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  • Kristen Cheney
    There s an article on Lariam that folks might be interested in... Kristen Cheney PhD Candidate University of CA at Santa Cruz 1156 High Street Santa Cruz, CA
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 20, 2002



      There's an article on Lariam that folks might be interested in...



      Kristen Cheney
      PhD Candidate
      University of CA at Santa Cruz
      1156 High Street
      Santa Cruz, CA 95064
      831-423-1127
      >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://208.234.30.110/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://208.234.30.110/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://208.234.30.110/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://208.234.30.110/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://208.234.30.110/messages/messages/2629/1008214.html?1023926135
      >
      >and the Peace Corps Film Festival at:
      >
      >http://208.234.30.110/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://208.234.30.110/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://208.234.30.110/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://208.234.30.110/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://208.234.30.110/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://208.234.30.110/messages/messages/2629/1008060.html?1022973880
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >- - - - - - - - - - - - - - III. PEACE CORPS NEWS IN BRIEF - - - - - - - - - - - - -
      >
      >
      >............A. PEACE CORPS DIRECTOR TRAVELS TO MOROCCO, MEETS WITH VOLUNTEERS
      >
      >http://208.234.30.110/messages/messages/2629/1008195.html?1023851774
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >............B. PEACE CORPS DIRECTOR MEETS WITH VOLUNTEERS, DIGNITARIES IN MAURITANIA AND SENEGAL
      >
      >http://208.234.30.110/messages/messages/2629/1008152.html?1023712301
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >............C. NIGERIA RPCV LEN LYON SEEKS TO ESTABLISH A COLLECTION OF AFRICAN ART
      >
      >http://208.234.30.110/messages/messages/2629/1008146.html?1023711396
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >............D. BUSH URGES GRADS TO VOLUNTEER
      >
      >http://208.234.30.110/messages/messages/2629/1008230.html?1024242151
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >............E. PEACE CORPS CLOSES PROGRAM IN SLOVAKIA
      >
      >http://208.234.30.110/messages/messages/2629/1008227.html?1024242062
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >............F. PEACE CORPS CLOSING PROGRAMS IN THE BALTIC STATES
      >
      >http://208.234.30.110/messages/messages/2629/1008274.html?1024418589
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >............G. THAILAND RPCV WARNER MONTGOMERY RETURNS TO THE FLOATING MARKETS OF BANGKOK
      >
      >http://208.234.30.110/messages/messages/2629/1008137.html?1023477001
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >............H. INDIA RPCV GENE TACKETT EXAMINES THE POLITICAL SITUATION IN KASHMIR
      >
      >http://208.234.30.110/messages/messages/2629/1008243.html?1024252640
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >............I. PEACE CORPS TRADITION CONTINUES WITH NEW GENERATION OF CARTERS
      >
      >http://208.234.30.110/messages/messages/2629/1008229.html?1024242119
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >............J. RPCV DAVE HIBBARD EMAILS GROUPS ASKING FOR SUPPORT FOR DODD LEGISLATION
      >
      >http://208.234.30.110/messages/messages/2629/1008228.html?1024242093
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >............L. SENEGAL RPCV DAWN SPIETH RUNS CENTERS FOR SCIENCE-BASED ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
      >
      >http://208.234.30.110/messages/messages/2629/1008211.html?1023925585
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >............M. PERU RPCV FRED POSES SETS STANDARD FOR GOOD BUSINESS
      >
      >http://208.234.30.110/messages/messages/2629/1008198.html?1023851986
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >............N. RPCVS READ ESSAYS ABOUT THEIR PEACE CORPS EXPERIENCE
      >
      >http://208.234.30.110/messages/messages/2629/1008199.html?1023852022
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >............O. RPCV OWNED TOUR COMPANY ANNOUNCES BLACK CULTURE TOUR OF CARIBBEAN COSTA RICA AND PANAMA
      >
      >http://208.234.30.110/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://208.234.30.110/messages/messages/2629/1008184.html?1023721914
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >............Q. AFGHANISTAN RPCV KEVIN MCNAMARA WORKS TO HELP REBUILD KABUL UNIVERSITY
      >
      >http://208.234.30.110/messages/messages/2629/1008171.html?1023715783
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >............R. SWAZILAND RPCV REED HASTINGS FOUNDS NETFLIX, WORKS IN EDUCATION
      >
      >http://208.234.30.110/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://208.234.30.110/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://208.234.30.110/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://208.234.30.110/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://208.234.30.110/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://208.234.30.110/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://208.234.30.110/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.
      >
      >


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