Nanyuki resident's personal experience leads to life of helping others accept their HIV status.
January 5, 2012
Emily Otieno is also known as the Iron Lady of Nanyuki. Her friends say that she has magic words which help those in denial of their HIV status begin to start living positively. “People were dying through stigma” she says. A journey she knew too intimately. Emily spent most of 2002 in bed. She says that she was saved through the grace of God and a little help from some friends. “They helped me to regain my health and my spirit.” Through her experience she “gained courage to learn to live positively”.
Family spacing promotes better mother and child health
January 5, 2012
Traditionally, Kenyan women have had little say in how many children they bear, or when. Taboos on family planning are changing, yet women still have an average of five children, and the population is growing by about a million a year.
To achieve development goals, the Government of Kenya wants to make family planning services available to all who may want them. Many of the under-served are Muslims who live in Kenya’s marginalized, pastoralist lands bordering Somalia.
APHIAplus supports improved service delivery in technical areas of HIV/AIDS, malaria, family planning and tuberculosis, and Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (MNCH).
APHIAplus NAL project is a partnership comprising: Pathfinder International; Management Sciences for Health; IntraHealth International; Food for the Hungry; and, International Rescue Committee. The project also works with nume
The following story is an excerpt from USAID's Impact Blog. The original posting can be read by clicking blog.usaid.gov.
Kibera’s Wonder Woman, Jane Akinyi By Lynn Adrian
Nairobi, November 16, 2011. Today we visited Jane, a woman we'd met three years ago. A single mother of two, Jane is HIV positive and lives in Kibera, the largest slum in Africa located in Nairobi, Kenya. In 2006 she fell seriously ill and was so close to de
USAID Encourages You to Spread Awareness about Famine, War, and Drought in the Horn of Africa
November 8, 2011
Right now 13.3 million people are in crisis because of the Famine, War, and Drought in the Horn of Africa. This is the worst drought in 60 years, the worst famine in 20, and there is non-stop violence.
Today, you can make a big difference by taking part in FWD Day. It’s our massive push to spread awareness and ensure the Horn of Africa tragedy no longer goes overlooked. Our goal is to generate 13M+ tweets and shares of the FWD facts.
Celebrities like Uma Thurman, Josh Hartnett, Geena Davis, Lance Armstrong, and Anthony Bourdain are on board.