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CRAIGSLIST BLOG!

All of us at OHR would like to extend a personal thanks to Craig Newmark and the Craigslist Charitable Foundation for their generous contribution of $20,000 to the OHR-Inveneo Partnership to help us improve our computer lab and encourage HIV counseling and testing at the Ekialo Kiona Center on Mfangano Island. Craig Newmark of Craiglist… Read more »

MFANGANO SUMMER 2010 UPDATE #2

In June, Organic Health Response officially opened the Ekialo Kiona Center for membership! Since opening, Ekialo Kiona has enrolled over 400 members, all of whom have gone for Voluntary Testing and Counseling. Voluntary Counseling and Testing – World Cup Program: The World Cup Program was a sounding success. In just a few months after opening… Read more »

SISTERHOOD EXCHANGE PROGRAM

The Sisterhood Exchange Program connects HIV+ women of Mfangano Island, Kenya with local and global sister organizations to model “positive living”, increase social support, and train in entrepreneurial craft making. Thanks to the support of individuals and organizations in western Colorado, the Sisterhood Exchange Program is off and running.  In just a couple weeks, Glenwood… Read more »

MFANGANO SUMMER 2010 UPDATE #1

I’m writing to you today on a cell phone modem and a solar charged laptop from the one and only official home of the Organic Health Response, the Ekialo Kiona Center at Kitawi Beach. I hope to provide semi-weekly updates over the course of the summer, so that all our supporters have a sense of… Read more »

OPENING DAY AT THE EKIALO KIONA CENTER – JUNE 10, 2010

The Ekialo Kiona Center officially opened on June 10, 2010 on Mfangano Island!  In celebration of the World Cup, we are featuring the World Cup Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) program for the next 5 weeks. With our new projector purchased with help from the Rotary Clubs in Kisumu, Ft. Collins, and Glenwood Springs, Colorado,… Read more »

SAN FRANCISCO FUNDRAISERS

OHR raised $1690 through a San Francisco Biodiesel Bus Party: On May 13th, 2010,  Forty medical, nursing and pharmacy students from UCSF rocked out around San Francisco in a Sustainable Party Bus. The bus was generously donated for the evening by our friend Jens-Peter Jungclaussen at www.teacherbus.com. Our close friends and OHR supporters Alex Neves… Read more »

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 »