Lwala Community Alliance was featured on Aug. 26, 2015 on the Clinton Foundation Blog in a post written by Renée Joslyn, Clinton Global Initiative’s Director of Girls and Women Integration, called “Closing the Gender Equality Gap.”
“I am proud to say that in the past decade, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) has become a key player and unique convener of experts and advocates in the gender equality space. Since the inception of CGI, members have made more than 700 Commitments to Action with a focus on girls and women, globally and domestically. Through these commitments, girls and women around the world have greater access to education and healthcare; opportunities to make their voices heard without the threat of violence; and increased access to the formal economy.
One example is the Lwala Community Alliance (LCA)’s “Thrive Thru 5” commitment, which focuses on improving maternal and child health in Kenya. LCA works in the Migori County near Lake Victoria in Kenya, an area where the under-five mortality rate is 150 out of 1,000—which is about 20 times the same rate in the United States. This commitment is an all-out effort to reduce under-five mortality by 50 percent in the Lwala Community Hospital by the end of 2016.”
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