Malaria is the #1 killer in Kenya and a huge problem across Africa. In 2011 Peace Corps created this initiative in hopes of reducing malaria-related deaths in Africa.
Stomp out Malaria Mission: The Stomping out Malaria in Africa initiative aims to have universal bed net coverage and malaria prevention and treatment education programs in every malaria-impacted Peace Corps community in the initial target countries by 2013.
In addition, Peace Corps will work with partners to achieve two Millennium Challenge goals: a 50% or more reduction in deaths caused by malaria globally by 2015 and a substantial reduction in deaths caused by malaria in all 25 African target countries by 2020.
Sarah, my closest PCV has been invited to attend the Stomp out Malaria training in Senegal and wanted to enter their photo contest.
Here’s one of the photos I took on the “shoot”.