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  • Transform health in a Kenyan slum with just $26 posted a progress report
    A Renewed Partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities
    By - Nick Johnson - Staff Associate
    For the past 2 years, Carolina for Kibera has partnered with Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) on a large-scale project to bring clean water straight to Kiberan families. The campaign, conducted by Community Health Workers (CHWs), reached thousands of people throughout Kibera and brought 3,235 easy-to-use hand-washing...
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  • Transform health in a Kenyan slum with just $26 has received 2 donations
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  • Transform health in a Kenyan slum with just $26 posted a progress report
    Helping Pregnant Mothers and Their Children Stay in Good Health
    By - James Alando - CFK Communications Officer
    When women are pregnant or breastfeeding, their bodies use more energy since they are essentially keeping someone else alive in addition to themselves. As such, they require more nutrients in order to keep both them and their babies healthy. That fact might sound normal or routine, if you have the privilege of education and...
    • 5 months ago
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    Home Visits with Esther
    By - Micaela Arneson - 2014 CFK Peacock Fellow
    Recently I had the opportunity to tag along on a couple of “home visits” with Esther, one of the nutritionists at Carolina for Kibera’s Lishe Bora Mtaani Nutrition Center. Our destination was Gatwekera, a village in Kibera located south of the CFK office. CFK staff members and Community Health Workers...
    • 8 months ago
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    Preventing Polio from Spreading to Kibera
    By - Suzanne Thomson - CFK Organizational Consultant
    Health organizations worldwide treat even a single case of polio very seriously.  According to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, “Most people infected with the polio virus have no signs of illness and are never aware they have been infected. For this reason, the WHO considers a single confirmed case of...
    • 11 months ago
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    Clean Hands Save Lives
    By - Mark Muasa, Head of Health Department - & Suzanne Thomson, CFK Organizational Consultant
    During a monthly parents’ meeting at CFK’s Nutrition Center, a young mother gets up and walks towards a makeshift hand-washing station at the front of the room. A Community Health Worker (CHW) is standing next to it, encouraging volunteers to come up and try it out. The young mother giggles as she turns to the...
    • 1 year ago
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    Saving Children's Lives at Lishe Bora Mtaani, CFK's Nutrition Center
    By - Suzanne Thomson - CFK Organizational Consultant
    When CFK met Isaac in May of this year he weighed 6 kgs (~13 lbs), at 13 months old.  The normal weight of a child his age in Kenya is usually around 8 kgs (~18 lbs).  That may not seem like a lot, but it is for a young child.  During a community screening for malnutrition, CFK Community Health Workers (CHWs)...
    • 1 year ago
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    A Partnership with PINCC to Stop Cervical Cancer
    By - Suzanne Thomson - CFK Organizational Consultant
    On the homepage of the Prevention International: No Cervical Cancer (PINCC) website you find a statistic in bold type: “Cervical cancer kills 300,000 women worldwide each year, even though it is completely preventable.”  This was repeated by volunteers from PINCC who came to the Tabitha Clinic recently for...
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    Clinic Opens New Nutrition Center for Children
    By - Mark Muasa Musyoki & Ben Haggai - Clinic Manager; Health Program Officer
    In 2012, the Tabitha Medical Clinic identified hundreds of cases of malnourishment in Kiberan children, which hinders healthy growth of educational, communicative, and social skills.  According to the World Bank, good nutrition is also “the first line of defense against numerous childhood diseases, which can...
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  • Transform health in a Kenyan slum with just $26 has received 9 donations
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  • Transform health in a Kenyan slum with just $26 posted a progress report
    Clinic Scales Up to Provide Cervical Cancer Screening
    By - Mark Muasa Musyoki - Clinic Manager
    Founded from a mere $26, The Tabitha Medical Clinic has now scaled up the clinic’s services to the community through cervical cancer screening using VIA. Preventable Deaths Despite the wide variation in access to care and screening services for cervical cancer evident in the health system in Kenya, the Carolina for...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Transform health in a Kenyan slum with just $26 posted a progress report
    Clinic Scales Nutrition Initiative to Meet Need in Kibera
    By - Norbert Aluku - Partnerships & Sustainability Manager
    Founded with a mere $26, the Tabitha Medical Clinic has now scaled its nutrition program. Close to 30% of Kiberan children aged 0-5 years remain vulnerable and are at risk for malnutrition. The nutrition program was started with the interest of sustaining and contributing to Kenya’s Millennium Development Goals by...
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  • Transform health in a Kenyan slum with just $26 posted a progress report
    Maternity Call
    By - Erick Owenga - Kibera Worldwide member, CFK volunteer
    Operated by Carolina for Kibera, the Tabitha Medical Clinic situated in heart of the Kibera slums has serves the local residents with passion and dignity as it is mandated to deliver its services. “In the past three months at Tabitha Clinic we have reached a total of 9,276 clients in the community and offered them the...
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  • Transform health in a Kenyan slum with just $26 posted a progress report
    Expanding Services, New Saturday Hours
    By - Norbert Aluku - Partnerships Manager
    The Tabitha clinic, founded with just $26 has now expanded their reproductive health, the maternal and child health services, and has now designed a program to foster male involvement in family planning. CFK and the Kibera community are now also delighted to inform you that following your generous support, the Tabitha...
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  • Transform health in a Kenyan slum with just $26 has received 2 donations
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  • Transform health in a Kenyan slum with just $26 has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
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Carolina for Kibera, Inc.

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
http://cfk.unc.edu

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Leann Bankoski

Executive Director
Chapel Hill, NC United States

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