Check out Amref Health Africa's new look September newsletter, Mambo Vipi or 'hows things' in Swahili. In September's edition, you can read about how flying toilets are becoming a thing of the past in the slums of Addis Ababa, how we're helping girls stay in school in rural Tanzania and all about our work bringing healthcare to some of the remotest communities in Kenya.
In our first edition of Mambo Vipi, we're talking about our innovative work in Turkana, one of the remotest parts of Kenya. Here, the nomadic communities are constantly on the move, meaning that reaching them with healthcare can be incredibly challenging. Jillo Ali, Amref Health Africa's Project Manager in Turkana, and his team have had to come up with some innovative health solutions, from mobile container clinics to maternity waiting homes, to meet the needs of these communities.
You'll hear from Enanu Fires, who lives in the slums of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Before working with Amref Health Africa, Enanu and her community didn't have access to hygiene and sanitation facilities. Instead they had to use what were known as flying toilets... Read more about Enanu's story in Mambo Vipi.
We'll also update you on our work with young people in northern Tanzania. Nearly 5,000 girls growing up in this area have become pregnant and been unlawfully expelled from school. In this edition of Mambo Vipi, we're talking to Zawadi Magila, a community leader who is working hard to spread the word about sexual and reproductive rights to the young people here.
Story by: Katharine Hitchcock
Amref Health Africa UK