Our mission is to build the capacity of the people of Lwala to advance their own comprehensive well-being.
The Lwala Community Alliance employs an extensive community health network that uses community members as the drivers and educators of health information and services. The community health team also collects community-based health statistics and provides mobilization for hospital-based services.
The Lwala Community Alliance deploys a team of 80 community health workers (CHWs) to recruit and enroll women of reproductive age in the entire spectrum of care from education on birth spacing, to prenatal care during pregnancy, to testing and treatment for HIV, to safe delivery by a skilled attendant. We track newborns until they are fully immunized and offer new mothers family planning options.
Due to the high rates of teen pregnancy and the difficulty young people have in accessing health services, Lwala Community Alliance established the Youth Peer Provider (YPP) program. With technical assistance from Planned Parenthood Global, Lwala has recruited and deployed a team of youth health workers, who are trained to reach their adolescent peers with sexual and reproductive health information and refer them to the health facility for services.
With support from our partner Blood:Water Mission, we train community members in water, sanitation, and hygiene practices (WASH) practices. The highly participatory curriculum covers causes of water borne illness, techniques for water treatment, latrine building, and skills for community mobilization.
You can help us sustain our existing programs and roll out further initiatives by making a donation now.
March 4th, 2014
Founders Drs. Milton and Fred Ochieng' had the honor of sharing their story with Brown University's Alpert Medical School. Brown hosted a screening of their documentary, "Sons of Lwala." Thank you to Brown University for the great photos!