Tag : community health

Panel Event – Empowering Africa: Women in Leadership March 26, 2018

Thursday, April 5th 6:00 – 7:00 pm Pleasants Family Room Wilson Library @ UNC Click here for event flyer. Across Africa, women and girls are more likely to face some of the world’s most urgent challenges which can often prevent them from fulfilling their potential. Within informal settlements like Kibera …

Ensuring Access to Clean Drinking Water March 21, 2018

By Patrick Kelly, Communications Intern Despite water being the most abundant resource on the planet, it is estimated 1.8 billion people drink from unsafe or insufficient water sources. The number reflects almost all the residents of Kibera who drink from …

CFK’s Mercy Owuor speaks at UN Headquarters in New York March 13, 2018

Mercy Owuor, the Head of Research, Policy and Development at CFK, was invited to serve as a panelist and speaker at the 62nd Commission on the Status of Women event session at UN Headquarters in New York, NY. This was a …

A Fellow’s Reflections on Kibera February 23, 2018

Last fall, 2017 James and Florence Peacock Fellow Jeff Walker, spent eight weeks with our nutrition and community wellness team on the ground in Kibera. As a graduate student at the UNC Gillings School of Public Health, Jeff was very …

CFK Board Member Selected for 2018 New Voices Fellowship 

The following excerpt was originally posted January, 23, 2018 on The Aspen Institute’s website. Board Member, Dr. Stellah Bosire, has been selected for the New Voices Fellowship, Aspen Institutes’s groundbreaking program designed to ensure experts from the developing world have a …

It Takes a Village October 2, 2017

Mothers in Kibera face many obstacles in breastfeeding. Cultural stigmatization, a lack of information regarding health benefits, and the absence of equipment and facilities all impede this vital aspect of nutritional development, and by extension, family and community well-being. Our …

Hillary Omala: New Kenya-based Executive Director September 18, 2017

We are excited to announce longtime community leader and nonprofit champion, Hillary Omala, will serve as the new executive director for our Kenya office. He previously served as executive director for CFK from 2011-2014. “We are thrilled that Hillary Omala …

Sole Support Two Feet at a Time August 10, 2017

Thousands of children in Kibera now have a brand new pair of shoes on their feet, some for the first time, thanks to an on-going partnership with TOMS Shoes. Designed to complement our health, educational, and economic development programs, TOMS …