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Wholeness of life in Lwala and Beyond

Apple Features Lwala in a Documentary Short Film!

Through a new documentary short film, Apple is highlighting the innovative work of Lwala Community Alliance. We couldn’t be more proud of our team in Lwala, Kenya. The film tells the Lwala Community Alliance story of transforming maternal health care in Kenya. Because of our commitment to help women and babies, 95% percent of pregnant [...]


Watsi brings a new face to Lwala’s network of partners by supporting “Safe Babies,” our maternal and child health outreach program. We just completed an initial pilot program using Watsi’s unique crowd-sourcing model. The Watsi website has put new faces on maternal health by featuring profiles of the mothers and new babies in Lwala. To [...]

Maternity Ward to Open March 21!

Tour the new building with Executive Director James Nardella The new maternity and clinical care wing will open on March 21, 2011. The expansion triples the size of the facility in Lwala. The clinical care side of the building contains a triage bay, 4 private consulation rooms, a procedures room, a small ward, and a [...]

Children’s Club

Providing care and treatment to HIV-infected children is a priority for the Lwala Community Health Center and FACES, our partner in providing comprehensive HIV services to the community. HIV positive children often go undetected because parents are reluctant bring their children in for testing. Using a family-centered approach, Lwala’s staff have worked with FACES to [...]

Poisoned Baby Odhiambo Gets Second Chance at Life

On June 3, a 7 month old male baby named Odhiambo was brought to the health center in a semi-catatonic state. The child had accidentally been fed a highly concentrated insecticide, which was mistaken for cough syrup by the baby’s teenage mother. After consulting with physicians in the U.S., Milton and Fred Ochieng’ acted quickly [...]

Watoto Wabili – Two Babies

On May 28, 2010 the Lwala Community Alliance welcomed two 18 year old first time mothers on a Saturday morning: Millicent, a nearly silent struggler in one corner, and Maureen, a vigorous and loud laborer in the other. There was never better proof of the need for a larger space for deliveries, so RMHC’s support [...]