Health
 Kenya
Project #2511

Organic Health Response for HIV/AIDS in Kenya

by Organic Health Response

Summary

We organize "micro-clinics" to provide HIV testing and counseling, social solidarity, skills training and Internet access, through which local people work together to preserve community health.
$2,572
total raised
42
donors
0
monthly donors
7
years active

Challenge

Mfangano Island is home to over 19,000 people of Suba and Luo descent and suffers one of the worst HIV/AIDS concentrations in the world. Of the 200,000 people in the world who still speak Suba, nearly 30% are HIV-positive. Combined with poverty, disease has forced these island communities to make dangerous changes to their environment. OHR micro-clinics provide the organization and resources, administered by local Kenyans, to empower these remote villages to turn the tide against HIV.

Solution

A solar-powered Internet center encourages residents to know their HIV status, providing cover and incentive for testing. An island-wide network of micro-clinics gives treatment support, organic nutrition and skills training to people living with HIV

Long-Term Impact

OHR will save thousands of lives on Mfangano, showing other islands around Lake Victoria the power of responding organically - as unified communities - to the socio-economic, biological, and environmental challenges brought on by HIV/AIDS

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.organichealthresponse.org
Global Micro-Clinic Project
The Organic Health Response
HIV/​AIDS in Kenya

Organization Information

Organic Health Response

Location: Glenwood Springs, CO - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.organichealthresponse.org
Organic Health Response
Project Leader:
Rose Carr
Public Relations Coordinator, Organic Health Response
San Francisco, CA United States

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