allAfrica.com: Africa: Peace Corps Volunteers Build Malaria Prevention TeamPosted: February 24, 2012
Peace Corps volunteers from Benin, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Gambia, Madagascar, Mali, Mozambique, Senegal, Togo, Uganda and Zambia participated in the Boot Camp, and will soon return to their countries of service to lead malaria-prevention efforts. The training is designed to develop a team of Peace Corps volunteers to serve as liaisons with partners and local organizations and build a network of malaria-prevention professionals.
Boot Camp training sessions were held with local community members and via Skype with experts from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USAID, the international health organization PATH, the University of South Florida, Family Health International and the Johns Hopkins University Center for Communications Programs.
Participants discussed malaria science, behavior change communications, HIV/AIDS and malaria co-infection, bed-net distribution, and international malaria policy and control.