Malaria Month: Lutter Contre le Palu

So I wrote a parody song to help Stomp Out Malaria in Africa. Stomp Out Malaria is a Peace Corps Wide Africa to stop this debilitating disease that affects the continent.  As a member of Peace Corps Burkina Faso’s Community Health and AIDS Task Force (CHAT) we help promote Malaria and other community health awareness throughout the country, so why not do it through song. Enjoy!

Lutter Contre Palu Song Lyrics in French and English

(Apologies for the loss of meaning in translation in English)

*Sung to “Fight for this Love” by Cheryl Cole

C’est la faute des moustiques qui causent le palu

Trop des piqures ça va fait mal

C’est un maladie qui est endémique

Ici au Burkina et partout l’Afrique

Est-ce-que c’est mieux ou c’est le pire

Il faut que nous allons decrire

Qu’est ce que vous pouvez faire pour prevenir

Est-ce-que c’est mieux ou c’est le pire

Il faut que nous allons decrire

Qu’est ce que vous pouvez faire pour prevenir

 

Il faut dormir sous un moustiquaire

Qui est très bien attaché

Il faut utiliser le pommade de neem

Après laver et avant dormir

Il faut lutter, lutter, lutter, lutter, lutter, contre palu

Il faut lutter, lutter, lutter, lutter, lutter, contre palu

Il faut lutter, lutter, lutter, lutter, lutter, contre palu

Parce que ça va sauvegarder beaucoup des vies

 

Si vous aller dormir dehors ce soir

Il faut être protéger

Attacher le moustiquaire parmi les arbres

Et vous pouvez dormir sans les piqures

 

Si vous avez froid il faut faire attention

Si vous avez aussi le fievre

Il faut vous vous emballez dans un pagne mouiller

Et allez immediatement au dispensaire

 

Est-ce-que c’est mieux ou c’est le pire

Il faut que nous allons decrire

Qu’est ce que vous pouvez faire pour prevenir

Il faut lutter, lutter, lutter, lutter, lutter, contre palu

Il faut lutter, lutter, lutter, lutter, lutter, contre palu

Il faut lutter, lutter, lutter, lutter, lutter, contre palu

Parce que ça va sauvegarder beaucoup des vies

 

Mosquitos are the ones that cause malaria

Too many bites is bad

It’s an endemic disease

Here in Burkina, and throughout Africa

Is it better is worse?

We must describe

What you can do to prevent it

Is it better is worse?

We must describe

What you can do to prevent it.

You must sleep under a mosquito net

That is well installed

You must use neem cream

After bathing and before sleeping

We must fight fight fight fight fight against malaria

We must fight fight fight fight fight against malaria

We must fight fight fight fight fight against malaria

Because it will save so many lives

 

If you are sleeping outside tonight

You must be protected

Attach your mosquito net to the trees

And you can sleep without getting bitten

If you have chills, pay attention

If you also have a fever

You must wrap yourself in a wet pagne/sheet

And go immediately to the clinic

 

Is it better is worse?

We must describe

What you can do to prevent it

Is it better is worse?

We must describe

What you can do to prevent it.

After bathing and before sleeping

We must fight fight fight fight fight against malaria

We must fight fight fight fight fight against malaria

We must fight fight fight fight fight against malaria

Because it will save so many lives

4 responses to “Malaria Month: Lutter Contre le Palu

  1. Hi Sarah,

    Thanks for posting this. Burkina Faso is apparently the musical capital of Peace Corps! Can you post the lyrics (in French and English)? I’d love to share this with some of my colleagues who don’t speak French.

    Thanks for your service,
    Matt McLaughlin
    Program Manager
    Peace Corps
    Stomping Out Malaria in Africa

  2. Ca c’est formidable

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