On Wednesday visit http://stompoutmalaria.org/country-by-country/mozambique/ to read tweets in real time from PCVs commemorating World Malaria Day across Mozambique!
Wednesday, April 25th is World Malaria Day and the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) and the National Malaria Control Program (PNCM) will hold the national recognition ceremony in Cumbana village, in the district of Jangamo, Inhambane province. Activities will begin at 6:30am at the Cumbana health center with a March in honor of World Malaria Day. Ceremonial placing of flowers and singing of the Mozambican National Anthem will follow. To kick off the day’s activities, spectators will be invited to participate in an activity testing their knowledge about malaria transmission, symptoms, treatment, and prevention. Following this, national and international partners in the fight against malaria in Mozambique will be invited to speak briefly about their efforts. Festivities throughout the day will include songs and skits about malaria from local groups and a soccer tournament. Expected attendees include the First Lady of Mozambique, the Minister of Health, the Governor of Inhambane province, and representatives from PNCM, PMI, USAID, as well as many more partner organizations.
My name is Scooter Anata Walsh and I was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mozambique from '09-'12. I arrived in September '09 as a chemistry teacher in the education sector. I taught 8th grade math my first year and 11th grade English my second year, and facilitated multiple youth development groups. During my second year I was also the National Financial Director of REDES, a girls' empowerment group. During my third year extension (2012) I was the Malaria Activities Coordinator for Peace Corps in Mozambique, as part of the Peace Corps initiative Stomping Out Malaria in Africa. From January-April 2013 I will be working in Swaziland.
the trend where you paint one nail a different color than the other fingers
call me maybe
the whatshouldwecallme phenomenon
the "hey girl" phenomenon
groupon and rue la la
the greek yogurt craze
the weird barcode thing in magazines that your smartphone can read
4G and Android ( i dont actually know what either of these mean)
Muammar Gaddafi and Osama bin Ladin were alive
Facebook "checking in"
Oprah was still on tv
the ipad, ipad2, and ipad3
Maroon 5 is back?
multi-trillion dollar deficit
AA credit rating
where you can @someone on Facebook
the Democrats had a majority in congress
the Washington Monument wasn't cracked
B.o.B, Taio Cruz, Mike Posner
the new design on the back of the penny
Icing (or something, with Smirnof)
The Jersey Shore
the Tea Party movement
Stomping Out Malaria in Africa
The Stomping Out Malaria in Africa initiative is a new partnership between Peace Corps and the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI). Currently 23 countries are part of this continent-wide concerted effort to stomp out malaria!
Check out the following sites to follow malaria prevention activities going on across Africa and in Mozambique:
Friends of Inharrime
This is the website to support the mission where I lived and worked during my first two years: