Welcome to the Peace Corps Ghana Malaria Initiative (PCGhMI) website. This program is intended to advocate and assist the country of Ghana in the fields of malaria awareness/prevention, diagnosis, and treatment (through various techniques, i.e. behavior change intervention/communication, knowledge transfer, field support/assistance, etc..) in cooperation with the United State's President's Malaria Initiative (PMI). The Peace Corps Ghana team that will act as a liaison and support center between Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) and the different malaria initiatives (and resources) in Ghana is the SWAT Malaria team (SWAT = Standing With Africa to Terminate).
For more information on the continental Peace Corps Malaria Initiative (Stomping Out Malaria in Africa), please refer to:
Quick History of Malaria:
Science of Malaria:
- 17 Oct - 03 Nov 2011 :: SWAT Malaria team members assist in USAID/CDC (PMI-funded) IRS study comparing annual versus bi-annual spraying in Northern Region of Ghana (summary report: http://goo.gl/L12mM ).
- 10 - 11 August 2011 :: Pre-Service Training (PST) Health, Water, & Sanitation (Health/WatSan) technical training, malaria education days in Gushie, Northern Region (near Tamale).
- 30 June 2011 :: SWAT Malaria team meets with the director of ProMPT for more discussion on PC/ProMPT partnership in malaria prevention.
- 20 June 2011 :: SWAT Malaria team meets with Promoting Malaria Prevention & Treatment (ProMPT) program in Ghana. (Accra, Ghana).
- 17 June 2011 :: Peace Corps Ghana SWAT Malaria team partakes in morning radio spot at GoldFM (90.5 Mhz) for PC Ghana's 50th Anniversary and malaria awareness.
- 13 June 2011 :: SWAT Malaria team meets with Johns Hopkins University's Center for Communication Programs (CCP) Behavior Change Support (BCS) project (Accra, Ghana).
- 28 May - 11 June 2011 :: Peace Corps Ghana malaria team is currently participating in a two-week boot-camp administered by PC Senegal that focuses on the PMI in Africa.