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Google Summer of Code 2015 Systers, an Anita Borg Institute Community

Malaria Prevention

by Irish Medina for Systers, an Anita Borg Institute Community

Peace Corps Volunteers serving in Malaria endemic regions have a risk of contracting Malaria and are thus prescribed drugs to prevent contracting Malaria. However, there is the possibility that a PCV may forget to take their medication, which may lead to an increased risk of contracting Malaria. To help mitigate this possibility, Peace Corps has proposed a Malaria Prevention app to be utilized by PCVs on the field to give them reminders of when to take their medication.