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April 2, 2024
Euniter Adoyo: equal compensation advocate and no-nonsense leader

No one cheered louder than Euniter Adoyo when Kenya’s President made the formal announcement in October 2023 that every community health worker (CHW) would receive a salary for the crucial role they play in the country’s health system. Euniter was first a CHW and then a supervisor for 10 years before joining Lwala full time […]

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March 15, 2024
Designed by young people, for young people: expanding youth-led sexual and reproductive health

Too often, adolescents and youth are sidelined in decision-making about their own health. “We know that young people may find it difficult to access sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services,” says Sam Oyugi, Lwala’s head of adolescent & youth programs. “Public health experts are always looking for new ways to reach youth, but in most […]

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March 7, 2024
Birth companions and their continuous support to pregnant mothers

Throughout pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum, every woman deserves dignified and respectful care, with compassionate providers who tend to her emotional and physical wellbeing. “Pregnancy is a very vulnerable time,” says Carren Siele, Nursing Officer In-Charge at Lwala Community Hospital. “Women need caregivers who offer them the information they need, encourage them to make their own […]

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February 21, 2024
Grieving the loss of our beloved leader, Doreen Achieng’ Baraza Awino

It is with heavy heart that we inform you of the passing of our dear colleague and friend, Doreen Achieng’ Baraza Awino. Doreen was involved in a traffic accident on Saturday, February 10th, and she was taken to a hospital in Kisumu and treated. Unfortunately, Doreen succumbed to her injuries while undergoing treatment in the […]

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February 2, 2024
Keeping a community nourished: Beatrice Atieno’s daily fight against malnutrition

Beatrice Atieno is a health enthusiast who has always loved children. As Nutrition Assistant at Lwala Community Hospital, she is the epitome of a passionate health worker. This passion evolved from witnessing babies and children die from acute malnutrition when she was just a child herself–relatives, friends, and others in her village. Seeing these deaths […]

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December 5, 2023
Helping babies breathe in their first minutes of life

A baby’s first cry can carry so much meaning. To a mother, it means their child has finally joined the world, full of life and vitality. To a healthcare worker, the baby’s cry is a simple but essential sign that the baby is in good health. Yet most health providers can recall a time when […]

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