PC Senegal 2011 - Day 6 - Say Saraya!!!
By: Nathan Frerichs, photographer 2011-01-19
When they look at me and smile, I shoot. When they shade their eyes, I point my lens to the ground. Most mornings during the magic hour -- what photographers call the time of day in the morning and evening when the sun is low -- I sit outside our compound and take pictures of the locals passing by. This morning's magic hour was one of the most beautiful yet,...
PC Senegal 2011 - Day 7 - A Peace Corps Perspective
By: Blog entry co-written by Leah and Meera, Peace Corps Volunteers 2011-01-20
As Peace Corps volunteers, we're used to a lot more napping and a lot less eating than this. But this has been one of the most instructive and inspiring weeks in country thus far. We are both preventive health volunteers from Newton, MA (what a coincidence!) who live and work in rural communities in the Kedougou region of Senegal. We arrived in country in March 2010 and have been in...
PC Senegal 2011 - No Connectivity - But Now we are back up!
By: Andrew Dykens 2011-01-20
Greetings all! We have been Challenged over the last several days with no internet connectivity.We are now functioning smoothly. Tomorrow is iffy as it is a travel day, but we should be otherwise OK. I will post now and over the next several days to catch you up on our project! soon,peace and care,Andrew
PC Senegal 2011 - Day 8 - Happy Birthday Peace Care!
By: Andrew Dykens 2011-01-21
Assalam aylaykum, Bonjour, tout le monde, heera siita, an wali jam, naka wa suuba One of our hosts, Dr Isaac Manga, ended the day for us yesterday on a high note. He gave an extremely interesting and informative lecture on malaria, including the clinical diagnosis and management as well as discussions surrounding the epidemiology and health system approach. We were quite intrigued and very impressed at the system that is...
PC Senegal 2011 - Day 9 - Nothing But Net
By: Nora Burns, OMSIV - Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine 2011-01-22
Today is the first screening day. Wow, am I nervous. I'm not doing the exam, I'm not teaching it and I'm certainly not getting an exam! Yet, I'm still nervous. We agreed the first depistage would be at 9am so we trooped over to the hospital after our usual breakfast of bread, jam and instant café au lait. Nine-thirty came and went with no women. I was getting more nervous...