Posts Tagged OGRA Foundation

Kenyan Fistula Survivor Regains Hope After Suffering 35 Years

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One of Direct Relief’s GSK PULSE volunteers, Jane Lehnhoff,  is based at our partner organization OGRA Foundation in Kisumu, Kenya where she is supporting our work to expand obstetric fistula treatment to women in the region.  Below, she shares an inspiring story of a fistula survivor: Maria* is a 53-year-old woman from the rural area of Kabuoch in western Kenya.  She developed […]

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Young Kenyan Fistula Survivor Returns to School

Phoebe smiles after surviving fistula. Photo by William Vazquez.

As children in the U.S. return to the classrooms this month, a young woman in Kenya is also returning to school, grateful to be able to continue her studies once again after being repaired from a condition many of her peers have likely never heard about. When Phoebe was just 15 years old, she became pregnant and suffered from a […]

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Reaching Out to Partners Assisting Famine Refugees in the Horn of Africa

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Direct Relief International has reached out to partners in East Africa to offer medical aid in response to the drought crisis affecting parts of Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, and Kenya. News reports indicate that over 12 million people, including Somali refugees in surrounding countries, are suffering from or at risk of famine and malnourishment. Malnutrition is particularly severe among children in […]

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Direct Relief Commits Additional $50,000 For Urgent Humanitarian Services

In response to an urgent appeal from our Regional Medical Advisor Dr. Hezron Mc’Obewa, who is based in Kenya’s Rift Valley, Direct Relief is providing an additional $50,000 in emergency funds to address severe humanitarian problems that have arisen in the most recent flare-up of violence in Naivasha, Nakuru and Limuru. Since the December elections in Kenya that triggered protests […]

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Direct Relief Commits Additional $50,000 For Urgent Humanitarian Services

In response to an urgent appeal from our Regional Medical Advisor Dr. Hezron Mc’Obewa, who is based in Kenya’s Rift Valley, Direct Relief is providing an additional $50,000 in emergency funds to address severe humanitarian problems that have arisen in the most recent flare-up of violence in Naivasha, Nakuru and Limuru. Since the December elections in Kenya that triggered protests […]

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Additional Emergency Health Supplies Arrive in Kisumu

The following is an update from Direct Relief’s Regional Medical Advisor and founder of Kenya-based OGRA Foundation, Dr. Hezron Mc’Obewa. Dr. Hezron is currently in Kisumu treating victims of the country’s outbreak of violence following recent elections. He is also overseeing the health projects of the Kisumu area’s humanitarian aid committee, coordinating activities between the Kenyan Ministry of Health, Kenyan […]

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