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About Oral History
Johnson, Elizabeth (Public Health Volunteer)
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Elizabeth "Lizzie" Johnson served in the Peace Corps in Gambia from 2013 to 2015, working in the health sector. Initially she went to Philadelphia for a half day of training; the remainder of her training took place in Gambia. Her health training was held in the village of Saaremusa. Her training group was divided according to the language they were to speak during Peace Corps service (Johnson spoke Pulaar). She learned about ten health education topics, such as hand washing techniques and malaria prevention. Upon moving to the village of Jiroff, Johnson first completed a survey of the residents. There was no health post nor clinic in her village. She lived with a host family during her two years. Johnson speaks about a typical day in her village, the foods she ate, and how sad she was to leave Gambia after completing her service. 1 digital audio file. Interviewed and recorded by Barbara Kaare-Lopez, May 9, 2016.
Date(s) of Materials: 9 May 2016
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