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TEDxPenn – Building of EK-FM Radio Studio!

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

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!

Update from the field: health navigation in action

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 »

Microclinic Expansion Targets Mfangano, Remba & Ringti Islands

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 »

USAID Research & Innovation Fellowship Open!

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 »

RECH Shares Reports with Participants

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 »

Nutrition Embedding Evaluation Program Grant

Organic Health Response is proud to have received a Nutrition Embedding Evaluation Program (NEEP) grant from PATH / DFID. The grant will allow us to evaluate our pilot kanyakala nutrition programming, which includes curriculum sessions and food security planning with the East kanyakala groups. Our evaluation will assess whether community members and Community Health Volunteers… Read more »

Research Article: “Transactional fish-for-sex relationships amid declining fish access in Kenya”

Last week our work on fish-for-sex relationships and fish decline in Lake Victoria was published in the journal of World Development. A big thank you to Katie Fiorella, Dan Omollo and our entire community health research team for their hard work! “Transactional Fish-for-Sex Relationships Amid Declining Fish Access in Kenya.” Below is the citation: Fiorella,… Read more »

Community Health Nurse – Opening

We are hiring a new Community Health Nurse! The Ekialo Kiona Community Health Nurse will be a full-time position that will assist in the management and provision of community health services to the Mfangano Island population. Primary responsibilities will include program development, administrative management, and participation in a local strategy for reproductive health, emergency response… Read more »