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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 »

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.”