Posts Tagged: HIV

Wan Kanyakla (We Are Together) : Community Transformations in Kenya following a Social Network Intervention for HIV Care

Participants in our pilot kanyakla program report improved HIV treatment literacy, reduced stigma, a better environment to disclose HIV status, and better support from their communities as a result of their participation in a kanyakla. We are working hard to extend these important community impacts in our kanyakla expansion, reaching the rest of Mfangano Island,… 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 »

New MHN Video Launched!

Watch our new video highlighting OHR and Microclinic International (MCI)’s microclinic program, the Mfangano Health Net (MHN)- Microclinic Program. This is the world’s first microclinic program for people living with HIV/AIDS. A big thanks to Cailley Frank-Lehrer for creating this video!

WORLD AIDS DAY 2012

Each year, December 1st is celebrated throughout this planet as World AIDS Day. Last week was EK’s first annual World AIDS Day event at Kitawi Beach on Mfangano Island that was broadcast LIVE by our very own community radio station, EK FM. With a crowd of over 700 people, we gathered together to raise awareness,… Read more »

WORLD’S FIRST TO GRADUATE “MICROCLINIC” PILOT PROGRAM FOR HIV/AIDS

On Wednesday, September 19, 2012, over 500 participants representing 46 “microclinics” across Mfangano East, graduated from OHR-MCI’s Microclinic Pilot Program for HIV-affected communities. Over the course of a 6-month curriculum, each self-chosen group completed trainings to empower themselves in topics from HIV pathology & adherence to the effects of deforestation on the health of their… Read more »

MFANGANO HEALTH NET HOSTS HERBS AND ARVs PANEL DISCUSSION PART I!

The Mfangano Health Net or Micro-Clinic Program, has completed session 8 of the 12-session, 6-month curriculum! This session focused on interactions between herb use and ARVs, and included a unique panel discussion with local nurses and traditional herbalists. Many Mfanganoans commonly see herbalists before of while consulting a nurse for any ailment, including HIV/AIDS. Bringing… Read more »

MHN COUPLES SEMINAR AND COUNSELING RAFFLE A WIN!

Following a special EK Couples Seminar, led by volunteer Jim Russell and EK’s VCT counselors Jane Odindo and Theresa Alingo, EK hosted its first couple’s raffle! All couples voluntarily tested and counseled for HIV together were entered into a raffle – with an overnight excursion on the mainland as the grand prize. Over 76 couples… Read more »

MFANGANO JOINS THE MOTHER’S DAY MILE

From Glenwood Springs, CO to Mfangano Island, Lake Victoria, the 2012 Mother’s Day Mile was a racing success! While this was the thirteenth annual race in Glenwood Springs, Ekialo Kiona members joined the run for the influential women in their lives in this first OHR solidarity event. Hosted by the Sisterhood Exchange Program (SEP), men,… Read more »

MFANGANO CELEBRATES WORLD AIDS DAY 2011 WITH A ROAD RACE

In honor of World AIDS Day, OHR organized the fourth annual World AIDS Day celebration on the island. This year, the communities of Mfangano participated in the island’s first-ever road race!  Over 50 residents registered to run, each knowing their HIV status before the kick-off. The race started at EK’s opening gates, headed towards the… Read more »

World AIDS Day 2010

On December 1st, the Ekialo Kiona Center hosted its 3rdannual World AIDS Day celebration. Hundreds of guests gathered to hear speakers from all over Mfangano, with special messages from the Mfangano East Chief (above), Mfangano’s public health official, representatives from FACES and the Ministry of Health, along with other area chiefs, clan elders, church elders… Read more »