Check out EK Radio’s recent blog post for Craig Newmark’s blog, Craigconnects! Our radio team has been sharing stories on Craigconnects for the past two years. What an amazing opportunity!
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Participants in our pilot kanyakla program report improved HIV treatment literacy, reduced stigma, a better environment to disclose HIV status, and better support from their communities as a result of their participation in a kanyakla. We are working hard to extend these important community impacts in our kanyakla expansion, reaching the rest of Mfangano Island,… Read more »
This year, OHR will kick off a year-end campaign focused around charitable giving and OHR’s origins in the fight against HIV. Tuesday, December 1st marks not only our annual celebration of World AIDS Day, but it happens to also fall on the global giving day called Giving Tuesday. #GivingTuesday is a social media phenomenom focused… Read more »
Thanks to the Segal Family Foundation, and their Active Partnership Learning Visit Program, we had the privilege to host fellow Segal grantees, Rafiki wa Maendeleo Trust at the Ekialo Kiona Center. As community-rooted organizations, both OHR and Rafiki wa Maendeleo Trust were able to share ideas during the visit. What an amazing opportunity! Check out… Read more »
What is the role of an architect in a place where the profession doesn’t even exist? Jonathan Dessi-Olive explores this question as he shares his experience building a radio studio on a remote island in Lake Victoria with a team of architecture graduate students and local craftsmen. Working with them, he combined local practices with… Read more »
USAID Science now highlights our innovative social support network on HIV engagement and care. Check out the article and read the great commentary on our work!
After tallying up our emergency transport logs and health coordination plans, it looks like we made some progress over the last year! Since July 2014, our Health Navigation (HN) team has coordinated: *176 Emergency Transfers *107 Birth Plans The Ekialo Kiona Emergency Boat gets a new shade to protect patients from the intense sun and… Read more »
This past month, OHR has officially begun one of our biggest program expansions to date! Years in the making, our team on Mfangano has now begun identifying patients at local clinics who might benefit from additional support help stay on life-sustaining HIV treatment. Over the coming months, our team will help organize nearly 400 patients… Read more »
Applications are now open to receive a USAID Research & Innovation Fellowship through the Organic Health Response. This unique opportunity will allow an enthusiastic student to join our team and spend 6-12 months on Mfangano Island! We offer a unique opportunity to participate in the evaluation and refinement of a nutrition intervention that uses a… Read more »
The Research on Environmental and Community Health (RECH) Study has worked with over 300 households and Mfangano’s 19 Beach Management Units over the last two years to study how environmental change affects household health. The RECH study visited families throughout all of Mfangano. This effort paved the way for the Kanyakala expansion, which extends EK… Read more »