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$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 Capital Campaign: “Mfangano Tomorrow!”

Organic Health Response is proud to launch its first capital campaign,“Mfangano Tomorrow”, 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… Read more »

OHR kicks off new reproductive health program to enhance sexual-decision making power among adolescent girls

Through your generous #GivingTuesday support, next month, OHR will kick off our new reproductive health pilot program for adolescent girls on Mfangano Island! Starting in January, our team will train 10 peer mentors to support 150 adolescent girls, ages 10-14, through a 3-month curriculum focused on topics such as adolescence and the life cycle, HIV… Read more »

EK Kenya Director makes first trip to the U.S!

OHR Co-founder and Kenya Director, Richard Magerenge, makes first trip to the U.S.! After eight years of dedicated cross-continental collaboration, Richard Magerenge, co-founder and executive director of Organic Health’s Response’s Ekialo Kiona Center on Mfangano Island, made a highly-anticipated inaugural visit to the United States – and his first trip outside of Africa! From March… Read more »

When human illness rises, the environment suffers, too.

            April 3, 2017 – Berkeley News When human illness rises, the environment suffers, too. We are excited to share this research led by OHR member, Katie Fiorella, examining links between human and ecosystem health, to be published this week in PNAS. Thanks to Erin Milner, Chas Salmen, Matt Hickey, Brian Mattah, Dan Omollo, Abdi… Read more »