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 …

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 …

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