Thursday, February 16, 2012

Peace Corps Togo to Serve as Independent Evaluator of Bed Net Distribution

After meetings with the World Health Organization (WHO) last Friday in Lomé, Peace Corps Togo has been selected to serve as the independent monitor and evaluator of the universal bed net distribution campaign that occurred this past fall.  

 Regional trainings on monitoring and evaluation are scheduled to take place in the coming month to prepare all volunteers and local counterparts with the knowledge and skills to understand the importance of data collection and how to perform the survey in their regions. 

More details to follow.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Malaria Boot Camp

Beginning February 1st two members of the Peace Corps Togo Malaria Action Committee will be participating in a pan-African training for the Peace Corps Stomp Out Malaria initiative which is being hosted in Senegal.  The Malaria Boot Camp will be ten days of intensive training on the science behind malaria, current technological advances, training techniques, and the roles of Peace Corps volunteers in the fight against malaria across Africa.

The training represents the third round of the Malaria Boot Camp sponsored by the Peace Corps initiative Stomp Out Malaria. Last September the Peace Corps Togo Community Health and AIDS Prevention (CHAP) program director and one third year volunteer from the program of Small Enterprise Development (SED) participated in the second round of the Malaria Boot Camp.  This February eleven African countries including Ethiopia, Madagascar, Uganda, Senegal, Togo, Benin, Mali, Mozambique, Gambia, Burkina Faso, and Zambia are participating in this training.  The goal is to have all African Peace Corps countries impacted by malaria have representatives participate in one of these trainings in order to unify the efforts of the fight against malaria within Peace Corps Africa.

The Malaria Action Committee in conjunction with Peace Corps Togo hopes to acquire new tools and information to get Peace Corps volunteers involved throughout all sectors involved in the fight against malaria in Togo.