Fwd: Peace Corps Online - June 19, 2002
There's an article on Lariam that folks might be interested in...
Kristen CheneyPhD CandidateUniversity of CA at Santa Cruz1156 High StreetSanta Cruz, CA 95064831-423-1127
>From: "Peace Corps News">Reply-To: News@...>To: "kcheney12@...">Subject: Peace Corps Online - June 19, 2002>Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2002 01:54:39 -0400>>Welcome to Peace Corps Online - June 19, 2002>>A summary of Peace Corps News and Issues from around the world.>>Also available at:>>http://220.127.116.11/messages/index.html>>>- - - - - - - - - - - - - - I. FEATURE STORIES - - - - - - - - - - - - - ->>.............A. HOW SERIOUS ARE PCV'S CONCERNS ABOUT LARIAM?>>Mefloquine, known commonly under the brand name Lariam, is the most>prescribed malaria drug in the world and has been used by PCV's in Africa>for over ten years. It's clearly the most effective drug. And controversial.>>An increasing number of Lariam users have reported depression, nightmares,>hallucinations, paranoia and other psychotic symptoms after taking the drug.>Now the Washington Times' Insight magazine has published an article saying>that Lariam has triggered mental problems so severe that in a small>percentage of users it has led to suicide.>>Other researchers say that all medications have side-effects, that Lariam's>side-effects are well known and have been disclosed, that studies have>shown only a small percentage of volunteers are affected, that if>patients are properly screened and the medication prescribed with informed>consent that its benefits far outweigh its risks, and that the charges have>been sensationalized.>>Read our special report that provides both sides of the Lariam controversy>as well as an assessment of Lariam by an RPCV who served in the Gambia>about possible Neurological Side Effects of Mefloquine.>>What has been your own experience receiving Lariam in the Peace Corps?>>http://18.104.22.168/messages/messages/2629/1008129.html?1023374272>>>>>............B. SENATOR DODD INTRODUCING PEACE CORPS LEGISLATION>>The newest version of Senator Chris Dodd's Peace Corps legislation>is available on our web site. We sent out advance copies of the legislation>for comment and have four op-ed pieces on the legislation with a variety>of opinions on the strengths and weaknesses of the bill which may be>introduced as early as this week in the Senate. Read the bill, read the>op-ed pieces and make up your mind where you stand on this important>piece of legislation>>http://22.214.171.124/messages/messages/2629/1008240.html?1024251557>>>>>............C. COME TO THE NPCA ZOO FEST ON SATURDAY, JUNE 22>>Last issue we highlighted the Returned Volunteers Country of Service>Flag Procession from Lincoln Memorial to Arlington Cemetery on Sunday>morning, June 23 and the Closing Ceremony at the Amphitheatre at Arlington>Cemetery at:>>http://126.96.36.199/messages/messages/2629/1008066.html?1022976585>>>The 40th plus one also has a program of activities open to all RPCVs this>Saturday, June 22. Read about the world music festival at the National Zoo at:>>http://188.8.131.52/messages/messages/2629/1008214.html?1023926135>>and the Peace Corps Film Festival at:>>http://184.108.40.206/messages/messages/2629/1008213.html?1023925882>>>>>............D. PEACE CORPS CARTOONS - THIS MONTH - "PUNISHMENT">>Last month we put up our Peace Corps Cartoon called "Visit to a PCV in>the field" and asked our readers to come up with the funniest caption. See>what RPCVs wrote and compare it to the original caption. Then, take a look>at our cartoon for this month - "Punishment" - and come up with your own>caption for it.>>http://220.127.116.11/messages/messages/2629/1008279.html?1024427014>>>>>............E. THE IDPA: FORERUNNER OF THE PEACE CORPS>>The International Development Placement Association, a forerunner of>the Peace Corps, was created in 1951 to place people in modestly-paid jobs>with indigenous organizations and governments in Africa, Asia, and Latin>America. Read this essay written especially for PCOL by the founder>of the IDPA Douglas Kelley.>>http://18.104.22.168/messages/messages/2629/1008177.html?1023720779>>>>>............F. THE IMPACT OF THE PEACE CORPS>>Read this speech by Liberia RPCV Angene H. Wilson, Professor of Social>Studies Education at the University of Kentucky and a Board Member at the>NPCA, on the Impact of the Peace Corps at:>>http://22.214.171.124/messages/messages/2629/1008078.html?1022978854>>>>>- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - II. SECOND LOOK - - - - - - - - - - - - - ->>There have been many posts by RPCVs in the last month commenting>on previous stories PCOL has posted. Be sure and take a look at what>RPCVs had to say about the following stories:>>>............A. WHY THE PEACE CORPS NEEDS A FOURTH GOAL>>No op-ed piece since the Gaddi Vasquez nomination last year has>elicited more posts than this one by Eritrea RPCV John Rude written>exclusively for PCOL on why the Peace Corps needs the Fourth>Goal and what it will mean for the Peace Corps. Read what 40 RPCVs>have said about the subject, then weigh in with your own opinion at:>>http://126.96.36.199/messages/messages/2629/1008052.html?1022971160>>>............B. THE PEACE CORPS FUND>>Morocco RPCV Barbara Ferris and Ethiopia RPCV John Coyne were two>of the strongest advocates against the nomination of Gaddi Vasquez>as Peace Corps Director. Now these two founding members of the>"Committee for the Future of the Peace Corps" have formed "The Peace>Corps Fund" to provide grants to help promote RPCV efforts to advance>the third goal of the Peace Corps. Read more about the Peace Corps>Fund at:>>http://188.8.131.52/messages/messages/2629/1008060.html?1022973880>>>>>>- - - - - - - - - - - - - - III. PEACE CORPS NEWS IN BRIEF - - - - - - - - - - - - ->>>............A. PEACE CORPS DIRECTOR TRAVELS TO MOROCCO, MEETS WITH VOLUNTEERS>>http://184.108.40.206/messages/messages/2629/1008195.html?1023851774>>>>>............B. PEACE CORPS DIRECTOR MEETS WITH VOLUNTEERS, DIGNITARIES IN MAURITANIA AND SENEGAL>>http://220.127.116.11/messages/messages/2629/1008152.html?1023712301>>>>>............C. NIGERIA RPCV LEN LYON SEEKS TO ESTABLISH A COLLECTION OF AFRICAN ART>>http://18.104.22.168/messages/messages/2629/1008146.html?1023711396>>>>>............D. BUSH URGES GRADS TO VOLUNTEER>>http://22.214.171.124/messages/messages/2629/1008230.html?1024242151>>>>>............E. PEACE CORPS CLOSES PROGRAM IN SLOVAKIA>>http://126.96.36.199/messages/messages/2629/1008227.html?1024242062>>>>>............F. PEACE CORPS CLOSING PROGRAMS IN THE BALTIC STATES>>http://188.8.131.52/messages/messages/2629/1008274.html?1024418589>>>>>............G. THAILAND RPCV WARNER MONTGOMERY RETURNS TO THE FLOATING MARKETS OF BANGKOK>>http://184.108.40.206/messages/messages/2629/1008137.html?1023477001>>>>>............H. INDIA RPCV GENE TACKETT EXAMINES THE POLITICAL SITUATION IN KASHMIR>>http://220.127.116.11/messages/messages/2629/1008243.html?1024252640>>>>>............I. PEACE CORPS TRADITION CONTINUES WITH NEW GENERATION OF CARTERS>>http://18.104.22.168/messages/messages/2629/1008229.html?1024242119>>>>>............J. RPCV DAVE HIBBARD EMAILS GROUPS ASKING FOR SUPPORT FOR DODD LEGISLATION>>http://22.214.171.124/messages/messages/2629/1008228.html?1024242093>>>>>............L. SENEGAL RPCV DAWN SPIETH RUNS CENTERS FOR SCIENCE-BASED ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION>>http://126.96.36.199/messages/messages/2629/1008211.html?1023925585>>>>>............M. PERU RPCV FRED POSES SETS STANDARD FOR GOOD BUSINESS>>http://188.8.131.52/messages/messages/2629/1008198.html?1023851986>>>>>............N. RPCVS READ ESSAYS ABOUT THEIR PEACE CORPS EXPERIENCE>>http://184.108.40.206/messages/messages/2629/1008199.html?1023852022>>>>>............O. RPCV OWNED TOUR COMPANY ANNOUNCES BLACK CULTURE TOUR OF CARIBBEAN COSTA RICA AND PANAMA>>http://220.127.116.11/messages/messages/2629/1008189.html?1023722668>>>>>............P. PANAMA RPCV FLORENCE REED FORMED SUSTAINABLE HARVEST INTERNATIONAL TO WORK IN REVERSING RAINFOREST DESTRUCTION AND POVERTY IN CENTRAL AMERICA>>http://18.104.22.168/messages/messages/2629/1008184.html?1023721914>>>>>............Q. AFGHANISTAN RPCV KEVIN MCNAMARA WORKS TO HELP REBUILD KABUL UNIVERSITY>>http://22.214.171.124/messages/messages/2629/1008171.html?1023715783>>>>>............R. SWAZILAND RPCV REED HASTINGS FOUNDS NETFLIX, WORKS IN EDUCATION>>http://126.96.36.199/messages/messages/2629/1008155.html?1023712493>>>>>- - - - - - - - - - - - - - IV. REGULAR FEATURES - - - - - - - - - - - - - ->>Peace Corps Online presents it's regular news sections with what is going on>with: This Month's Features, Breaking News, Special Reports, the Archive of>Recent Headlines, RPCV News, Service, the RPCV Directory, Speaking Out,>Peace Corps News, The Third Goal, Advocacy and the Sign up for our Directory at:>>http://188.8.131.52/messages/messages/board-topics.html>>We are always looking for Returned Volunteers who have something to>say. If you would like to contribute an article about the Peace Corps,>a visit to your Country of Service, work your group is doing, an op-ed piece,>a cartoon, or a story, please contact us at:>>http://184.108.40.206/messages/messages/475/6127.html?1007409912>>>>>>- - - - - - - - - - - - - - V. INFORMATION ABOUT PCOL - - - - - - - - - - - - - ->>............A. Add your name to our Directory of over 12,000 RPCVs, by going>to the following url and then clicking on "Instant Registration":>>http://PeaceCorpsOnline.org/cgi-bin/discus/board-profile.cgi>>>............B. Help us grow by adding a link from your Group's web page to>Peace Corps Online at:>>http://220.127.116.11/messages/index.html>>>............C. Help with the Third Goal by downloading, printing, and displaying>the mini-poster "Ask me about the Peace Corps" at:>>http://18.104.22.168/messages/messages/2629/6792.html?1012516723>>>............D. If you or your group have news or an event that should go>in our next Monthly Newsletter, post it directly to the PCOL web site or>contact us at:>>http://22.214.171.124/messages/messages/475/6127.html?1007409912>>>............E. If you have already registered in our Directory and are>interested in receiving PCOL News Stories as they happen, sign up at:>>http://126.96.36.199/messages/messages/475/6096.html?1006557798>>>............F. Please forward this email to your RPCV listservs, message>boards and to other RPCVs.>>>............G. To unsubscribe from this Monthly Newsletter, send an email>reply with the word UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject line.>>>............H. Peace Corps Online is an independent news forum dedicated>to the free exchange of ideas among Returned Peace Corps Volunteers>and is not affiliated with the US Peace Corps or any other returned>volunteer organization.>>
Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at http://explorer.msn.com.