Malaria—it comes from the sun, right?: Beliefs from Burkina April 27th 2013 This past Thursday, April 25th, was World Malaria Day. I decided to make it a weeklong event and see just how many village members I could get to start talking about ways to prevent malaria.
Volunteers have been talking with their communities about the importance of sleeping under a bed net every night and healthy medical treatment seeking habits. For Burkina Faso, the rainy season s ... read more
Africa » Burkina Faso » Centre » Ouagadougou Burkina Faso (formerly Upper Volta) achieved independence from France in 1960. Repeated military coups during the 1970s and 1980s were followed by multiparty elections in the early 1990s. Burkina Faso's high population density and limited natural res... ... read more
Puusgo! Life's adventures are not just what you make them, but how you tell their stories. This is my attempt. For the next two years, I'll be a Non-Formal Education Volunteer in Burkina Faso, Africa for the Peace Corps. Between tutoring girls and boys in math and science, giving presentations on HIV/AIDS, hygiene, and malaria, and talking to parents about the importance of education, I want all my friends and family to be a part of my greatest adventure yet!
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