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IMBAKO PUBLIC HEALTH

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Community Clinics, Health

Mission: To provide a long-lasting impact that will influence research and policy; to build sustainable initiatives that engender the well-being of vulnerable populations; & to allay disparities in healthcare, education and environment faced by women and children.

Results: Establishment of the Global Impact Project . The Global Impact Project (GIP) is an initiative that strives to allay disparities in access to education faced by women in rural Kenya. Founded by Georgia State University’s Beta Alpha Psi, together with Imbako Public Health, in 2009, to date under the GIP umbrella, 13 girls from rural Kenya will have been awarded undergraduate education scholarships. The scholarships cover the full tuition for the entire respective academic programs, and also award a stipend for textbooks towards the curriculum. To learn more about the global Impact project, Beta Alpha Psi, and Imbako Public health, please visit http://www.imbakopublichealth.org/operation-projects/current-projects/gip and http://www.bapgsu.com/global-impact-project Collaboration with Georgia State University, Emory University and University of South Carolina towards initiatives other in Education and Research. Collaboration with Jamii Foundation towards initiative and Research into reproductive health in rural Kenya. From this, . Over 300 students, community health workers, midwives and community members were educated through the workshop.Workshop participants learned about reproductive health in an age appropriate environment, and then were trained on how to create re-usable cloth pads that would allow them to properly manage their monthly periods. All materials were provided for the members to learn how to create, and care for the cloth pads, and each participant had the opportunity to make two cloth pads from start to finish during the workshop sessions.

Target demographics: To provide a long-lasting impact that will influence research and policy; to build sustainable initiatives that engender the well-being of vulnerable populations; & to allay disparities in healthcare, education and environment faced by women and children

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 300 girls from rural Kenya. We conducted workshops in reproductive health and among other things, trained them on how to create re-usable cloth sanitary pads. We also , together with Georgia State University have sponsored the undergraduate eduction of 13 girls from rural Kenya.

Geographic areas served: Kenya & the United States of America

Programs: 1.Workshops in public health, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness. 2. Workshops on organic farming , apiculture and agriculture 3.Scholarships in education to enable the girl-child obtain undergraduate education . 4. Research into initiatives that promote public health in the country of Kenya

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I served as a volunteer to assist Imbako to set up their research and data analysis department. It was a rewarding experience. Not only did they train me on basics of data collection and research , they also gave me an opportunity, to see analytically, the impact of their educational initiatives! really cool!