Count me in!

Peace Corps Online: Peace Corps News: Special Reports: March 24, 2004: The House holds Hearings on Safety and Security of Peace Corps Volunteers: Investigation on Victims of Violence in Service Wrongful Terminations From Peace Corps Service: Count me in!

By CarmenBailey ( - on Sunday, February 27, 2005 - 8:46 pm: Edit Post

I've been trying to get the attention of
those who supposedly are telling PCVs
what to do, how to live - but are leaving
us for dead.

I survived seven days with Falciparum Malaria -
Cerebral Malaria - and I know for a fact that
there are no symptoms!! And medicines we are
given by Peace Corps are not reliable... like quinine drip was what Nairobi Hospital gave me but not mentioned in the Peace Corps Medical Manual, telling me two months later when I finally woke up that chloroquine did not work on it. That according to medicine where the disease is known it is 99.99% first day fatal. That there is a medicine which kills out those red blood cell parasites but is not permitted in USA for
PCVs to take to infested areas: Artemisia Annua and its derivatives. That when I lived in Ethiopia for seven years, CDC was there buying rights for 19 million USDs to run off Medicins Sans Frontiers who was teaching how to grow and use the plant, and other perks. That WHO has been following its course for 20 odd years and recommended its use until CDC came along with money [2003].

My website concerning this matter [just a very little]is TheBigTrek - Chapters six and seven.

Those chapters are in the PCOL Archives for
January 2005.

This has been dragging along for years! I always
thought RPCVs were the SaltOfTheEarth! Can we
get together now? What are we waiting for?

By formervolunteer ( - on Tuesday, March 01, 2005 - 8:27 pm: Edit Post

You are right we need to come forward with our concerns relating to our health and safety and stop letting, the so called administrators who have no idea what they are doing in terms of placing volunteers in safe locations nor know the risks to our safety and health during and after service. I hope you will keep in touch with us. We have been speaking with members on getting on the panel in the next session of the Peace Corps budget. Keep in touch. I will e-mail you directly in the coming months.

I hope you can contribute what you have learned in serving our nation and Peace Corps.

By CarmenBailey ( - on Wednesday, March 02, 2005 - 2:09 pm: Edit Post

Oh yes... I can contribute much! I first want
to get the idea across that Peace Corps is a
Holy Affair! Not just another agency we can join for two years. That it gives access to those of us who give a Hoot about Planet Earth and its Inhabitants to do something for it more than the least we are told... to really GetIntoIt... to Get a View/Create a View - which will fit our personal special niche of talent. Too bad its only for Third Worlds!

I am eagerly anticipating your next email!

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