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TERRY HOPE CENTRE

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Dec 12, 2010

HANDOVER OF THE CENTRE TO THE HOPE SELF HELP GROUP AND TERRY STOBBS

It is with a certain pride, tinged with sadness, that our ‘hands on’ involvement with the Terry Hope Centre comes to an end at the end of 2010. When the Order of Malta first got involved in this small orphan feeding project the orphans were gathering in open space in the middle of a slum to have their Saturday lunch.

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MALTESER INTERNATIONAL

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Dec 6, 2010

COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS –NAIROBI SLUMS TB PROJECT

We are delighted with the start of our fundraising appeal for the Community Health Workers in the Malteser International Nairobi Slums TB Project. We are aiming to raise £24,000 a year to help support the costs of the 60 Community Health Workers. (Picture: Princess, Bernice and Purity with 2 former patients).

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MALTESER INTERNATIONAL

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Nov 28, 2010

Lamu District Maternity Shelter

We are moving in the right direction with the Lamu District Maternity Shelter – albeit rather slowly. We have received interest and support from many organisations in Kenya to assist us with realising the targets for this project.

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Order of Malta and St John’s Ambulance work together at Remembrance Day Service

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Nov 18, 2010
The Order of Malta and St John’s Ambulance-Kenya worked together to provide refreshments for those attending the Remembrance Day Service at the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Nairobi on Sunday 14th November
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Patricia Talbot visited Kenya in October 2010

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Nov 10, 2010
As the Vice President of the British Association of the Order of Malta we were very pleased to receive her support. Whilst in Kenya she spent time with the Malteser International Health Clinics in Nairobi and also found time to visit the Lamu District Hospital to see first hand the desperate need for help with maternal healthcare in that region.
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Accompanying Community Health Workers in the Nairobi Slums

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Nov 1, 2010
A morning spent with the Community Health Workers from Malteser International in the slums of Nairobi, whilst they were on their rounds of housebound and bedridden TB and HIV patients
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St John's Ambulance Cadet Competition

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Oct 1, 2010

The St John's Ambulance National Cadet Competition was help in Nairobi in mid September and the Order of Malta was invited to watch.

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Order of Malta meets St John Ambulance, Kenya

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Sep 1, 2010
Ambassador Cicogna and Alice Murphy recently met the Chairman, The Hon Maj (Rtd) Mardsden Madoka EGH, CSt.J, and the CEO, Mrs Selinah J Kibogy Kandie, of St John Ambulance, Kenya.
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Medical Clinic at the Terry Hope Center

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Aug 6, 2010

We had a very successful Medical Clinic at the Terry Hope Center on Friday 6th August.There were 86 children seen by 4 nurses from Malteser International. 2 prescriptions were given for antibiotics – one for a skin condition and the other a chest infection. One referral was made to a dentist due to a nasty abscess and one referral for nasal polyps.

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Malteser International

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Nairobi, Jul 23, 2010
An estimated 2.2 million of the 32 million people living in Kenya are currently infected with the HI virus and each day about 500 die due to the consequences of the disease.
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Community Health Worker Chat

Jul 16, 2010
Malteser International work within the slums in a catchment area of 600,000. It is very difficult to control the infection rate of any disease in these areas but TB even more so as it is spread through the air, it’s highly infectious and is often deadly. However, it is curable with a six to eight month course of antibiotics.

It seems so easy to treat people but the problem is the pills make you feel better so the TB patient doesn’t complete the full course. As a result the disease just lies dormant and often returns within months but more aggressive and now resistant to the antibiotics.

Malteser Int quickly identified this problem and credits their success to the Volunteer Community Workers. Watch our 3 minute interview with Purity and be inspired. 

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The Grand Master Visits Kenya

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Nairobi, Jul 12, 2010
The numerous cooperation projects that the Order of Malta has launched in Kenya since 2001 were the focus of the talks that the Grand Master had with the country’s leading authorities on Tuesday 16 February.
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Lourdes Pilgrimage and Shop

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Jul 2, 2010
For the second year running we had a shop in Lourdes selling many different items all made for us in Kenya. The shop opened on the Friday afternoon and by mid afternoon on the Monday we had all but sold out completely. We were delighted with the way it went and we received much positive feedback from everyone who visited.
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ST John's Day Celebrations

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Jun 24, 2010

We were very pleased that the Archbishop of Nairobi, Cardinal John Njue, celebrated the St John’s Day Mass for us on Thursday 24th June.  The Papal Nuncio, H.E. Archbishop Alain Paul, Fr Marino Gemma and Fr Vincent Wambugu joined the Cardinal.

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THE GRAND MASTER RECEIVES THE FRENCH MINISTER OF HEALTH

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Rome, Jun 10, 2010

The Order of Malta’s Grand Master, Fra' Matthew Festing, received Roselyne Bachelot, French Minister of Health and Sport in the Magistral Palace.

“We need you because the health system requires institutions that respond to citizens’ necessities and the Order of Malta is an exceptional representative,” Mrs Bachelot stated in her address.

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World TB Day - Dandora Health Clinic

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Nairobi, Mar 24, 2010
World TB Day was celebrated on 24th March this year. To mark this occasion Malteser International officially handed over the laboratory at Dandora Health Clinic to the Kenyan Government.
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Luma District Hospital

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Luma, Mar 21, 2010
Alice Murphy, First Secretary of the Embassy, and Paul Ochieng, of Malteser International, have recently visited the Lamu District Hospital on a fact-finding mission to see what help the Order of Malta can offer to them.
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Launch of the Online Shop - www.icare.co.ke

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Nairobi, Feb 1, 2010
The online shop of the Order of Malta in Kenya is now fully operational and eagerly awaits orders. All the products are locally made in Kenya and the profits from the sale of the goods will support our projects here.
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Kangemi Resource Center Receives a Generous Donation

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Nairobi, Jan 15, 2010
Due to the extraordinary generosity of a donor the Kangemi Resource Centre is able to start to plan the building of a permanent structure on its land in the Kangemi community of Nairobi.
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