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Wholeness of life in Lwala and Beyond

Lwala Community Hospital Celebrates 5 Years

This week marks the 5 year anniversary of the opening of the Lwala Community Hospital! APRIL 2007 APRIL 2012 Dear Friends, 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 [...]

Milton and Fred Ochieng’ to make Nashville appearance

Drs. Milton and Fred Ochieng’ will be featured as the keynote speakers at the TN Global Health Forum in Nashville on Thursday, Feb 23. Milton and Fred Ochieng’ will be giving a multi-media presentation on building holistic wellness in Lwala. Through story, statistics, and video, they will bring to life 3 direct challenges to wellness [...]

Agricultural Project Implemented in Lwala

Through a partnership with Development in Gardening (DIG), a US-based NGO that works to improve nutrition and heath through sustainable agriculture, the Lwala Community Alliance has implemented a program to bring improved farming knowledge and practice to the people of North Kamagambo. This project includes the development of a vegetable garden on the hospital property [...]

World AIDS Day Events – Boston and Nashville

In the Lwala area, approximately 1 in 4 people is infected with HIV. Whereas just 5 years ago, people in Lwala had limited access to health care, now nearly 1000 people are currently enrolled in HIV care through the Lwala Community Hospital. World AIDS Day is held on December 1 each year and is an [...]

Evening Survival Kit Launch Party in Nashville on November 17

“UNITED WE LOVE”: FOUR WOMEN’S ENTERPRISES PARTNER TO HELP WOMEN SURVIVE WORLDWIDE November 10, 2011 – Nashville, TN –– With the theme of United We Love, Thistle Farms announces a new product collaboration by four organizations worldwide. The Evening Survival Kit features four women’s accessories for an evening out and supports the survival of women domestically and in [...]

Lwala Highlighted at Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

Due to the successful expansion of maternal and child health care in Lwala, Dr. Milton Ochieng’ was invited to report on the progress of the Lwala Community Alliance on stage with President Clinton during the opening session of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) annual meeting in New York City. CGI is an exclusive invitation-only summit [...]

Lwala Community Alliance Responds to Recent Typhoid Outbreak

This June, a local secondary school near the Lwala Community Hospital saw a typhoid outbreak sweep through its dormitories and mess hall. Over a period of about two weeks, a number of students from Kameji Secondary School came to the Lwala Community Hospital and tested positive for typhoid. Clinicians and staff responded swiftly to these [...]

HIV Health Education Program Piloted in Secondary School

The Lwala Community Alliance determined a need for an effective sex and HIV education outreach program to take to local schools to increase understanding of HIV and ultimately reduce HIV prevalence in the region. As a result, the “Tuko Pamoja” (“We are together” in Kiswahili) curriculum was launched in late May 2011 at Kameji Secondary School. [...]

Dedication of new maternity wing and recent press in Kenya

From Clinic to Hospital from Lwala Community Alliance on Vimeo. On March 21, 2011, the Lwala Community Alliance held a ceremony on site in Lwala to dedicate the new maternity wing. Over 300 people were in attendance, including the Provincial Medical Director, the Minister of Parliament, district education and medical officers, Milton and Fred Ochieng, [...]