GHP Supported Food Program

IMG_1343So many of the health problems faced by patients within GHP’s service area are caused or worsened by nutritional deficiencies.  Right now GHP helps support 18 families.  These families live on less than a dollar per day.  Many of them  are orphans or are being raised by desperately ill parents or grandparents.  Many of these children are HIV/AIDS orphans and victims.  The families are selected by their Community Health Workers, who know them very well, and are proposed for GHP support.  Each proposed family is visited personally by the head nurse at the Kisesini Health Center, Nicholas Mtu, who assesses their health and social situation.

Thank you, Nicholas, for working so hard for these poor families.  Thank you for your year round nutritional support for these families.  Some of the families are pictured here, receiving their special Christmas gifts of food.

Also thanks to Nicholas, GHP will provide support for school uniforms.  Children in Kenya cannot attend school without a uniform.  A simple gift of a school uniform allows these poor children to learn to read and write.

Run with Kenyans for Global Health

DSCN1537The 5th annual Safari Run and Race with Kenyans for Global Health will be on Sunday, May 18th, 2014.

This year’s race will begin at the Midtown Sports and Wellness Center, located at 4100 Prospect Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110.

We have a wonderful collaboration with local elite Kenyan runners who run this 8 K race. There will also be a 5 K fun run/walk and 1K kids run.

The Safari Run started with about 80 participants and now has grown to over 300 runners and walkers. Last year each participant received a hand carved giraffe from Kenya. We also had an opening invocation from a local singer Cathy McGill.

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This is a unique event with famous runners, Kenyan food, and now hand carved safari animals. Other crafts are also available at the event.

We have had sponsorship from Heart and Sole Shoe Store, Podiatry Associates, Midtown Sports and Wellness, Hello Deli, Monte Carlo Restaurant, Dr. Tim Hansen, Dr. Larry Marrich D.C., and Maria Cassimus CPA.