Updates from Kenya

Our mission is to build the capacity of the people of Lwala to advance their own comprehensive well-being.

Reflections on the New Lwala Hospital Laboratory

MERCY OBIERO, one of our laboratory technicians, recently shared her perspective on the new laboratory. Working in the new laboratory is very exciting. The rooms are spacious and can accommodate the equipment and personnel for quite advanced testing and diagnosis. We have a phlebotomy area that is separate from the main lab, a microbiology section, [...]

Lwala’s Community Health Workers Impacting Lives – One Mama at a Time

Steve Okong’o, one of our public health officers, recently shared this story of transformation about a mother in the Lwala community… No pregnant mother wishes to pass HIV to her unborn child. Deborah Achieng, an unskilled farm worker and mother of four children who had little understanding of the virus, is no different. Deborah first [...]

Babies Graduating from PMTCT Program Remain HIV Negative

Today, we celebrated with many of the HIV-exposed babies who recently graduated from our PMTCT (Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission) program — one year after birth, these children remain HIV NEGATIVE! This program is supported by our partners Blood:Water and FACES. “Getting to zero is no longer a dream, but in our reach and [...]

Watch Our Staff Housing Expand in Lwala

In addition to our hospital expansion, we are also adding staff housing to provide our clinical staff living quarters close to the hospital so they can quickly respond to emergencies on nights and weekends. Thanks to all the individuals and our key partners — Ronald McDonald House Charities, Health eVillages, and Izumi Foundation — for making [...]

Watch the Lwala Community Hospital Expand

In November 2014, we broke ground on our hospital expansion in Lwala. We’re tracking the progress and will be posting photos here so that you too can follow the building. Thanks again to all the individuals and our key partners — Ronald McDonald House Charities, Health eVillages, and Izumi Foundation — for making this project [...]

Our 5th Annual Blood:Water-Sponsored WASH Tournament is a Success!

This year marked the 5th annual WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) Tournament, sponsored by Blood:Water. Through this event, Lwala Community Alliance trains community members in WASH practices and provides education on HIV care and prevention. And, to participate in the tourney, players must first complete the WASH and HIV education program! This year’s numbers are [...]

The Doors to Secondary School Open Thanks to Kenya Education Fund & Education For All Children

Students in Lwala are on holiday break through the end of August, but when school starts again, two of our secondary school students will be returning to the classroom thanks to sponsorships through Kenya Education Fund (KEF) and Education For All Children (EFAC). Cynthia Awuor Ogutu Eighteen-year-old Cynthia Awuor Ogutu attends St. Albert’s Ulanda Secondary [...]

GlobeMed Students Spend 3 Weeks in Lwala

This summer, Hannah Peifer and Maddie Leonard, members of GlobeMed at the University of Pennsylvania, spent three weeks in Lwala. This GlobeMed chapter has partnered with Lwala Community Alliance since 2013 to fundraise and educate students about global health issues. They also provide interns, like Hannah and Maddie, to support our work in the field [...]

Impact

  • 2,584 Monthly Patient Visits

  • 459 2015 Babies Born

  • 1,200 Girls empowered

  • 180 Kenyans employed

  • 5,155 Students with Clean Water

  • 1,107 Patients on HIV Care

  • 1,234 Farmers Trained

  • 40 Student Scholarships

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