Category: Reproductive Health

Bentado’s Clever Plan September 10, 2015

In a community where health misinformation is common, spreading the truth requires a lot of quick thinking and problem solving. And sometimes, quick thinking can save lives and prevent disease. Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) working with Carolina for Kibera can …

The First Ultrasound in Kibera August 3, 2015

By: Nick Johnson, CFK Communications Coordinator Many of us are familiar with the image: a pregnant woman lying down, her belly exposed, a doctor moving a wand across her skin. They both watch a monitor that shows a vague, black-and-white …

Lunch and Learn at CFK’s Nutrition Center July 7, 2015

By: Courtney Schnefke, 2015 Peacock Fellow — Carolina for Kibera’s Lishe Bora Mtaani (“Good Nutrition for the Community”) Nutrition Center for malnourished children under 5 years old just passed its second birthday, and it’s making such an impact in the …

Inveneo Donates 100 Tablets to CFK’s Health Department May 13, 2015

By: Nick Johnson, Communications and Fellowship Program Coordinator — Carolina for Kibera’s data collection methods are getting an upgrade! Earlier this week, 100 new Google Nexus 7 tablets arrived at CFK’s U.S. office in Chapel Hill. The donation came by …

From Hospital to Household March 12, 2015

By: Mark Muasa, Head of Health Services Department, and Yunus Mohammed, Community Outreach Project Officer In Kibera, it’s a no-brainer that lacking access to adequate healthcare can be life-threatening—and for young mothers, women of childbearing age, and children younger than …

Building a Healthy Foundation for Children February 2, 2015

By: Madison Hayes, CFK Intern, American University — Nutrition can make a huge difference in a child’s health. In Kibera, where preventable diseases like severe diarrhea are common, having a strong developmental foundation through nutrition is an essential aspect of …

A Renewed Partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities January 27, 2015

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 …

“Passion Is My Driving Force”: An Update on Laurine and John, Scholarship Recipients January 13, 2015

It’s been awhile since we last heard from the first recipients of Carolina for Kibera’s Alan Cross Memorial Scholarship, Laurine Oloo Otawa and Antony John Mwaura. The new year encouraged CFK staff to reach out to Laurine and John to …