Global Health Partnerships Inc

Global Health Partnerships (GHP) is an organization of medical professionals and other volunteers who work as partners with local organizations, Ministries of Health, and local health care providers to improve the health and well-being of the poor. GHP provides humanitarian aid, medication and supplies, and medical services and training of local health workers .
Apr 28, 2011

Successful treatment of child hunger -an update

Naomi when she was found by the GHP team
Naomi when she was found by the GHP team

Naomi’s mother was pregnant and she had stopped breast feeding when our team found her with the assistance of a volunteer community health worker (CHW). Naomi’s diet consisted of mostly a corn meal porridge that was not enough to maintain her growth and development. The CHW, who was trained by Global Health Partnerships (GHP), recognized Naomi’s severely malnourished state and she was started on Plumpy’nut in our therapeutic feeding program. Thanks to your GlobalGiving donations, Naomi (shown in the photos) is now a healthy, normal well-nourished child.

Child hunger and malnutrition is a common problem in the poverty-stricken semi-arid region of eastern Kenya where GHP has established a therapeutic feeding program. Many of these children would die from poor nutrition and infection if treatment is not started. The first step is to identify the children who need treatment in the isolated villages. GHP has trained a network of volunteer village CHWs who weigh and measure the children, and help arrange treatment with Plumpy’nut or Unimix (a fortified corn-soy supplement used for less malnourished children). CHWs can also monitor child growth to assess the response to the treatment program. 

Your generous support allows us to continue this successful program and save the lives of children in the poorest families in the Kenyan villages. Over 95% of the donations that we receive go directly into program services!

Naomi in March 2011 after treatment in GHP program
Naomi in March 2011 after treatment in GHP program

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Apr 26, 2011

Notice: Change In NGO Home

LifeStitches Uganda, Inc. Has A New NGO Home!

LifeStitches Uganda, Inc. is pleased to announce that as of March 2011 we will become a freestanding not for profit 501c(3) organization.  We extend our gratitude to Global Health Partnerships, our former parent organization, for their close collaboration since 2007.  LifeStitches Uganda, Inc. will have a new board and will continue its mission to foster social enterprises for HIV/AIDS women living in sub-Sahara Africa.  In particular, we will continue our support for the development of the Aura, Uganda LifeStitches Sewing Workshop. Donations should be forwarded to our new NGO Account LifeStitches Uganda, Inc., as soon as due diligence is complete.  Donations made to Global Health Partnerships aka LifeStitches Project (501 (c)(3)  will be donated to the new LifeStitches Uganda 501(c)(3) NGO and continued to be used for the same Uganda project.

Feb 24, 2011

LifeStitches fighting AIDS Stigma

Greetings,

The US project team is about to leave to spend two weeks at the Arua Uganda LifeStitches project site. The great news is that we will be there for the new sewing Workshop building dedication March 5, 2011.

Many , many thanks to all our donors that made this important milestone happen.  The new Workshop which is located on the Arua Regional hospital grounds will triple access to sewing machines and teaching for new HIV positive PMTCT mothers joining the group. Our membership is up since September from 35 to 50 members!.

Besides the building dedication, the US team,  will be spending our time setting up sewing training classes, and organizing the workshop production by building capacity amongst workshop leaders.  We will also be returning with some interviews with workshop members, talking to us about  how being involved in the Lifestitches Workshop changed their lives and decreased AIDS Stigma. There will also be fresh photos of the building dedication.

The US volunteer team travels and pays for their own expenses and donate all time spent on the project.

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