Migori County suffers from some of the highest rates of maternal & child mortality and HIV prevalence in Kenya, including a maternal mortality rate of 673 per 100,000 live births, an under-5 mortality rate of 82 per 1,000 live births, & an HIV prevalence of 16-20% (compared to the national rate of 6%). The majority of the population is cut off from the formal healthcare system which results in dangerous home deliveries and lack of access to essential services, such as vaccinations & medication.
Lwala catalyzes the capabilities of communities to tackle the multidimensional drivers of poor health. In 2007, western Kenya faced the compounded crises of rampant HIV transmission & drastically high maternal & child mortality rates. This community donated community land & resources to build their region’s first clinic & develop holistic health solutions. Early in its founding, Lwala teamed up with the research prowess of Vanderbilt University, & began to rigorously measure its interventions.
|Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted||1,000,000|
|New Implemented Countries||Kenya|
Lwala was founded by a local community who decided that their lack of access to healthcare was intolerable. They donated community land and resources to build their region's first health facility. Today, Lwala is much more than a hospital, but we continue their legacy empowering the community to design their own solutions. 96% of our staff are Kenya, 56% are from the community we serve, and 66% of our senior leadership team are women.
EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN