Senegal Ebola-free, New Screening Procedures at U.S. Airports

Peace Corps Senegal and the U.S. Embassy Dakar continue to monitor the situation in neighboring countries, now including Mali, following Senegal’s Ebola-free declaration by the World Heath Organization and the Senegalese Minister of Health. We encourage all Volunteers and staff to remain vigilant in taking precautions. Peace Corps Senegal has no plans to consolidate or evacuate …

Saloum Store Kaolack FR/EN

FR La Directrice du Corps de la Paix au Sénégal, Cheryl Gregory Faye, le Directeur Adjoint du Corps de La Paix, Amar Sall, et le Volontaire Chargé du Développement Economique Communautaire à Kaolack, Austin Mueller, ont été rejoint par des volontaires, collègues du Corps de la Paix, des membres du gouvernement locale, la Chambre de …

PCV Ebola Prevention W.A.S.H. Training Reaches 400 in Tamba

Peace Corps Senegal Volunteers Dario Bilakovic, Katie Curtis and Lindsay Swisher organized an Ebola prevention W.A.S.H training and reached 400 people across four villages in Senegal’s Tambacounda region in just two days! PCV Dario Bilakovic’s Africare counterpart, Omar Ba, led the training. He discussed the symptoms and dangers of Ebola and focused on ways to …

Senegal PCVs Assist CDC with Entomology & Malaria Research

Dr. Ellen Dotson, Research Entomologist for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), visited Peace Corps Volunteers engaged in malaria prevention and entomology research in Senegal’s Tambacounda, Kedougou and Kolda regions 24-27 September 2014. The CDC trains PCVs to collect and prepare mosquito samples for research purposes. During her tour Dr. Dotson coached PCVs …

PCV-Led, Results-Driven Research: What are Senegalese children really eating?

Peace Corps Senegal Volunteers piloted an ethnographic study to discover the complementary feeding practices of caregivers in Senegal in order to better understand child nutrition across the country and to identify specific nutrition interventions. Complementary feeding is the stage when breast milk no longer fulfills a child’s energy and nutrient requirements and therefore, must be …

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