Posts By: Kelsi Hines

Student Spotlight: Investigating How Health Navigation Improves Maternal Mortality on Mfangano Island

This year, we are grateful to have University of Minnesota Med Student, Nick DesLauriers, with us as a Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellow! Nick is currently working alongside our team on Mfangano to develop and implement the MOMENTUM Study on Mfangano. Check out the recent Student Spotlight article – Nick shares is first hand… Read more »

OHR Co-Founder Joel Oguta Speaks at University of Minnesota

During the month of September, OHR Co-Founder Joel Oguta is in Minnesota on a Visiting Scholar Award sponsored by the University of Minnesota Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility. After hosting hundreds of volunteers and visitors in his home on Mfangano Island, this is Joel’s first trip to the United States! During his time… Read more »

$100,000 CAD Stars in Global Health Award to Improve Maternal Health

    We are excited to announce the receipt of a $100,000 CAD Stars in Global Health Award to expand our Health Navigation model, funded by Grand Challenges Canada! This 18-month project will strengthen the emergency referral system for mothers and newborns on the remote island of Mfangano by establishing a durable pathway for healthy pregnancies, safe… Read more »

Kanyakla Expansion Study is Complete!

Over the past 5 years Organic Health Response-Ekialo Kiona has graduated over 100 “Kanyakla” groups from our innovative HIV microclinic curriculum on Mfangano. After a successful pilot in 2014, OHR designed a Randomized Control Trial to help us better assess the impact of this intervention on retention in HIV care and treatment adherence with “Kanyakla”… Read more »

Glenwood Springs CO helps kick off “Mfangano Tomorrow!”

Last week, two long-time supporters of Organic Health Response, Bruce and Jan Shugart, graciously opened their home in Glenwood Springs, CO to help us kick off the 2018 “Mfangano Tomorrow” Capital Campaign! Over the course of the evening, 25 friends and guests came together to learn more about the remote communities of Mfangano Island, Kenya… Read more »

Help save our radio this #givingtuesday!

In the spirit of giving thanks this holiday season, help get EK-FM Radio, a beloved community radio station in Mfangano Island, Kenya back on the air! To learn more and donate this #GivingTuesday, visit https://saveourradio.causevox.com/. EK-FM Radio is a local community radio station that is operated by the Ekialo Kiona (“EK”) Center, in partnership with… Read more »

OHR Partners with Rotary to implement $35,000 Global Grant!

Organic Health Response is excited announce our partnership with the Rotary Clubs of Mfangano Mbita and Fort Collins Breakfast in Colorado to implement a $35,000 Rotary International Global Grant! This grant will expand the proven Mfangano Health Network (“Kanyakla” program) to 70 new support groups, reaching 15 new villages in 2017-2018. As the implementing partner,… Read more »

Join our Campaign: “Mfangano Tomorrow!”

Organic Health Response is proud to launch the “Mfangano Tomorrow” Campaign, which will secure capital to support sustainable infrastructure and operations in Mfangano Island, Lake Victoria, Kenya for generations to come. Our impact so far: Since opening the doors of the Ekialo Kiona ‘EK’ Center in 2010, Organic Health Response (OHR) has grown to support over 5,000… Read more »