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The Peace Corps' World Malaria Day

The Peace Corps' World Malaria Day

[World Malaria Day happened last Friday on April 25 and the Peace Corps is part of the effort to end the disease which kills an estimated 627,000 people every year, mainly children under 5 years of age. Matt McLaughlin (Senegal 2006-10) is the Program Manager for Stomping Out Malaria in the  Peace Corps’ Africa-wide malaria prevention program. As a PCV, Matt spent 4 years in southeastern Senegal developing a universal bed net distribution protocol which became the standard protocol for bed net distribution in the country. Prior to coming to Peace Corps, Matt worked as the Staff Development Director for the Greater Manchester Family YMCA. In an email to me he outlined what the agency did on ‘World Malaria Day.’] “We have three main activities this year for World Malaria Day: 1)      World Malaria Month Competition/Blog About Malaria Month We sponsored a competition between countries in the Africa Region to see . . .

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