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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 »

Bay Area Happy Hour!

Please welcome Richard Magarenge, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Organic Health’s Response’s Ekialo Kiona Center on Mfangano Island, in his first ever visit to the United States! After 8 years of dedicated cross-continental collaboration, Richard is embarking on an ambitious and exciting American tour that is taking him to three different timezones in Minnesota, Colorado… Read more »

MINN Talk & Tour

Wednesday, March 22 from 6:00-8:00pm Impact Hub MSP, 250 3rd Ave N #550, Mpls, MN Join Minnesota International Nonprofit Network (MINN) for a Talk and Tour of Organic Health Response (OHR) to get an in-depth look at the organization in a small group setting. The agenda includes an overview of the organization by Richard Magerenge, Co-Founder and… Read more »

You did it! The generosity of #GivingTuesday

        100 at-risk girls now have access to reproductive health education! Your generosity sent us above and beyond our #GivingTuesday goal! The $5,620 raised will allow us to impact over 100 young girls with the reproductive health education and services they deserve. We are so grateful for your support, thank you! Why adolescent girls?… Read more »

Retro Bike Shop Makes Impact

This month, the Ekialo Kiona Center received its fourth shipment of 375 mountain bicycles from our partner Bicycles for Humanity-Colorado. After 3 months of transit and 6 months clearing the onerous port of Mombasa, the bikes finally arrived on Mfangano shores! For the past 4 years bicycles have been used to incentive residents to learn… Read more »

Together, We Are Making Mfangano Green Again!

In May, 2,500 native tree seedlings were distributed during the rains to kanyakla groups across the island, in efforts to reforest Mfangano. Every tree was followed up during group kanyakla sessions, after 2 weeks and 4 months. Our philosophy doesn’t stop just at planting. Community members are educated on planting and care instructions as well… Read more »

Group Cohesion, HIV Stigma and Care and Treatment

How do we overcome stigma? How do we ensure we all know our status? How can we better care for one another? With support from Microclinics International, the Segal Family Foundation and our supporters around the world, Organic Health Response is exploring these exact questions through our Kanyakla Program. On Mfangano Island, deep stigma of… Read more »

Health Navigators Launch in Mfangano South!

This past Wednesday, OHR-EK launched our Health Navigation and Emergency Response Program from Mfangano East to include Mfangano South sub-location. The Health Navigation Program aims to improve maternal and child health and reduce critical delays in emergency care through the establishment of a first responder and care coordination network. Together we train a cadre of… Read more »

Suba Voice, Amplified!

The great Suba ancestors once used a drum to communicate across the rough waters of Lake Victoria. After multiple setbacks and hoops with the Government of Kenya, the Suba people of Mfangano can now hear their voice, although modernized, amplified across the lake. Last week, EK Youth Radio (EK-FM 88.3) received its official frequency license!… Read more »