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

December 2016

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

Foreign Policy Magazine honors Moka Lantum and Lynne Davidson as "Leading Global Thinkers" of 2016
Earlier this month, our founder and executive director were recognized by Foreign Policy Magazine in Washington, D.C. among "100 Leading Global Thinkers" of 2016. The other honorees included a wide range of leaders, advocates, innovators, artists, government officials, and visionaries from around the world, such as Hillary Clinton, Angela Merkel, Justin Trudeau, Loretta Lynch, Melinda Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg. Drs. Davidson and Lantum were recognized in the “healers” category for their innovative and impactful work on maternal health in Kenya through 2020 MicroClinic Initiative.
Lynne and Moka in Washington, D.C. on December 12, 2016.
Photo by Jason Dixson
Photo by Jason Dixson
Girls' Group in Kenya collects donated t-shirts for Operation Karibu

We're so grateful to our young volunteers in Kenya who are working so hard to collect t-shirts to support our baby clothes program. They're building partnerships with local groups in Kenya to ensure our Operation Karibu babies are clothed and their moms have good healthcare. Thank you for your hard work, time, and dedication to our cause!
From left to right: Pippar Bore, Lilian Waithira, Charity Karambu, Donattah Akinyi, Joan Kanja, Laureen Mumia, Rebecca Kaviu, Matilda Muthoni
Meet Diana, our Communications Manager in Kenya

Diana Wangari, our new Communications Manager in Kenya, is a medical doctor and journalist, whose main interest is to utilize health communications to bring about fundamental social and behavioral change. Diana got her start as a columnist for The Standard Newspaper in Kenya before moving on to The Star Newspaper as a health columnist and features writer. She has served as a contributor to The Thomson Reuters Foundation and was the pilot journalist-in-residence at the Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp. Through her passion of applying medical knowledge to facilitate in-depth media coverage of medicine and public health, she has been the recipient of multiple international reporting grants and has served as a resource advisor for The Guardian’s "End FGM Global Media Campaign." Diana is the current Kenyan special correspondent for Citizen News Service India and a liaison for Health Programmes at Kenya Television Network (KTN), Kenya’s second leading TV station.

"I have both held mothers who lost their babies shortly after delivery and babies who were orphaned soon after birth. And the greatest tragedy is that these are preventable deaths. 2020 MicroClinic Initiative is a noble cause that is bringing about fundamental impact."

Nairobi, Kenya
Last chance to double the value of your donation in 2016 

With just a few days left in 2016, this is your last chance to double the value of your donation! If you contribute to 2020 MicroClinic before the year’s end, our board members will match your donation up to $10,000! With your generosity and the help of the board, we can raise $20,000 before the end of the year. Consider sponsoring our innovative maternal health game or make a general donation to help make pregnancy and childbirth safe for mothers and babies in rural Kenya. Thank you for your continued and generous support!
Help us ensure thousands of mothers have access to a safe pregnancy and delivery next year!
Donor and Volunteer of the Month: Betty Davidson
We want to recognize Betty Davidson as an outstanding supporter of 2020 MicroClinic Initiative's work. Whether it's knitting hats to keep Operation Karibu babies warm, or packing clothing donations, or helping our team with administrative work, Betty has donated countless hours of hard work to our cause for many years. As a recurring donor, she's helped keep our program going so that thousands of mothers have access to good healthcare in Kenya. We couldn't ask for a more valuable supporter and friend of this organization. Thank you, Betty!

"All babies should have clothes, food, healthcare, and a chance to grow into adulthood wherever they are born."
Los Angeles, CA
Betty's beautiful hats have kept hundreds of Operation Karibu babies warm over the years! Here is baby Vivian wearing one of Betty's hats.
More ways to support moms in Kenya

There are so many ways to support 2020 MicroClinic Initiative! In addition to shopping at AmazonSmile, where you're sure to satisfy all your shopping needs, check out our page at BRBF Infinity, where a portion of your purchases will be donated to 2020 MicroClinic Initiative.

Running a 5K? Looking for a way to celebrate a birthday or anniversary in a meaningful way? Make any event a fundraiser for 2020 MicroClinic Initiative! makes it easy to have your own fundraising page for 2020 MicroClinic Initiative up in minutes. Learn how you can support 2020 MicroClinic Initiative in fun and creative ways at
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