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May 11, 2023
A mother-daughter duo: two generations of stigma fighters

“Winnie and I are world changers!”  - Leah Oyugi, Community Health Worker and Winnie’s mom Less than a 5 minute walk down the road from Lwala Community Hospital is the home where Leah Oyugi, a Lwala-supported community health worker (CHW), lives. Her daughter Winnie Oyugi, who also works for Lwala as a Program Officer, visits […]

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September 14, 2022
Through nurturing care, children survive and thrive

As a community health worker (CHW), Elizabeth Otieno cares for all the children in her community. During household visits, she checks for malaria, pneumonia, malnutrition, and other threats to a child’s health. But Elizabeth knows that a child’s well-being is about so much more than their health status. For decades, the global concern “was whether […]

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August 12, 2022
We can create our own future: youth at the center of change

Around the world, access to sexual and reproductive health care remains out of reach for many young people. In Kenya, which has the third highest teenage pregnancy rate worldwide, 1 in 5 adolescent girls is already a mother. “Many young people in Migori County live far from health facilities, some have strict parents who are […]

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August 3, 2022
Migori County passes landmark legislation to pay community health workers

In a watershed moment for community health, on August 2nd, 2022, Migori County launched new Community Health Services (CHS) legislation. Signed into law by Governor Okoth Obado, it marks a bold and progressive step by the county government to improve the health of 1.1 million people. It also solidifies the county’s commitment to community health […]

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