Category: PCV Information

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Our Resource Library Now Includes Peace Corps-Specific Health Resources

RPCV Health Crusade expands its Resource Library to include a new section for Peace Corps-Specific Health Resources. Since all Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) around the world are being evacuated, we felt they could benefit from having a set of health resources in relation to Peace Corps. But we did not want to reinvent the wheel…
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PCV Evacuation Around the World

A complete Peace Corps Volunteers (PCV) evacuation effort is going on around the world due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Earlier this year, Peace Corps had already evacuated PCVs from China and Mongolia. But that was when the high percentage of those infected were in China. But now, people in more than 120 countries around the…
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Stay Safe During COVID-19

COVID-19 is all over the news these days. But, it is easy to think that will not happen to you. After all, you wash your hands regularly. But do you really? And, is that enough? When serving overseas, Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) sometimes do not practice the best health habits. We may not have access…
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RPCV Health Crusade Supports PCV’s Access to Menstruating Hygiene Products

It is time to remove the stigma and open the discussion on menstrual cycles and feminine hygiene products. Approximately half the people on the planet will have, is currently having, or previously had to deal with it every month. A recent Feeding America study lists feminine hygiene products as one of the eight “basic essentials”…
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Help Us Build a Resource Library

We are learning so much as we continue building this group! And, we are learning more about what is important to this unique community of PCVs and RPCVs through your survey responses and awesome feedback. We feel that it would be helpful to the community to have a set of resources easily available to them.…
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Health Survey 2019-2020 is Live

The RPCV Health Crusade’s Health Survey 2019-2020 is now open! But why did we create it? Some in the RPCV community, and beyond, feel that there is room for improvement for the health needs of serving PCVs. But more importantly, that there is very little in place to support the health and well-being of RPCVs…
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RPCV Health Crusade Is Ready to Launch

Yes, RPCV Health Crusade will formally launch! We are a group of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) who served in different PC service locations, during different years, on different project assignments, and with different backgrounds who came together when we noticed some potential gaps in addressing the health needs of currently-serving and returned Peace Corps…
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