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Details: Health Navigation & Emergency Response. The health needs of Lake Victoria are expansive and intense. Few facilities exist for health care on Mfangano Island, and families are frequently faced with critical decisions about when and how ill patients can …

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Details: Day and night, the EK Emergency Boat transports Mfangano Island residents in need of critical emergency and maternal care. Solar-Powered Radio Station. EK FM – “Suba Youth Radio” – is a solar-powered community radio station. Today, our youth presenters are broadcasting in the endangered Suba language to over 200,000 people in Western Kenya.

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Details: The Health Navigation (HN) Emergency Response program continues to provide critical transportation services on Lake Victoria throughout the pandemic. The HN Emergency Response team transfers patients from Mfangano Island to mainland Kenya during maternal and child health …

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Organic Health Response

Details: Organic Health Response (“OHR”) is a community resilience organization working on Mfangano, a remote Kenyan island in Lake Victoria. Home to 26,000 indigenous Suba people, the remote communities of Mfangano and the surrounding islands represent one of the most HIV prevalent populations on this planet, with over 30% of the population infected with HIV.

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Details: In 2017, OHR developed a community-rooted enterprise called the Mfangano Community Health Field Station, launched in collaboration between the University of Minnesota, Maseno University, and the Organic Health Response (OHR) of Mfangano Island in Kenya. The Field Station is hosted at within the research department at the Ekialo Kiona Center (EK).

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Details: Through community meetings and research, a vision of island health and well-being was formed, and in 2008, Organic Health Response (OHR) was born. OHR is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit in the United States and supports a community–based organization (CBO) in Kenya called Ekialo Kiona.

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Details: OHR is rooted in the people of Mfangano, coordinated through the EK Center, and supported by a global network of activists. Our diverse initiatives provide shade for health opportunities under three branches: Solidarity, Technology, and Environment

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Details: Home to deadly snakes, frequent trauma, and severe illness, emergency health services are virtually non-existent for the 25,000 people that live on Mfangano Island, Kenya. Since 2011, the Organic Health Response has established the region’s first Emergency Boat and helped coordinate urgent care for remote island communities.

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Details: The Organic Health Response (OHR) Board of Directors is excited to announce the start of our new Executive Director of OHR, Dr. Lily Muldoon! Dr. Muldoon is a graduate of the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine, where she met OHR-EK Co-founder Dr. Chas Salmen in 2010.

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Details: Mfangano Community Health Field Station. The Mfangano Community Health Field Station is a community-rooted enterprise launched in collaboration between the University of Minnesota, Maseno University, and Organic Health Response.The field station is hosted at the Ekialo Kiona Center on Mfangano Island in Kenya.

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Details: The Health Navigation Program trains community health workers in the villages throughout the island to coordinate referrals and expedite emergency care transfers to the mainland, with an additional focus on minimizing obstetrical and neonatal complications through …

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Details: The Organic Health Response was born… Joel Oguta addresses community members at the first meeting at Kitawi beach to discuss what would soon become the “Ekialo Kiona” Center, July 2008. Before initiating construction on what would become the Ekialo Kiona Center, they hosted numerous beach meetings in villages across the island to learn

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Details: Lily Muldoon is committed to improving the health of rural island communities. She is also an emergency medicine physician in San Francisco working at the only Level One Trauma Center, San Francisco General Hospital. Beginning in April 2013, Lily collaborated with OHR-EK to design and implement the Health Navigator program and lived on Mfangano

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Details: Nile Perch Central. Mfangano Island is surrounded by some of the deepest water in Lake Victoria, ideal Nile Perch breeding and feeding grounds. This marks Mfangano as one of the premier Nile Perch fishing locations in the world, and ground zero for the Nile Perch export industry.

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Details: The MOMENTUM Study evaluated the primary outcome of delays in accessing maternal and newborn health (MNH) emergency care among women and newborns who experienced a pregnancy-related, obstetrical, or newborn emergency on Mfangano Island, as well as associations and factors influencing delays in accessing emergency MNH care.

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Details: Shailey Prasad, Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health, UMN. Shailendra (Shailey) Prasad MD MPH is an associate professor in the Dept. of Family Medicine and Community Health and a researcher at the Rural Health Research Center in the Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota.

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Details: Student interns with Organic Health Response, listed below, are helping with the COVID-19 response on Mfangano Island. Elias Owuor, Master of Public Health (MPH) student at Maseno University; Ananda Vigneswari Anebarassou and David Marshall, MPH students at the University of Minnesota

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Details: The Mfangano Community Health Field Station is a community-rooted enterprise launched in collaboration between the University of Minnesota, Maseno University, and the Organic Health Response (OHR) of Mfangano Island in Kenya. Together, we seek to advance community-based research, bilateral training opportunities for health practitioners from

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Details: In response to these challenges, OHR in partnership with Microclinics International (MCI) and Family AIDS Care and Education Services (FACES) developed the Mfangano Health Net (MHN), an innovative, community-driven approach to HIV management and prevention on Mfangano Island.Our model is simple: we leverage existing social networks to improve the adoption of healthy behaviors such as …

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Details: Organic Health Response » About » Reports Ekialo Kiona Council. Objectives of the Council. EK Council Members. What We Do What Does the OHR do? Mfangano Island. The EK Center Where community happens. Responders in Kenya. Responders in US. Advisory Board. Partners. Reports Annual Reports.

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Details: The “EK Center”, as we call it, is our administrative umbrella, solar-powered field-station, training center, mountain bike shop, and research hub. This 8,000 sq-ft facility features the following components: Solar-powered Inveneo computer lab with broadband wireless Internet access. Confidential Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) rooms.

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Details: The Mfangano Community Health Field Station is a collaborative partnership blooming on the shores of Mfangano in Lake Victoria. For the past year, health practitioners from OHR, Maseno University in Kisumu and University of Minnesota have been working to expand and define how best we can apply knowledge and lessons learning to building

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Details: Research on Environmental and Community Health Mission. The Mfangano RECH (Research on Environmental and Community Health) aims to better understand the links between the changes within the Lake Victoria fisheries and the impact on household fishery access, livelihoods, and child health.

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Details: Organic Health Response » Programs » Previous Programs » Agriculture Previous Programs. Kanyakla Program; Cyber VCT; Reforestation; Agriculture; Agriculture on Mfangano MISSION: Encourage farmers to produce food in a way that is nourishing for people, and respectful of land, water, air and wildlife. Through education, demonstration, and

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Details: Student Spotlight: UMN students take deep dive into Health Navigation and MOMENTUM Study. October 31, 2019; OHR Announces Dr. Lily Muldoon as new Executive Director August 5, 2019; Rethinking our Rigor Mortis – A new publication! July 6, 2019

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Details: The Ekialo Kiona Suba Youth Radio or EK-FM is a for-youth, by-youth community radio station on Mfangano Island, Kenya. Produced in Suba language, EK FM affords a unique channel to target the health crisis and marginalization of the Abasuba people through expression, solidarity, and revitalization of heritage and culture.

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Details: Organic Health Response » About » Responders in Kenya Joel “Organic” Oguta Ekialo Kiona Organic Agriculture Director, OHR Co-Founder. Joel Oguta is a founding member of OHR. Like his father, he broke tradition and donated his piece of land for the construction of the EK Center. Joel operates the EK organic demonstration farm and

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Details: Human Health Alters the Sustainability of Fishing Practices in East Africa. PNAS. 114(16): 4171-4176. Read. Fiorella, KJ, Milner, EM, DO, Bukusi, E, Fernald, LCH. 2017. Quantity and species of fish consumed shape breast milk essential fatty acid concentrations among women living around Lake Victoria, Kenya. Public Health Nutrition. 21(4): 777

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Details: In 2010, Brian joined the Mfangano Health Baseline Research team as a Data Entry Clerk. In 2011, he was promoted to Data Manager for the Mfangano Island Healthy Networks Impact study. Today, Brian has managed to supervise data entry for a number of longitudinal studies on Mfangano Island: MIHNIS, RECH, and HNWT.

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Details: Organic Health Response is excited announce our partnership with the Rotary Clubs of Mfangano Mbita and Fort Collins Breakfast in Colorado to implement a $35,000 Rotary International Global Grant! This grant will expand the proven Mfangano Health Network (“Kanyakla” program) to 70 new support groups, reaching 15 new villages in 2017-2018.

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Details: Kelsi Hines, CPM, LM Board of Directors. As a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) and global maternal health advocate, Kelsi is excited to weave together her leadership, global nonprofit and maternal health skills to help strengthen and guide our community based work on Mfangano Island.

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Details: Organic Health Response » Ekialo Kiona Bicycle Shop EK Bike Shop Transforms Transportation on Mfangano MISSION: To provide an easy and affordable transportation option for residents, improving access to healthcare and treatment facilities, schools and village centers.

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follow-up, and reengagement

Details: This study was based at the Sena Health Center, a rural public-sector clinic on Mfangano Island in Homa Bay County, Kenya. This health center is the largest of six facilities on the island, serving a population of approxi-mately 21,000 (Mbita Division Population Projection, 2009). All adult HIV-infected patients on combination

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Details: This is a decisive time to address the serious environmental and health threats facing indigenous people living along the shores of Lake Victoria. Without immediate and effective action, the indigenous Suba language and way of life may disappear within a single generation.

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Social Science & Medicine

Details: lective health burden, paradoxically, the responsibility for man-aging HIV infection too often falls solely and silently on the shoulders of infected individuals. In most treatment contexts in Africa, HIV status disclosure continues to be a difficult and potentially dangerous process for many newly diagnosed individuals to initiate without

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COVID-19: Preventing Stigma

Details: need for their health conditions. Who can get COVID-19? EVERYONE • Around the world, athletes, celebrities, doctors, politicians, nurses, pastors, and scientists have all gotten COVID-19, so this disease does not just affect one type or group of people. The DOs and DON’Ts of talking about COVID-19:

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