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It’s a Wrap! RECH Study Complete

The Research on Environmental and Community Health (RECH) Study is designed to understand the links between the health of people and their environment. Rech means ‘fish’ in Dholuo, and belies the focus of this research on the role that fish access plays in livelihoods, food security, and the health of young children on Mfangano. To… Read more »

Executive Director Position Opening

As our organization grows, we are excited to bring on a new Executive Director to lead our efforts. The Executive Director job description and application instructions are on the Executive Director Position page. We welcome any questions to Kelsi Hines at khines[@]organichealthresponse.org. OHR is seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic Executive Director committed to our mission of… Read more »

Local generosity saves lives in Western Kenya

The Post Independent out of Glenwood Springs, CO, ran an article last week about our health navigation and emergency response program in Kenya: What a difference a year can make. Early last year, we received this message from our friend Walter Opiyo, the emergency boat captain on Mfangano Island, Kenya: 26, Jan, 2014: “It was… Read more »

EK Scholar Secures Spot in University

Our First Scholar Makes us Proud! Last year saw our first batch of scholars sit their KCSE exams. On Tuesday this week, we all anxiously awaited their results after the Ministry of Education finally released the same. As she had promised the scholarship committee in a meeting early last year, Sallah Beryll kept her promise… Read more »

UCSF Article, “Crossing Lake Victoria”…

Check out a recent article written by OHR’s Lily Muldoon, highlighting OHR’s Health Navigator and Emergnecy Response program. Read the article here- “Crossing Lake Victoria: Ambulance Boat and Health Navigators Provide Critical Care.”

Anonymous Google Employee Boosts EK Broadband Speeds

Last month, OHR received a $7,500 donation commitment by an anonymous Googler to help boost Ek’s slow broadband Internet speeds. This generous dontion will allow EK to upgrade it’s current IT bandwidth from 1 to 3mbs, as well as to purchase new IT equipment for the center! In addition, this donation will be 100% matched… Read more »

Healthy Parenthood Curriculum = Food Secure Future

OHR rolled out a new reproductive health and nutrition curriculum from May – July 2014 to microclinics in the Mfangano Health Net (MHN) Program. The Healthy Parenthood curriculum is a USAID Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) program based on the RECH Study research results. With 39 kanyakala groups, 500 participants, and nearly 30… Read more »

Microclinics Start Reproductive Health & Nutrition Curriculum

In May, the Mfangano Health Net (MHN) – Microclinic Program rolled out a new, 6-session curriculum focused on reproductive health and nutrition. Led by EK-trained Community Health Workers (CHWs), microclinics or “kanyaklas” in Mfangano-East joined this program as an extension onto the original 12-session curriculum on HIV/AIDS, which was held in 2012. The sessions covered… Read more »