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BABY TREVOR

Dec 20, 2011
Baby TrevorBaby Trevor continues to grow at a rapid pace (now 6.5kg) following his lifesaving heart operation in September 2011. This was organised by the Order of Malta Embassy and the Order of Malta Association in Monaco. His paediatric cardiologist in Nairobi gave him the ‘all clear’ in December 2011 and no longer needs to see him on a regular basis.

Baby Trevor continues to grow at a rapid pace (now 6.5kg) following his lifesaving heart operation in September 2011. This was organised by the Order of Malta Embassy and the Order of Malta Association in Monaco. His paediatric cardiologist in Nairobi gave him the ‘all clear’ in December 2011 and no longer needs to see him on a regular basis.

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LAMU DISTRICT HOSPITAL

Nov 16, 2011
A small team of volunteer doctors are due to arrive in Lamu in mid February. They have come through the UK charity Doctors Worldwide and are very experienced at assessing the medical needs of the local population through outreach clinics. This is very exciting news and is the result of almost 2 years working in the district and shows our commitment to improving the health of the people there. Once these doctors arrive they will immediately begin their work and will report back as to the most urgent facilities and equipment required.
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Huruma Water Treatment Project

Oct 25, 2011

The Meckow Aquapur Unit that we donated to the Hurumu Slum Village Community has recently been inaugurated in the presence of Ambassador Cicogna Mozzoni and representatives from UNHabitat.

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Cooperation Agreement

Oct 18, 2011
After 18 months of legal consideration and discussions between the two governments the Cooperation Agreement between the Republic of Kenya and the Order of Malta was signed in mid September by The Hon Moses Wetangula, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Ambassador Cicogna Mozzoni.
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BABY TREVOR

Oct 15, 2011
In our previous newsletter we told you about Baby Trevor’s forthcoming trip to Monaco for lifesaving heart surgery. The trip has now taken place and Trevor and his mother, Rahab, are now safely back amongst their family in Nanyuki, Kenya.
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DROUGHT IN THE HORN OF AFRICA

Sep 25, 2011
Malteser International, the Order of Malta’s Worldwide Relief Organisation, has been very active in the Marsabit and Isiolo region of Northern Kenya since the worst of the food shortage and drought began in July of this year.
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COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS

Sep 3, 2011
The Community Health Workers in the eight TB and HIV clinics continue to carry out their invaluable work in the slum communities in which they live.
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LAMU MATERNAL HEALTH

Sep 1, 2011
Despite the many negative and frightening news reports that are coming out of Lamu in recent weeks we are still very much proceeding with our efforts to assist with maternal health in the district.
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Baby Trevor returns to Kenya

Aug 12, 2011

Baby Trevor, the young baby that we arranged to go to Monaco for a lifesaving heart operation, has returned to Kenya.

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Hunger relief in Northern Kenya

Aug 11, 2011
Carrying several tonnes of rice, beans and oil, Malteser International’s first relief convoy has reached northern Kenya, where it is being distributed to 17,000 people in the region. Working together with volunteers from the Marsabit diocese, Malteser International, the relief service of the Order of Malta for worldwide humanitarian aid, has started the first distribution phase for food items in four villages in Marsabit District, with a fifth village scheduled for distribution in the coming week.
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Lamu District maternal health

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Jul 13, 2011
We continue to build the capacity of the Lamu District Hospital by providing them with vital pieces of equipment that they lack. On Good Friday Alice visited the hospital to deliver a baby suction machine and two new delivery beds. This was only possible through the generosity of our supporters, both in Kenya and abroad.
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Community Health Workers - Nairobi slums TB project

Jul 13, 2011
It has been a few months now since the handover of the TB clinics to the Ministry of Medical Services. As previously documented in Drumbeat, Malteser International is keeping the management of the Community Health Workers (CHWs) as part of their work in Kenya. The overall objective of the project is to enhance prevention and care of tuberculosis through intensified case finding in the communities, through community health workers.
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Working together as one international Christian family

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Jul 13, 2011

In early June 2011 we were alerted to the plight of a baby boy with a complicated heart condition. He had recently been examined by a team of British doctors who were in Kenya carrying out heart operations on children. The doctors had declared that Baby Trevor was too small (weighs just 4kg at 4 months old) and his condition too serious for the operation to be carried out in Kenya.

 

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South Sudan: New Republic Faces Daunting Challenges Malteser International Builds Up Health care structures, Qualifies Professionals

Jul 8, 2011
Juba/Cologne. With its independence day on 9 July fast approaching, South Sudan is about to become Africa’s youngest nation. As the South Sudanese people start shaping their new country, Malteser International, the relief service of the Order of Malta for worldwide humanitarian aid, will continue to help them along the way to a better future.
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MOUNT KENYA SPONSORED CLIMB

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Apr 8, 2011

In late March Gianfranco Cicogna climbed Mount Kenya to raise money to support the Community Health Worker component of the Malteser International Tuberculosis Project in the Nairobi Slums. Mount Kenya is African’s 2nd highest mountain – at 17,057ft above sea level – and no mean feat. Due to the rains that arrived in early March this climb was particularly challenging.

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ST JOHN’S AMBULANCE-KENYA

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Apr 8, 2011
We were invited to join the Lord Prior, Professor Anthony Mellows and his wife, for lunch during their visit to Kenya at the start of the year. During a visit they were interviewed on prime television to promote the idea to make it mandatory that every public service vehicle in Kenya has one first aider on board to assist in case of accidents (which are sadly all too common in Kenya). They suggested that some funding for this initiative comes from the government of Kenya, as currently the costs are being carried by St John’s ambulance alone.
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Visitors from Scotland spend time with the Order of Malta projects in Kenya

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Apr 8, 2011
In early February we were pleased to welcome a group of visitors from Scotland. Amongst them were two Companions of the Order of Malta. During their stay they visited the Kangemi HC and Remand Prison, two of the areas of Nairobi that Malteser International runs TB programmes.
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LAMU DISTRICT MATERNITY SHELTER

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Apr 8, 2011
We are continuing to assist and improve the condition of the maternity unit at Lamu District Hospital. Our vision is to provide a maternity shelter for the mothers to stay prior to giving birth.However, at the moment the facilities in the maternal wing of the hospital are so poor, that that must be our priority.
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CHWs receive their new Malteser International polo shirts

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Mar 20, 2011

All of the Community Health Workers receive new polo shirts.
The Malteser International Community Health Workers in Nairobi are now easily identifiable thanks to a generous donation from the West of Scotland Companions of the Order of Malta. They provided us with the funds to have polo shirts designed and printed in Nairobi.

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COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS

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Feb 8, 2011

STORY OF HOPE IN KANGEMI SLUM, NAIROBI
There is a large team of Malteser International Community Health Workers (CHWs) at the Kangemi Slum TB clinic in Nairobi. They are a highly motivated group, committed to their role of assisting those in the community who suffer from TB. Many of them are former Malteser International TB patients, now fully recovered, wanting to provide the same help to those who are still suffering.

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