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 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.