Program to send doctors and nurses to help Liberia rebuild its health care system
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 13, 2015 – Peace Corps volunteer Nicole Nation of Lilburn, Georgia, is improving healthcare for more than 15,000 members of her community by increasing the number of staff at the local health clinic. The new staff members will expand access to critical services including vaccinations, antenatal care, growth monitoring and HIV treatment methods in a country where one in eight individuals live with HIV/AIDS.
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 19, 2014 – Peace Corps volunteer Jordan Ricketts of Redmond, Oregon, recently worked with fellow volunteers and community members across Swaziland to organize the country’s first Camp BRO – Boys Reaching Out – to teach young men about gender-related topics rarely addressed in schools. The week-long camp, inspired by the widespread success of Camp GLOW (Girls Leading Our World), engaged 30 young men from high schools around the country in discussions on gender equality, lifestyle choices, reproductive health, domestic violence prevention and planning for the future.
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 8, 2015 – This Mother’s Day, Peace Corps celebrates volunteers worldwide who are making a difference for mothers and their families. Across more than 60 countries, Peace Corps volunteers work to improve maternal health, educate new and expecting mothers, and advance healthy relationships to build stronger communities. Today, 24 percent of all Peace Corps volunteers work in health.
Below read how Peace Corps volunteers in Cameroon, the Dominican Republic and Cambodia are promoting maternal health in their communities.
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 24, 2015 – The Peace Corps is leading efforts to eradicate malaria in partnership with the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) and non-governmental organizations around the world through the Stomping Out Malaria in Africa initiative, which celebrates its fourth anniversary this month. In recognition of World Malaria Day this Saturday, Peace Corps spotlights volunteer projects that are saving lives across Africa.
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 7, 2015 – Peace Corps volunteer Evan Brown of Eads, Tennessee, is building a health club in Lesotho to give his community a safe place to exercise and learn about HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. The new club will provide nearly 7,000 community members with access to programs that combine exercise and health education in a country where more than 22 percent of the population is living with HIV/AIDS, according to UNAIDS.