What Peace Corps Taught Me

As an RPCV I have the opportunity to look at my service as a whole and to see what I learned in Peace Corps. So, what did Peace Corps teach me? What pearls of wisdom did I come away with? Peace Corps taught me that I have neither the passion nor the patience for teaching, … Continue reading What Peace Corps Taught Me

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Some Notes to Future Peace Corps Volunteers

I was you. Once. I remember those last few days at home soaking in the sights, sounds, food, and familiarity of home because pretty soon I'd be saying good bye to it all for two years. Perhaps that's where you're at. Perhaps you're at staging. Perhaps you're already in country. No matter, I went through … Continue reading Some Notes to Future Peace Corps Volunteers

Malaria

Erin Capina, YinD 127 History and Epidemiology Malaria is a vector-borne disease caused by parasites and spread via female Anopheles mosquitoes. It is an ancient disease; malaria or a disease like it has been noted for more than 4,000 years. In fact, symptoms of malaria were described in 2700 BC in ancient Chinese medicinal writings […] … Continue reading Malaria