherished into a burden. Most single mothers struggle to earn money, live far below the poverty line, and are often treated as pariahs in their communities. Despite these significant challenges, providing and caring for their children is their top priority. Peace Corps Volunteer, Teneasha Pierson, shares her thoughts after leading a malaria prevention training with the Elewana Education Project in Western Kenya.
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Peace Corps Volunteers in Madagascar publish a children's book about preventing malaria
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‘Soa and the Moka.’ A Biting Tale by Raegan and Patrick Spencer |
Participants in the World Malaria Day march from the upper heights of Bonga, Ethiopia, to its low, malaria-prone valley carrying signs raising awareness of malaria and malaria prevention.
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Chuck Adams: A Malaria Blind Spot |
Camp Opportunity took place from February 24th to March 1st in the Upper West Region in Ghana. 36 exemplary girls from junior high school level attended the camp. The goal of the camp was to provide education on vocations, alternative livelihood projects/food security, health and diversity. It also provided training in leadership and changing gender roles in Ghana. Ghana’s SWAT team (Standing with Africa to Terminate malaria) organized an afternoon to teach participants about malaria.
"The boy, recognizing the discordance of his language coming from my tongue, stops mid stride while making a run for it, looks at me with a curiosity only a child can possess and bursts into a raucous stream of laughter that is contagious and affects the entire group of women, breaking the tension of uncertainty that permeates the malaria clinic. His name is Gift, a celebration of life’s opportunity."
In January 2013, the Ministry of Health and its partners carried out a national net distribution to achieve universal coverage of long-lasting insecticide treated nets in Rwanda. Peace Corps Volunteers supported the distribution in their communities in a variety of ways, from improving planning and logistics, to conducting innovative behavior change communication and following up with the development of community-level initiatives to foster a culture of malaria prevention.
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Until new nets are available, Peace Corps Volunteer Jean DeMarco works in the rural areas of Ethiopia with a local Health Extension Worker to install preexisting nets.