This week marks the 5 year anniversary of the opening of the Lwala Community Hospital!
This week 5 years ago, we opened our doors to seeing patients in the village of Lwala in western Kenya. Fred and I were but medical students. From reading emergency medicine textbooks on the fly, to delivering our first breech delivery with telephone assistance from an OB in Tampa, Florida, to now having nearly 90 Kenyans employed by our nonprofit, the Lwala Community Alliance, we have come a long way. We’ve provided more than 80,000 patient visits! When our parents passed only 6 years ago, there was no local access to HIV care. We now have nearly 1,000 people enrolled in care and treatment! It’s been a team effort. Thank you for your support and thanks to the people on the ground in Lwala for helping us achieve this milestone.
-Dr. Milton Ochieng’
P.S. Want to really see the progress? Click below to watch a recent talk Fred and I gave.
OUR GOALS FOR 2012 INCLUDE…
●4,000 students with access to clean drinking water
●1,500 people on HIV care
●700 girls reached through our Girls’ Education Program
●500 new WASH trainees
●400 participants in our agricultural training
●350 babies safely delivered at the Lwala Community Hospital
●35 new Community Health Workers employed to reach mothers and children
●20 people earning income through our sewing and soap-making cooperatives
●10 new secondary school students receiving sponsorships
●1 new ambulance providing emergency transport to those who need it
Thank you for being part of the journey with us!
You can help us sustain our existing programs and roll out further initiatives by making a donation now.