|Description:||Benjamin Monroe, a CDC health scientist and Peace Corp Volunteer, was shown here in an unknown location in the country of Ghana, as he was carrying two orange fluid-filled plastic jugs across a makeshift swamp bridge composed of some horizontally-placed tree limbs traversed with large wooden planks. Moore was in the process of helping to transfer newly-delivered supplies from a river barge to his Peace Corp encampment.|
The end of this month marks a special legacy both here at CDC and around the world as people celebrate Peace Corps Week. Since its inception in 1961, thousands of Americans, including more than 200 CDC employees, have served as Peace Corps Volunteers in 139 counties around the world. "I have found that there is a critical need for people at CDC with personal understanding of humans, animals, and landscapes", says Monroe.