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 and infants in East Africa. Through years of proximity to rural families, I have learned some of the challenges women face in remote locations. As a male, I now better understand that the barriers to maternal and child health care are not only resource barriers or technical barriers, but also moral and gender barriers.
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Lwala Community Alliance was featured in the Huffington Post on June 7, 2016 in a guest post written by Lwala Executive Director Ash Rogers and Village Enterprise President and CEO Dianne Calvi. We’ve never heard anyone living in poverty describe their situation as simple. In fact, we’ve heard story after story about the complex interactions [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]