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 …

Community Partner Spotlight: Yaya Sankare

Yaya Sankare sought me out immediately after I arrived in my site, Madialy, a village in the Tambacounda region. I’d conducted a village-wide meeting where I formally presented my forestry work potentials as well as myself, in Bambara, in front of an audience of over 60 men from several villages. I made it clear that …

A message to Peace Corps Senegal family & friends,

The safety and security of our Volunteers continues to be Peace Corps Senegal’s top priority. We have recently reviewed our contingency plans and are providing information updates to volunteers via our communication system. We have no plans to consolidate volunteers at this time, and will provide updates as further information becomes available. As you may …

UPDATE: We have a winner! CLICK the pic. LIKE. VOTE. SHARE. “Blog It Home” announces two Senegal PCV finalists!

UPDATE: Congratulations to Peace Corps’ Blog It Home Contest WINNER PCV Erika Hooker!!! Her blog, was one of eight winners selected from more than 350 blogs. We couldn’t be prouder! Erika will head to Washington D.C. next month to represent Peace Corps/Senegal and brainstorm the use of technology in accomplishing Peace Corps’ Third Goal: “To …

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