Category: Tabitha Clinic

Hand-Washing Is Child’s Play September 23, 2014

By: Leann Bankoski, CFK Executive Director — Good health starts with good hygiene. And sometimes, the simplest solutions are the most effective—like washing your hands. For two years, CFK has been working with Ronald McDonald House Charities to improve the …

CFK Day on World AIDS Day: A Community Event Full of Reflection January 30, 2014

Scheduling Carolina for Kibera’s final community-wide celebration of the year on World AIDS Day may seem like an odd choice.  How could anyone feel celebratory on such a significant, serious day? Every year on multiple occasions, “CFK Day” brings together …

Isaac’s Ongoing Recovery from Malnutrition January 29, 2014

One of the clearest markers of a community’s well-being is the health of its children.  When resources like food, clean water, and income are scarce, surviving trumps thriving.  Kids in Kibera who suffer from chronic malnutrition often never bounce back …

Widespread, Yet Completely Preventable: Cervical Cancer in Kibera October 3, 2013

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.”  …

Crossing Gender Lines for Children’s Health July 9, 2013

Photos and Story by: Caitlin Kleiboer, 2013 CFK Peacock Fellow — A few weeks ago, several community health workers and I gathered in a room on the top floor of Carolina for Kibera’s Tabitha Medical Clinic.  Men and women came …

UNC Nursing Student & CFK Intern Lisandro Reflects on What It Means to Volunteer 

By: Kai Schwartz, CFK 2013 Peacock Fellow, and Nick Johnson, CFK Staff Associate — A perk of being affiliated with prestigious universities like the University of North Carolina and Duke University is having access to a pool of students interested …

Scaling Up for Women’s Health, Standing Up for Women’s Rights April 9, 2013

By: Hillary Okhidi Omala, Executive Director; Nick Johnson, Communications Intern — Every woman deserves a healthy life, no matter where she lives or what she has.  This applies to all sorts of healthcare treatments: proper nutrition, sexual and reproductive health …

Lishe Bora Mtaani: Nourishing the Community March 27, 2013

By: Erick Owenga, Kibera World Wide; Suzanne Thomson, Organizational Consultant, CFK Kenya; and Nick Johnson, CFK Communications Intern —                         Sometimes we may take some of life’s simplest pleasures …