Updates from U.S.

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

The End of My Tenure at Lwala

A personal note from Executive Director James Nardella… With both sadness and joy, I am writing from Kenya to tell you that this will be my final season as Executive Director for the Lwala Community Alliance. My full-time employment will end in September, but Lwala will remain an active commitment for my family and me. [...]

Connect with a Lwala Mama Through Kangu

This spring, we started partnering with Kangu to better connect mamas in Lwala with those who care about them in the U.S. Kangu is an online crowd-funding platform, which allows individuals to fund a specific pregnant woman’s access to clean, life-saving healthcare services. Safe birth services include: prenatal/antenatal care, skilled attendance at delivery, emergency obstetrics, [...]

Lwala Community Alliance Executive Director Pens Two Chapters in Zondervan’s The Mother & Child Project

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 [...]


Lwala is a finalist in a funding opportunity through the Amplify “Zero to Five” Challenge through OpenIDEO.com. In a nutshell, 443 ideas were submitted on innovative projects organizations would like to initiate in their communities. Our idea focuses on how GIS mapping can be used in “Thrive thru 5″ to reduce under-5 mortality. 31 of IDEO’s “most innovative ideas” [...]

10 Reasons Why Lwala is Thankful for Health eVillages

Lwala Community Alliance community celebrated World AIDS Day on December 1 with a benefit gala at Boston University. More than 110 gathered to listen to the reflections of Co-Founder Fred Ochieng’ and to hear from keynote speaker Donato Tramuto, founder of Health eVillages which provides healthcare technology to some of the most under-resourced environments in [...]

Lwala Fulfills 2009 Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action, Partners with Ronald McDonald House Charities® to Combat Infant Mortality

NEW YORK, NY — In less than five years, the percent of pregnant women delivering in a health facility in a remote region of western Kenya has skyrocketed from 26% to 96%, resulting in a 50% reduction of neonatal mortality in the community compared to the region at large. This achievement is due to Lwala [...]

The IZUMI Foundation joins Lwala’s Commitment to “Thrive Thru 5″

The IZUMI Foundation recently awarded Lwala with a grant to expand the Lwala Community Hospital’s infrastructure and provide additional on-site housing for clinical providers. Through this investment, the IZUMI Foundation will join Ronald McDonald House Charities to support Lwala’s Thrive Thru 5 program, which aims to reduce under-5 mortality in the community by 50% by 2016. [...]

Lwala invited back to Clinton Global Initiative

We are excited to announce that Lwala Community Alliance has been invited to be members of Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in 2014! In 2009, Lwala Co-Founder Dr. Milton Ochieng’ was invited to attend the CGI Annual Meeting. At the meeting, Lwala made a formal commitment to “Safe Motherhood” in order to enhance the quality and [...]


  • 2,593 Monthly Patient Visits

  • 429 2014 Babies Born

  • 1,200 Girls empowered

  • 180 Kenyans employed

  • 5,155 Students with Clean Water

  • 967 Patients on HIV Care

  • 1,234 Farmers Trained

  • 40 Student Scholarships

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