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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
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      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 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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      >.............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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