global health partnerships


V.19 No.22 | 6/3/2010
Richard Rono runs on the West Mesa.
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

News Profile

Run With Kenyans

Athletes help two countries with one sport

Richard Rono is a member of two communities—and both have troubles. The Kenyan runner has lived in Albuquerque for about 12 years, and he sees that children in the U.S. struggle with obesity. Back in Kenya, the children suffer serious health problems resulting from a lack of sanitation and money. So Rono had an idea—he will train people here to run and help them lose weight naturally. The money he raises will go to Kenya to build latrines and help prevent cholera and other diseases.

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V.18 No.48 | 11/26/2009
Mothers with their children wait for the arrival of the Global Health Partnerships team of volunteers who will assess the nutritional status of the children.
Courtesey of Global Health Partnerships

News Feature

Aid From Afar

Local docs travel to Kenya to help children and mothers

In the village of Kisesini, which sits southeast of Nairobi in Kenya’s Yatta District, water is scarce and brackish and food mostly comes in the form of nutrient-empty porridge. Breast milk can be the difference between life and death for the population’s youngest members. Nearly half the children in the region under the age of 5 are malnourished.

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