Posts Tagged: emergency

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 »

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 »

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.”

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 »

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 »

SEEDING AN EMERGENCY SOLUTION

Home to high risk home deliveries, active children around open fires, deadly snakes and endemic infectious tropical disease, emergency health services are virtually non-existent on Mfangano Island. This Spring, the Organic Health Response is seeding an Emergency Health solution! A local Mfangano Island boat owner jumpstarted our efforts through a generous donation of a 30ft… Read more »