A look at health in Sauri, Kenya
Field Notes from: 2010
Mwandama health achievements in 2010
Kabagambe Fudier, head of ICT programs at Omwicwamba Primary School in Ruhiira, is truly an embodiment of what the Millennium Villages Project (MVP) is all about: by utilising the tools and skills provided by the project, he has created change both in his personal and professional life.
The discussion around evaluating large-scale development projects is an important one. Michael Clemens and Gabriel Demombynes offer a critique of the Millennium Village Project (MVP) and its research methods. Their paper misunderstands the MVP's aims and evaluation methods. We respond briefly here, to clarify some of those basic misunderstandings about the project's goals and approaches to evaluation.
Not long ago, next to the Ruhiira Health Centre was a relatively unassuming looking building surrounded by scattered building blocks and cast in the shadow of a towering radio mast which usually had the ICT facilitator Elly Nankunda tinkering at the top of it.
Maternal health has been one of the biggest success stories of the Ruhiira Millennium Village.
It is 10:50 am on a cloudless August day in Western Kenya. The HIV and AIDS Counselor from Sauri Health Centre and I have taken the short drive to the home of Lilian Awino Adhiambo, a 32 year old mother of 6 children aged 9 months to 13 years.
WFP Director hails the “revolution of hope” in Ruhiira
Fifty farmers, including 10 women, from Sauri Millennium Village, Western Kenya, were trained in July on new concepts in water and agriculture management by a team from the Arava Institute of Environmental Studies.
When is a text message more than just “hello?” When a community health worker can text symptoms of an illness and receive an instant diagnosis without leaving a patient's home.