Health & HIV/AIDS
Peace Corps Health & HIV/AIDS Volunteers provide maternal and child health services, nutrition and hygiene education, organizational support at community clinics, and education about HIV/AIDS, prevention of infections and vaccine-preventable diseases. Volunteers provide formal and informal training and support to individuals, schools (some in a classroom setting), communities, nongovernmental organizations, hospitals, clinics, and others. Some Volunteers model health methodologies for their communities. As promoters of health education and awareness, Volunteers are not medical care providers.

Some Volunteers work on construction projects and help organize and mobilize communities to provide health and hygiene education. They expand access to clean water and improve sanitation by digging water wells, building latrines, and teaching communities how to maintain these structures.

For more information, visit www.peacecorps.gov/health
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