Today is World AIDS Day, which aims to raise HIV awareness, promote prevention, and fight for a cure.
Here at Lwala, health is at the very center of our programs. Our region is a hotspot for HIV infections, with HIV rates triple the national average. Out of every 1,000 births, 95 babies will die before their 1st birthday—more than 10 times as many in the U.S. We are dedicated to bringing these numbers down and bringing the health of our community up. We’re aiming for an AIDS-free generation.
Lwala was founded by a community fed-up with the HIV crisis. Milton and Fred Ochieng’ saw their parents die of HIV and led their community to build a holistic program ensuring that no child become orphaned because of HIV and no child start life HIV positive.
We track and support every pregnant mother, child under 5, and person living with HIV with a community-led approach. This concept is yielding extreme health outcomes, including an increase of 26% to 97% in skilled deliveries, rates of mother-to-child HIV transmission nearing ZERO, and the provision of treatment and care for 1,107 HIV+ clients—a 15% increase from 2014.
All of this is possible because of your help. We want to continue this progress and on behalf of #WorldAIDSday, we encourage you to join the cause today. Give now and spread the message of #HIVprevention with your friends and family through Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to help raise awareness, educate, and support!
Set the date! #GivingTuesday is NOVEMBER 29, 2016 If you’re not familiar with the concept, it’s a day when friends, families, businesses, charities, communities, and students to come together through social media and collaboration to celebrate generosity. We all know the holidays are about celebrating with family, friends, and loved ones, and we want to [...]
We are excited to announce that our Executive Director, Ash Rogers, was selected as one of the 2016 winners of 120 Under 40: The New Generation of Family Planning Leaders! She was chosen from a pool of nominees from all over the world—a testament to her achievements in and contributions to the fields of family planning and reproductive health. [...]
Because of the generosity of our supporters at the Lwala 2020: Towards Wholeness of Life event in Nashville, we surpassed our fundraising goal of $100,000 and raised a total of $160,913 towards reducing under-5 mortality in Lwala, Kenya! That is equivalent to 643 children receiving health services from birth to age 5. We are truly [...]
Nashville, Tenn. — Nine years after the creation of Lwala Community Alliance, the Nashville community will gather on Thursday, April 28, at the Loveless Barn, to celebrate, “Lwala 2020: Towards Wholeness of Life.” This event is presented by the Health eVillages-Healthways Community Outreach Program and The Honorable Bill and Tracy Frist. Event special guests include [...]
We want YOU to help us build on our successes by adding a high-impact economic development intervention strategy to our work. To do this, we are launching a DESIGN AGAINST POVERTY COMPETITION for nonprofits, social for-profits, and individual entrepreneurs in the Sankalp community. Applications are due Friday, February 12.
We are incredibly grateful for our long-standing partnership with Health eVillages and Donato Tramuto. In Lwala, they have not only provided iPods and iPads loaded with the Omnio medical reference app to clinicians and community health workers, but this month they fulfilled their $310,000 commitment towards our hospital expansion! This expansion included additional in-patient space, [...]
As 2015 draws to a close, we are thrilled to welcome ASH ROGERS to the Lwala Community Alliance family as our new EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR. As an important partner in our health, education, and economic empowerment work in Lwala, we wanted you to be among the first to hear this great news. An extensive search, conducted [...]
Kelly Peuquet moved to Lwala in mid-August and will be our M&E Fellow for the next year in cooperation with the Princeton in Africa fellowship program. In this position, her primary role will be working on our M&E team to lead evaluations, support our monitoring process and ensure that our new SIMBA platform is working [...]
We have a chance to win $50,000 through Microsoft, but WE NEED YOU! The competition is based entirely on social media activity — how many likes, posts and tweets we can get through midnight PST Wednesday, Sept. 23. Will you help us? Here’s how you can vote for Lwala (You have 3 options and can [...]