Lwala Community Alliance was featured in a guest blog on One.org on May 27, 2016.
No pregnant mother wants to pass HIV to her unborn child. Deborah Achieng, a farm worker and mother of four, is no different.
Deborah first suspected something was wrong when her weight dropped when she was two months pregnant. A trained Community Health Worker (CHW) from Lwala Community Alliance visited her at home as a part of our Thrive thru 5 program (supported by Ronald McDonald House Charities, Izumi Foundation, Health eVillages, Real Medicine Foundation, and The Charitable Foundation). Deborah followed up on their encouragement to visit the Lwala hospital, where she was tested for HIV. If positive, Deborah would then have access to antiretroviral (ARV) medicine and antenatal education to drastically reduce the odds of transmitting the virus to her unborn child.
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Lwala Community Alliance was featured in the Huffington Post on April 5, 2016 in a guest post written by Worldreader staff Kristina Lee, Manager of Programs and Partnership, and Selena Garrahan, Assistant Community Manager. As they gather around wide-eyed, their curious minds marvel at this small device packed with big promise. In Migori County, Kenya, [...]
Five health care leaders who have made significant advances in improving access to care across the globe will be honored at the Health eVillages 5th Anniversary Celebration on February 23, 2016, at the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City. The 2016 Heal-the-Villages Award winners have each exhibited the spirit of Health eVillages through the leadership [...]
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 [...]
By James Nardella, Executive Director of Lwala Community Alliance One evening in 2011, after a day of plowing her family’s fields with a neighbor’s bull, Vivian Okoth* was leading the animal back to its owners. On the way, the bull charged her from behind, caught her with his horns, and threw her into the air. [...]
NASHVILLE, TN — The work of Lwala Community Alliance is featured in two chapters of The Mother & Child Project: Raising our Voices for Health and Hope, which releases today – March 31. This book, published by Zondervan, is a collaboration of 42 essays by notable politicians, celebrities, pastors and global health advocates – including [...]
The Lwala Community Alliance was recently featured as a member of the Segal Family Foundation in the Clinton Global Initiative’s “Moving from Ideas to Impact” Report.
By James Nardella, Executive Director of Lwala Community Alliance Traditionally, men have been on the sidelines in the struggle to advance the rights of girls and women around the world. That’s why the #HeforShe movement – which calls on men to be activists and allies in addressing the disproportionate hurdles girls face – was a [...]
Executive Director James Nardella shares his reflections on “heirloom healthcare for the poor” … You can go to any chain grocery store in the United States or Europe and find conventionally-grown tomatoes year round. They always look the same no matter the season and are available in convenient locations. They are grown in a greenhouse [...]
Andy Bryant, Executive Director of the Segal Family Foundation, shares in this Forbes magazine article on SOCAP, examples of Place-Based Innovation. He notes, The Lwala Community Alliance model “has been identified by the Clinton Foundation as exemplary and will be replicated by other health care providers, including through Segal Family Foundation’s Health Network — a [...]