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Defining Moments: Jacob Kioko’s Experience as a Midwife

29/04/2014

  Any patient or client who walks into Kasikeu Dispensary in Mukaa, Makeuni County, Kenya, will inquire if this young gentleman is on duty. His charisma and dedication to his work at this far-flung dispensary located in one of Kenya’s remotest areas makes him stand out. Meet Jacob Kioko,...

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Ray of hope and happiness: Lelabo Kalemat Dere’s story

29/04/2014

Lelabo Kalemat Dere is a 20 year old midwife student attending midwifery training at Arba-Minch Health Science College (AHSC). She joined the college through an opportunity created by Amref Health Africa via a CIDA project to address the shortage in numbers of midwives in South Omo Zone, Ethiopia. She...

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Fighting Malaria at Community and Household Level

22/04/2014

Milka Akinyi wakes up nauseous, feverish and too weak to walk to the nearest hospital, which is five kilometres away. She sends for Alice Aoko, the Community Health Worker (CHW) in her area. Alice the CHW points at the data information board at a health centre.   Milka’s symptoms...

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Bye Bye Malaria!

22/04/2014

Violet Naliaka Waliaula is a Community Health Worker in my village. She regularly visits my home and talks to me about various health topics. I thank God for Violet, who was trained by Amref Health Africa.

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We Hear Gunshots As Often As We Hear Ringtones from Mobile Phones

24/01/2014

"My name is Taban Charles Millinon. I graduated as a clinical officer from the National Health Training Institute in Maridi, South Sudan in 2008 through training received from AMREF. I am from Kajo Keji County. I undertook my one-year internship at Yei Civil Hospital before joining Meltesa International. I...