Recent Reports

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Kenya

101,613 Total Patient Visits: Q4 2018

February 18, 2019 - 

Lwala Community Alliance (LCA) is a community-led, nonprofit health and development innovator working in Migori County in rural western Kenya. Through Lwala Community Hospital, the organization provides approximately 50,000 patient visits each year. The mission of the organization is to build the capacity of rural communities, including their neediest residents, to advance their own comprehensive well-being. The hospital is part of a larger effort to achieve holistic development in Lwala and the surrounding community, including educational and economic development.

The primary beneficiaries of RMF-supported Lwala Community Alliance are children, women, HIV-infected persons, and the elderly. Prior...

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Kenya

Greenhouse Project Underway: Q3 2018

January 15, 2019 - 
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RMF-Provided Supplies Saving Lives: Q3 2018

January 12, 2019 - 

Medical Equipment
During this quarter, RMF continued its strong support of Lodwar County & Referral Hospital (LCRH) by supplying the hospital’s departments with needed medical supplies:

  • The Pediatric department received blood giving sets, insulin syringes, catheters, and cannulas.
  • Other departments that received new equipment include the Maternity ward, Occupational Therapy ward, and Physiotherapy department.

Medical Supplies
Continuing its emphasis on pediatric support, RMF purchased comprehensive medical supplies for the Pediatric ward. Emergency drugs that are never supplied by KEMSA have continued to be supplied by RMF/MMI for the pediatric patients. Drugs including Ranferon syrup, Calcimax...

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502 Girls Enrolled in Mentoring Groups: Q2 2018

August 24, 2018 - 

Through Lwala Community Hospital, the Lwala Community Alliance provides approximately 50,000 patient visits each year. The mission of the organization is to build the capacity of the people of North Kamagambo, including its neediest residents, to advance their own comprehensive well-being. The hospital is part of a larger effort to achieve holistic development in Lwala and the surrounding community, including educational and economic development.

RMF-supported LCA completed the following activities:

  • The first Better Breaks session included sex education and a video screening on the dangers of cross-generational sex, which parallels the Young Love curriculum we are rolling out at...
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Lwala Community Hospital Aids North Kamagambo: Q1 2018

August 12, 2018 - 

RMF-supported Lwala Community Alliance (LCA) is a community-led, nonprofit health and development innovator working in Migori County in rural western Kenya. Through Lwala Community Hospital, the organization provides approximately 50,000 patient visits each year. The mission of the organization is to build the capacity of the people of North Kamagambo, including its neediest residents, to advance their own comprehensive well-being. The hospital is part of a larger effort to achieve holistic development in Lwala and the surrounding community, including educational and economic development.

This quarter, RMF-supported LCA:

  • Provided 2,246 couple years of protection (CYP...
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Improved and Sustained Positive Health-Seeking Behavior: Q1 2017

May 31, 2017 - 

Lwala Community Alliance (LCA) is a community-led, nonprofit health and development innovator working in Migori County in rural western Kenya. Through Lwala Community Hospital, the organization provides approximately 50,000 patient visits each year. The mission of the organization is to build the capacity of the people of North Kamagambo, including its neediest residents, to advance their own comprehensive well-being. The hospital is part of a larger effort to achieve holistic development in Lwala and the surrounding community, including educational and economic development.

The primary beneficiaries of RMF-supported Lwala Community Alliance are children, women, HIV-infected...

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Essential Health Services Provided for Rural Populations: Q1 2017

April 17, 2017 - 

During this first two-month reporting period (February and March 2017), we successfully carried out 24 outreach activities at 12 outreach sites.

Essential health services provided to area residents:

  • 1,785 (1,215 children and 570 pregnant and lactating mothers) received nutrition services.
  • 1,139 (443 children and 696 adults) were treated for general ailments.
  • 674 people received deworming services.
  • 227 children were fully immunized.
  • 581 pregnant mothers received antenatal services.
  • 652 (463 children and 189 pregnant and lactating mothers) received Vitamin A supplementation.
  • 1,531 people received public health messages through public health education.


Project Impact

Working in partnership with RMF has enabled Turkana...

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Livelihood Project Provides for Food-Insecure Families: Q4 2016

April 03, 2017 - 

Patients continue to access quality health care in a clean, friendly environment conductive to healing. Real Medicine Foundation’s approach of being needs-oriented and working with flexibility has brought change to Lodwar County & Referral Hospital (formerly Lodwar District Hospital) as a whole. The hospital continues to remain clean and hygienic; nosocomial infections are kept as low as possible.

The entire hospital staff and local community have benefited from the project. The hospital staff, i.e. the medical officers, nurses, and support staff, have profited by working in better conditions, in terms of infrastructure and medical supplies. The pediatric patients continue...

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Integrated Outreaches Support 12 Sites: Turkana Central, February 2017

March 18, 2017 - 

Turkana Central sub-county has the highest burden of HIV, with a prevalence of about 6.7%. The most affected areas are around the lake region, Lodwar town, and settlements along the highway. Malnutrition cases are also on the rise, with a recent survey showing that slightly more than 30% of the children are malnourished.

Turkana Central sub-county has 43 functional health facilities, with a distance of about 25–30 km between them, making accessibility for essential services a nightmare for the majority of our residents. To reach all the population, integrated outreaches play a key role in improving...

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Patient Numbers at an All-Time High: Q4 2016

February 18, 2017 - 

The primary beneficiaries of RMF-supported Lwala Community Alliance are children, women, HIV-infected persons, and the elderly. Prior to the establishment of Lwala Community Hospital, there was no immediate access to primary health care or HIV/AIDS testing and care in the area. For this reason, Lwala’s health intervention has focused on primary care for children, access to medicines (particularly vaccines and antimalarials), HIV testing and care, public health outreach, and safe maternity.

During this quarter RMF funded maternal and child health costs including:

  • Personnel costs for nurses Rose Gayo and Caren Siele
  • 58% of medicine...
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