Malaria Prevention Bike Tour Reaches 18 Villages in Kolda
In October and November 2014, the Kolda region conducted a bed net care, repair, and transformation tour. Health Peace Corps Volunteers Kimberly and Courtney biked to fellow volunteers' sites throughout the region, covering a whopping 200 km, and spent the mornings washing dirty nets, sewing holes, and transforming square nets into circular ones. In the afternoon, community members would put on a malaria related theater skit or attend a malaria awareness talk given by a community health worker. Across the 18 villages where the program was implemented, 157 nets were sewn, 175 nets were transformed, 468 nets were washed, and 955 people attended malaria sessions!
Read more about this project on Stomping Out Malaria in Africa's Web site.