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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 »

Health Navigators Receive 2014 Awesome Without Borders Grant!

We are thrilled to announce we are now a grantee of Awesome Without Borders! A chapter of the Awesome Foundation, AWB gives $1,000 no strings-attached weekly grants to awesome initiatives worldwide. OHR has received this grant to support our Health Navigators Program in Kenya. Health Navigators A much needed link between patients and treatment. Western… Read more »

EK Radio Wins $8,000 to “Scale-Up!”

  Thanks to Big Ideas @ Berkeley, EK-FM can now “scale-up” its broadcast hours from 5 to 12 hours a day! Out of 186 applicants, our team was chosen to participate in the final round of the “scaling-up” category competition. EK Youth Radio has 3 goals on the horizon: (1) Upgrade solar-power and production equipment… Read more »

Craig Newmark Blogs About EK-FM

In the recent months, blog posts from EK-FM Youth Presenters have been featured on Craig Newmark’s (Craig from Craigslist!) blog, craigconnects.org. Each piece explores rural technology, globalization, community radio, and it’s connection to Mfangano Island, Kenya. I Could Not Press the Computer Keyboard Buttons.. Proud to Be Suba! The Future of EK Radio Local-Global Youth… Read more »

Suba Build New EK Emergency Boat

This week, Organic Health Response started the construction of the new Ekialo Kiona Emergency Boat! Local Abasuba boat builders will carefully construct this custom design boat using generations worth of local expertise. This process will be broken into three phases: Fundi Phase (local builders): Build boat hull and cross beams Carpenter Phase: Install custom boat… Read more »