Saving newborn lives in Kenya

 
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  • Saving newborn lives in Kenya has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.
    • 6 months ago
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  • Saving newborn lives in Kenya posted a progress report
    Final Report
    By - Dr. Angelo Tomedi - Project leader
    This project to save newborn lives in Kenya continues to provide home visits to assess newborns during the first week of life for signs of serious illness and refer them for prompt treatment. The 20 community health workers in the target villages who were trained by Global Health Partnerships (GHP) for this project...
    • 11 months ago
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  • Saving newborn lives in Kenya posted a progress report
    A CHW home visit saves an infant life
    By - Dr. Angelo Tomedi - Project leader
    After a long walk to the home of a mother and her newborn infant, Salina promptly began her assessment of theinfant. Salina is a volunteer community health worker (CHW) who has more than two years of experience with newborn home visits, having participated in the first training program that was implemented by Global Health...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Saving newborn lives in Kenya posted a progress report
    Update on the CHW Home Visits
    By - Dr. Angelo Tomedi - Project leader
    The 20 community health workers (CHWs) who were trained by Global Health Partnerships continue their work of visiting newborn infants in their villages. They assess each young infant for signs of early infection and refer those who need treatment to the nearest health care facility. The protocol that they use follows the...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Saving newborn lives in Kenya posted a progress report
    A report from the field: RESULTS
    By - Dr. Angelo Tomedi - Project leader
    In my role as the project leader I visit the site and review the progress “on the ground” twice each year. I have beenin Kenya for the past one month meeting with the CHWs and reviewing their work. The 20 Kenyan CHWs who were trained by Global Health Partnerships volunteers have continued to visit the homes of...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Saving newborn lives in Kenya posted a progress report
    How to save the life of a newborn baby
    By - Dr. Angelo Tomedi - Project leader
    In September this year the World Health Organization and UNICEF reported encouraging progress in reducing child deaths in developing countries. The successful efforts to improve child health and survival are working, and sub-Saharan African countries have shared in this success. But the news is not all good. There has...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Saving newborn lives in Kenya has received 1 donation
    • 2 years ago
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  • Saving newborn lives in Kenya posted a progress report
    Training community health workers for newborn care
    By - Dr. Angelo Tomedi - Project leader
    A refresher training course was conducted recently by Global Health Partnerships (GHP) for the Kenyan community health workers (CHWs) who visit newborn infants during their first week of life. The 20 CHWs in attendance had the opportunity to share their experiences from more than 700 infants visited during the first year of...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Saving newborn lives in Kenya posted a progress report
    From normal birth to life-threatening infection
    By - Dr. Angelo Tomedi - Project leader
    Like many women receiving care at the Kisesini clinic in eastern Kenya, Joyce’s pregnancy progressed normally without problems. She delivered a baby boy who at first appeared very healthy. Later that day while at home the baby was warmer than usual and was not breast-feeding well. Joyce did not realize that this was...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Saving newborn lives in Kenya posted a progress report
    Treating vitamin deficiency and malnutrition
    By - Dr. Angelo Tomedi - Project Leader
    Wambua (photo) is a young child who stopped walking and playing when his bone pain became severe. The pains in his bones and joints started months ago, but when he could no longer walk his mother carried him to the Global Health Partnerships (GHP) village outreach clinic. He was clearly underweight and malnourished, but he...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Saving newborn lives in Kenya posted a progress report
    CHWs and successful newborn survival
    By - Dr. Angelo Tomedi - Project Leader
    Elizabeth is a healthy and happy 5 month old infant, but her start in life could have ended in tragedy. Her mother delivered her at home prematurely, weighing about 4 pounds. The village community health worker (CHW) was called to the home, and fortunately she had been trained to assess and provide initial care for...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Saving newborn lives in Kenya posted a progress report
    A little life saved in a remote village
    By - Dr. Angelo Tomedi - Project leader
    The cell phone of Nurse Nicholas rang at 3 am. It was Alice, a community health worker (CHW) calling about the delivery of a premature baby in her remote Kenyan village. From her training, Alice recognized the rapid breathing and chest movements that signaled a danger sign of serious illness for this 4 pound newborn infant....
    • 3 years ago
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  • Saving newborn lives in Kenya has received 3 donations
    • 3 years ago
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  • Saving newborn lives in Kenya has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
    • 3 years ago
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Angelo Tomedi

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Albuquerque, NM United States

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