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The 2020 MicroClinic Initiative Newsletter brings you updates about our programs in Kenya, information about upcoming events, photographs, opportunities to get involved, and more.
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2020 MicroClinic Initiative Newsletter


September 2016

Together, we can clothe every baby and make pregnancy safe for all moms.

Maternal Health Card Game Trial in Kenya a Success


Last month we brought our maternal health card game to the Mabole Health Centre, one of the clinics in Kakamega county where we are implementing our program. In a room crowded with excited mothers, nurses, and members of our 2020 MicroClinic Initiative team, we tested our game. We were moved and inspired by the response. Not only was the game fun and competitive for all involved, the mothers spent time discussing and learning about all the potential obstacles they face throughout pregnancy and childbirth. They began to view these health issues as a community rather than individually, and thus saw the potential issues not just for themselves, but for their sisters, their friends, and their neighbors.  Most importantly, they learned how to overcome those obstacles and how critical it is to seek professional healthcare before, during, and after childbirth.

Since this initial trial, we've sent the game to seven facilities where we operate our program in rural Kenya. We look forward to sharing the progress and development of the game as we receive more feedback from Kenyan mothers and healthcare workers.

GSK and Save the Children employees vote 2020 MicroClinic as the recipient of their Employees Choice Award 

We want to offer a huge thank you to the employees of GSK and Save the Children for voting 2020 MicroClinic Initiative the recipient of their Employees Choice Award. We are so proud and grateful you believe in our work and the impact of our program. Thank you from all of us at 2020 MicroClinic Initiative!
Meet Henry Kamau 

Henry Kamau joined 2020 MicroClinic Initiative in February 2016 and now serves diligently as the organization’s driver. Among other trips, Henry transports t-shirts to the production site at the Ng’enda Health Centre where he later picks them up once they have been made into baby clothes to deliver to clinics. He also enjoys driving US medical students to their assignments at Thika Hospital and the Ng'enda Health Centre.

Having grown up in central Kenya, Henry says that Operation Karibu has greatly benefited the women in his community, where more mothers are embracing the importance of child delivery in clinics. Henry says word is spreading because of our incentive packages of baby clothes, and the impact of the program is visible and growing.
Volunteer of the Month: Afshin Kimiagar

We would like to thank Afshin for his valuable and continued support over the last year. Afshin is always ready to show up for any volunteer event with a smile, enthusiasm, and thoughtful input. We're so grateful for the careful ideas and compassion Afshin brings to all he commits himself. Thank you from everyone at 2020 MicroClinic Initiative! We truly value your support and friendship.
2020 MicroClinic Initiative Summer Medical Residents in Kenya

Our 2020 MicroClinic Initiative team in Kenya was happy to welcome Christina Caruso and Kristine Karkoska last month, our summer medical residents from Northwell Health. Neither Christina nor Kristine had been to Africa prior, and both were excited to work in Kenya for a month. During their medical residency, Christina and Kristine valued the opportunity to help improve the health and well-being of families in medically underserved and low-resource communities. 2020 MicroClinic Initiative is pleased to be able to facilitate the invaluable exchange of knowledge that occurs between US medical residents, Kenya healthcare workers, and patients during these rotations. We hope to expand the knowledge and understanding of everyone involved, as well as improve the daily living of the communities where we work in Kenya.
Christina, left, and Kristine, right.
Great ways to support 2020 MicroClinic Initiative this fall!

There are so many ways to support moms and their newborns in Kenya this fall! Consider doing your holiday shopping at BRBF Infinity where a portion of your purchases will be donated to 2020 MicroClinic Initiative. Similarly, make all your Amazon purchases at AmazonSmile where Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchase to our cause at no additional cost to you.

Running a 5K? Growing a mustache in November? Fundraise for 2020 MicroClinic Initiative! Now you can make any creative endeavor a fundraiser this fall. Classy.org makes it easy to have your own fundraising page for 2020 MicroClinic Initiative up in minutes dedicated to whatever project or event you like. Try it this fall when you set out on your next adventure or project, and support 2020 MicroClinic Initiative at the same time!
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