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2010 MILLION MUSTACHE MARCH

60 of the world’s upcoming entrepreneurs from America, Europe, and Asia are working together with the Global Entrepreneurship Program (GEP)  to uncover opportunities in global markets. In February, two students made presentation on Guerrilla Marketing (a new type of viral marketing, using organic means to advertise a msage) in Hangzhou, China.  This presentation morphed into… Read more »

HESPERIAN FOUNDATION: OUR NEW RESOURCE FOR BOOKS

We met this cool group at a UCSF Global Health Conference.  They will be providing some innovative literature for the library in the Ekialo Kiona Center. Look for OHR on their blog in the near future! Hesperian is a non-profit publisher of books and newsletters for community-based health care. Their first book, Where There Is… Read more »

BUILDING THE “EK”– A LOCAL ENDEAVOR…

If you’ve ever been to Kenya (some may accurately generalize – anywhere in Africa), you know that time is rarely of the essence.  When you plan to meet a friend at 1pm, you know never to show up punctually at 1pm because you WILL wait anywhere from 30 minutes up to 2 hours for your… Read more »

WORLD AIDS DAY 2009

World AIDS Day is celebrated on December 1st. The World AIDS Day theme for 2009 is ‘Universal Access and Human Rights. December 1st is an opportunity to increase awareness of HIV/AIDS, as well as a reminder of the education and commitment needed to eradicate this disease. OHR is hosting a large World AIDS Day event… Read more »

A UNIQUE PARTNERSHIP: THE OHR-GMCP INITIATIVE FOR HIV/AIDS

The OHR-GMCP Initiative for HIV/AIDS represents a unique partnership between the Organic Health Response and the Global-Micro Clinic Project (GMCP).  GMCP is a global organization that seeks to catalyze integrated health solutions around the globe using the power of an organic social network.  The partnership recognizes a shared vision for activating the force of social… Read more »

New Murals Brighten Walls at EKC

      Walls and domed ceilings at the Ekialo Kiona Center have found splashes of new colors. Eva Goetz, a local artist from Maine USA, has spent the last few weeks on Mfangano hosting a painting workshop at EK for Sisterhood Exchange Program artisans and kids. The large concrete spaces in the center have… Read more »

Academic Collaborations

A group of students at the University of California San Francisco have proposed a research project to measure the potential impact of the Organic Health Response on the overall health of HIV-affected communities on Mfangano Island. Their scientific evaluation will evaluate program effectiveness and determine potential scalability of OHR pilot programs for similarly affected communities… Read more »