Honor Your Father on His Day
Under the sponsorship of Global Health Partnerships, every other weekend the medical staff of the Kisesini Clinic travel to very remote areas in rural Kenya to give medical services to nearly 100 patients. These people would have no access to medical care without this service. The men, women and children receive immunizations, family planning, treatment for pneumonia, diarrhea, and malaria. Prenatal and postnatal services are provided. Occasionally a birth is attended during the clinics. Children are evaluated for malnutrition and treatment is begun.
These clinics serve nearly 100 people who would otherwise not have access to medical care. The cost of an outreach clinic is under $100.
Instead of a tie, or socks, or a shirt, honor your Dad with a meaningful gift and give a donation to Global Health Partnerships.
Honor your Mother on this Mothers’ Day
Juliana Mutuku was walking 2 hours to the Kisesini Health Center, in active labor the entire time, when she had to stop and give birth to her baby on the road along the way. Thankfully there was a Traditional Birth Attendant (TBA) accompanying her who was able to assist in the delivery of her baby boy. Juliana, her newborn, and her TBA then continued their walk to the Kisesini Health Center for expert postpartum care.
You can help mothers like Juliana. Global Health Partnerships is devoted to improving the health of mothers and children, from the antenatal period throughout the child’s lifetime.
Consider a tax deductible donation to GHP to ensure every mother has access to a medically assisted delivery. One hundred percent of your donation goes directly toward health care services for the very needy.
Thank you, Runners, Volunteers, Sponsors, and Donors
For a very fun Safari Run for Global Health!
Over 240 participants ran their hearts out for global health at the UNM North Golf Course on Sunday morning. Bernalillo County was amazing and thanks for all your work and equipment. Thank you, County Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins, for all your help and sponsorship. Thank you to all of our sponsors and runners. Not only was this a very fun event, but our largest fund raiser to date. We are most grateful.
If you missed the Safari Run, you can still help to provide healthcare for the very poor in southeastern Kenya. Donate now and know that your donation goes directly to save lives, especially of women and children.
Thank you, Law Offices of Salazar, Sullivan, & Jasionowski, our latest Safari Run sponsor.
Many thanks to the sponsors of the
2017 Safari Run for Global Health!
See you Sunday, March 26!
2017 Safari Run
Announcing the 2017 Safari Run to support our ongoing work in rural Kenya.
We Can Use Your Support
Or send a check to:
Global Health Partnerships
PO Box 4385
Albuquerque, NM 87196
Pauline Nditi and Her Family Thank You, GHP Donors!
Pauline Nditi is a 14 month old child who was born with hydrocephaly. She lives with her family of 4 in a one room house in remote, rural Kenya. Hydrocephaly is caused by a buildup of cerebrospinal fluid that compresses and damages the brain. Without treatment, Pauline’s outlook would be very poor.
Thanks to Global Health Partnership’s generous donors this child was diagnosed, referred, and supported for surgical treatment of her condition. She has made a full recovery and now is expected to lead a normal life.
Thank you, GHP donors, for saving the life of this child. You have saved her entire family. They are most grateful.
Many thanks to GHP’s donors. You change the world. You allow children like Pauline to grow up and change the world too.
We Can Use Your Support
Or send a check to:
Global Health Partnerships
PO Box 4385
Albuquerque, NM 87196
Now, with your help, Musembi can go to school.
This past March Musembi Katumbi underwent life changing surgery through the generosity of Global Health Partnerships. Because of developmental deformities of his legs, Musembi could not walk or stand on his own very well. As the oldest of three brothers, the only thing six year old Musembi wants to do is play with his brothers. Thankfully the surgery has given him the freedom to move and play. Although his knees still get weak after play, he is quite happy to be able to move around with limited pain.
Musembi’s desperately poor family is extremely grateful that, thanks to the support of GHP, they are able to have their joyfully shy Musembi back. Attending school is now a reasonable dream for Musembi. He is still too weak to walk 3km daily through rough terrain. His family is seeking support for expenses to get Musembi back and forth to school until he is strong enough to walk.
Your tax deductible gift to Global Health Partnerships will help Musembi and 50,000 more desperately poor people served by GHP.
Please help bright young Musembi go to school for only 50⊄ a week.
Newborn Follow-up Saves Lives
In Kisesini village, as in much of Africa, the risks of an infant dying in the first year of life are extreme. The greatest danger is in the first week of life. With this in mind, GHP has trained Community Health Workers (CHWs) to recognize danger signs for infants. They visit the new mother and child in their home on the first, third, and seventh days of life. Home visitation catches problems early and allows time to get the infant to the clinic for treatment. It also allows the CHW to assess feeding and other potential problems.
You can support a Community Health Worker to make life-saving home visits on a newborn for only $10. Please help GHP extend this program.
How to reach a malnourished child:
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again
When young Nicholas Ngumbua was first identified as malnourished his mother was given a food supplement and instructed on its use. Unfortunately, the child became ill from an unrelated infection, and Mom feared the illness was due to the supplement and discontinued it. This family has no transportation and lives so far from the clinic they can not return. Thanks to our Community Health Workers (CHWs) the child was seen again at an outreach clinic. Nicholas’s supplemental feeding program was started again. A complete recovery from malnourishment is expected.
Please remember this beautiful child on Giving Tuesday, December 1. It costs just $1.50 per day to keep this child and his entire family alive and healthy.
In Kenya we support primary health care and prevenion of llness for approximately 35,000 very poor people with an emphasis on improving the health and survival of young children.
We support a life-saving ambulance that is critical to the transportation of surgial, medical, and obstetrical emergencies. Without this ambulance, emergency services would simply be out of reach for the 35,000 people we serve.
We support full time obstetrical services, delivered by three wonderful Kenya nurses. These services will soon be delivered in our new maternity center.
Needs In Kenya
Funds to cover the costs of medicine, supplies, and emergency transportation. Furnishings, including beds and medical equipment, for the new maternity center. Funds to continue educational programs for the Community Health Workers who extend our medical mission to the very isolated. Donate now.
Global Health Partnerships Has Dramatically Improved Maternal and Infant Survival
When GHP first began working in Kisesini, Kenya in 2006, very few children were born with professional medical assistance. Infant and maternal deaths were common. Mothers were often assisted at home by a Traditional Birth Attendant (TBA) who has no medical training.
In 2010 GHP initiated a program asking TBAs to bring their patients to the Kisesini Clinic for professional medical assistance in childbirth. The TBAs are given $2.50 to cover their expenses bringing a pregnant mother to the clinic. Since then the percentage of births receiving medical assistance has skyrocketed. Lives, of mothers and infants, have been saved. In 2014 the Maternity Center in Kisesini was completed, providing a private, comfortable, safe place for deliveries.
This hard working TBA has accompanied many pregnant women to the Kisesini Clinic for childbirth.
GHP’s TBA assistance program has been so successful the Kenyan Ministry of Health has requested we spread this idea to adjacent medical facilities. We can triple the number of mothers and infants who can deliver their babies in a safer medical environment.
Please help GHP save more lives of mothers and infants. For only $25 you can support 10 TBAs in bringing their pregnant mothers to medical assistance during childbirth. 100% of your donation will go toward direct medical care for the poor.
Menstrual Hygiene Means Healthier Mothers and Children
Access to education is important, not only for the well being of adolescents, but for the future economic activity of women. Maternal and child health are strongly associated with mothers’ educational levels. The farther a woman can go in school, the more of her children will survive and the healthier they will be.
One recognized barrier to school attendance for girls is the onset of menstruation and the difficulties that girls have with a lack of available and affordable sanitary hygiene products. Menstrual cramps can also interfere with school attendance and performance.
GHP has launched a project to provide sanitary products (washable, reusable sanitary pads) and medication to treat menstrual symptoms to girls in 15 schools surrounding the Kisesini Clinic. Puberty education is a keystone to this project.
The impact of this project will be evaluated in a study conducted by the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Grades and attendance will be used to evaluate school performance. The study will be completed in December, 2015. At that point we hope to have enough sanitary hygiene products and medication to include even more girls in more primary schools.
Global Health Partnerships (GHP) is a non-profit organization of medical professionals and other volunteers who work in Kenya as partners with local community organizations and health care providers to improve the health and well being of the poor and marginalized.
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