December 3, 2001 - US Peace Corps: Peace Corps Volunteer Susan Fagan Dies

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By Admin1 (admin) on Tuesday, December 04, 2001 - 1:49 pm: Edit Post

Read this Peace Corps Press Release on the death of PCV Susan Fagan one month after her return from Ghana at:

Peace Corps Volunteer Susan Fagan Dies

WASHINGTON, D.C., December 3, 2001—Acting Deputy Director Lloyd Pierson announced today the death of Peace Corps Volunteer Susan Fagan, 39, of Vero Beach, Florida. Ms. Fagan, a recently returned volunteer, served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the village of Akwida, Ghana.

Ms. Fagan died on Friday, November 30, in East Liverpool, Ohio, where she was visiting her father. She finished her Peace Corps service on November 2, 2001. The cause of death is suspected to be malaria; however, the results of an autopsy are not yet known.

“Susan Fagan’s death following the end of her service is a tragic loss for Peace Corps,” stated Pierson. “She considered herself very lucky to have discovered the people of Ghana, who did so much with so little, and was anxious to share her adventures with Americans.” Ms. Fagan worked to promote tourism in Ghana, developing tourist management committees in 14 villages so that the villagers could directly benefit from the burgeoning tourist industry.

“She made such an impact on her village just by living there,” added Ghana Country Director Leonard Floyd. “I was impressed by her style and her joy of life.”

By Victor Vuyas on Tuesday, December 11, 2001 - 2:19 am: Edit Post

My condolences to the family. If this country put money into curing malaria, like we put money into weapons systems, there'd be a cure.

By Aliyu A. Ramalan ( on Thursday, December 28, 2006 - 6:30 am: Edit Post


Barka da aiki. Ina rubuto wa daga Nijeriya ne da fatan wasikar zai same ka. Victor, its me Aliyu. I have misplaced your e-mail address and going through this Peace Corpe website where I found you listed is my only way of getting to you. I hope you are the one and can read the first sentence above. I hope you will reply me. Eh, have a prosperous new year. How was your Xmas though.
Your friend

Dr. A.A. Ramalan

By Med Volun ( on Tuesday, December 01, 2009 - 7:27 pm: Edit Post

There should be a memorial for Susan Fagan and her work. Her father deserves better than what Peace Corps has responded with. There should be a fund in her village and a memorial plague at Peace Corps Medical Services to remind each employee that you serve volunteers and their after service needs are very important, including close of service follow up and tests.

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