Posts by: Cameron Plese

Wholeness of life in Lwala and Beyond

The Women in Global Health (WGH) Movement honored Kenya’s Mercy Owuor of Lwala Community Alliance

*Press Release from GE Healthcare and the Miller Center for Social Enterprise GE joins Women in Global Health Movement to celebrate exemplary women leaders in global healthcare Geneva, Switzerland, May 22nd, 2017 – The Women in Global Health (WGH) Movement honored Kenya’s Mercy Owuor of Lwala Community Alliance alongside 12 other women at the movement’s [...]

Lwala Co-Founder, Milton Ochieng, featured in BJC Today cover story

This week, Lwala Co-founder Milton Ochieng’ is featured in the cover story for BJC Medical Group’s weekly online newsletter, titled “BJC Today.” The article highlights the community-led founding of the Lwala Community Hospital as well as the growth and impact of Lwala’s work in the years since. Milton remains a critical member of Lwala’s leadership [...]

CONGRATULATIONS!

We are excited to announce that our Executive Director, Ash Rogers, was selected as one of the 2016 winners of 120 Under 40: The New Generation of Family Planning Leaders! She was chosen from a pool of nominees from all over the world—a testament to her achievements in and contributions to the fields of family planning and reproductive health. [...]

Vanderbilt IEPM student spends summer in Lwala

Written by: Caroline Martin This summer, Caroline Martin, an M.Ed. in International Education Policy and Management (IEPM) student at Vanderbilt University, spent nine weeks in Lwala. During this time, her work included conducting research – in conjunction with Lwala’s education team – to investigate the level and levers of effectiveness of e-readers in 13 public [...]

After 4 Weeks in Lwala, GlobeMed Student Shares Experience

Written By: Mane Williams This summer, Mane Williams, a junior double majoring in biology (with a concentration in computational biology) and computer science and a member of GlobeMed at the University of Pennsylvania, spent four weeks in Lwala, along with fellow student Hannah Peifer. This GlobeMed chapter has partnered with Lwala Community Alliance since 2013 [...]

Policy & Partnerships Manager

POLICY & PARTNERSHIPS MANAGER Department: Leadership Reports to: Managing Director Location: Based in Nairobi, Kisumu, or Migori with at least 50% time onsite at Lwala’s office in Rongo, Migori, Kenya Apply: Send CV and cover letter to Gilbert Okinyi at gilbert@lwalacommunityalliance.org. Direct questions to Julius Mbeya at Julius@lwalacommunityalliance.org Deadline: Applications are being accepted on an [...]

GlobeMed Student Reflects on 4 Weeks in Lwala

Written By: Hannah Peifer This summer, Hannah Peifer, a senior majoring in African Studies and Biology and member of GlobeMed at the University of Pennsylvania, spent four weeks in Lwala, along with fellow student Mane Williams. This GlobeMed chapter has partnered with Lwala Community Alliance since 2013 to fundraise and educate students about global health [...]

Reflections for Father’s Day

Written by: Managing Director JULIUS MBEYA Julius Mbeya is an advocate for social justice and believes that lasting change happens when communities develop and drive solutions to local problems. He believes that our lives are implicated in those of others and that the world would be a better place when justice and fairness reigns. He [...]

Charisma Magazine Features “Educating Men to Understand That Women Are Not Their ‘Property’”

This article, written by Lwala Community Alliance’s former Executive Director James Nardella as part of Hope Through Healing Hands’ The Mother & Child Project book, was featured by Charisma magazine on June 15, 2016. As a nonprofit leader, I have dedicated much of my working life to bringing health care to rural populations of mothers [...]

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