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.
120 Under 40 shines a light on the “positive disruptions” made by young leaders in family planning, enabling others to model their behavior and build on their success. The project’s international profile will increase awareness of family planning as critical to young people’s health and well-being and essential to sustainable global development.
Way to go, Ash. We are so proud!
120 Under 40 is organized by the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, with sponsorship from Bayer.
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 [...]
Nashville, Tenn. — Blood:Water Co-Founder Jena Lee Nardella made her first visit to Lwala, Kenya, in 2005, bouncing along an unmarked dirt path in the back of a pick-up truck. Now, 10 years later, she’s sharing this story of partnership between Blood:Water and what would become Lwala Community Alliance in her new memoir, ONE THOUSAND [...]
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. [...]