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 unique convener of experts and advocates in the gender equality space. Since the inception of CGI, members have made more than 700 Commitments to Action with a focus on girls and women, globally and domestically. Through these commitments, girls and women around the world have greater access to education and healthcare; opportunities to make their voices heard without the threat of violence; and increased access to the formal economy.
One example is the Lwala Community Alliance (LCA)’s “Thrive Thru 5” commitment, which focuses on improving maternal and child health in Kenya. LCA works in the Migori County near Lake Victoria in Kenya, an area where the under-five mortality rate is 150 out of 1,000—which is about 20 times the same rate in the United States. This commitment is an all-out effort to reduce under-five mortality by 50 percent in the Lwala Community Hospital by the end of 2016.”
Click here to read the complete blog post.
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 [...]
This past year, Lwala Community Alliance, along with 9 other civil society organizations, received sub-contract funding from USAID and NOPE (National Organization of Peer Educators) on a institutional strengthening grant project known as Fanikisha. Specifically, Lwala partnered NOPE to enact a program called Tumalize Ukimwi (“Let’s Finish AIDS”). The primary objectives of Tumalize Ukimwi were [...]
Lwala Community Alliance was featured in the July 2014 issue of Shared Sanitation, Hygiene, Information & Tales (SSHIT), a publication of the Kenya Ministry of Health. The article, “A Beacon and Ray of Hope,” discusses our WASH program and Public Health outreach. Click here to read the complete article.
Lwala co-founder Dr. Milton Ochieng’ was recently interviewed by Brown University’s Medicine Magazine. The article discusses Milton’s childhood, his inspiration for building a clinic in Lwala, and why he continues to go back to the Lwala Community Hospital. Read the article here.