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    When programming encounters human lives, many can be saved

    This summer, through a new partnership with Carnegie Mellon University, and with funding from the Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator at Duke (SEAD), the Innovations in Healthcare East Africa team placed graduate students from Carnegie Mellon University Rwanda with network innovators. These three-month projects focused on high-impact technology projects, such as developing new capabilities for electronic health record systems.

     

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    County Innovation Challenge Fund (CICF), Homa Bay County - Job Opportunity

    Afya Research Africa is involved in developing health system solutions to promote access to quality health services by under-served communities. As part of this mission, ARA deploys community medical centres in remote rural areas: Ubuntu-Afya Kiosks, in a strategy that incorporates community co-ownership and the development of complementary enterprises to cross-subsidize the costs of providing clinical care. With support from the County Innovation Challenge Fund (CICF), ARA seeks to scale up this model in Homabay County. To support this scale-up, ARA seeks to engage clinical officers and nurses to provide clinical service at the kiosks.

    The following minimum qualifications and competencies are sought:
    • Diploma in clinical medicine or nursing from a recognized Medical Training College
    • Registration with the relevant professional body
    • Ability to use Microsoft Office suite: ability to use Linux systems is an added advantage
    • A good command of local languages is an added advantage
    Interested candidates should upload an application letter, a copy of their curriculum vitae, and a copy of their diploma certificates and professional registration cards before COB on the 6th of October 2016.


    Interested candidates should upload an application letter, a copy of their curriculum vitae, and a copy of their diploma certificates and professional registration cards, combined as one document, before COB on the 6th of October 2016. 

     

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    2016 Annual Forum: Connect, Collaborate and Learn

    Innovations In Healthcare was formally launched in 2011 after two years of research and planning, led by Duke Medicine and McKinsey & Company through the World Economic Forum, on how best to support the scale and replication of innovative solutions for healthcare.

    At the heart of Innovation in Healthcare's work is her network of 50 innovators from around the world working to expand access to affordable, quality healthcare. Afya Research Africa is part of this great network.

    This year's Innovation In Healthcare annual forum, starting 3rd of April 2016,  is an intensive two-day annual gathering in Washington DC where innovators and leaders in the social, private, and public sector gather to collaborate and exchange ideas and insights. ARA will be sharing about her work; how she deploys her Ubuntu-Afya model to reach out underserved communities in a sustainable manner and how she leverages on technology to facilitate health systems.

    Watch this space!!

     

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    2016 Duke Symposium on Scaling Innovations in Global Health

    The Symposium will highlight important lessons and insights from 25 remarkable global health social entrepreneurs who are transforming health care in India, East Africa, and beyond.  From technology to health services, these entrepreneurs will inspire us through a keynote presentation, panel discussions, and a structured networking session, reflecting upon their work through these social ventures:

    Afya Research Africa

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    Bodhi Health Education

    Changamka Microhealth...and many many more...

     

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    Mobile Money for Health Case Study: ARA Ubuntu Afya (Kenya)

    There are a wide range of challenges preventing the rural and urban poor in Kenya from obtaining quality health services, including: distance to health facilities, poor infrastructure, sub-optimal quality of health services, and overworked health providers. With funding from the HANSHEP Health Enterprise Fund, Afya Research Africa (ARA), a Kenyan based non- profit, has responded to these challenges by developing a chain of health kiosks...

     

     

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    Health Entrepreneurs Showcase Local Solutions to Reach the Poor

    Health Enterprise Fund grantees explore different models to reach the poor with high-quality health services, sustainably.  Grantees discuss their strategies for increasing access and how the fund’s support enabled them to expand services for low-income populations. 

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    Single dad’s journey with epileptic daughter

    Daniel Wachira’s daughter, Michelle, nine, was born normal. However, a fall from her baby cot when she was one-year-old left her epileptic. He shares the joys and challenges of raising a special child single-handedly.

    Michelle suffers from epilepsy and right-sided weakness. It’s cause? A ‘simple’ fall from her baby cot when she was only one year old. “I immediately rushed her to hospital where she was admitted for 10 days,” says Daniel Wachira, the single parent to the now nine-year-old Michelle. On returning from hospital, the child’s parents noticed that...

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    Joanna Brigg

    In 2012, 10 Africans won the much coveted JBI Best Practice Implementation Audit Fellowships, facilitated through the African Leadership Award funded by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID).

    A record four Kenyan health workers, nominated by Afya Research Africa (ARA) which hosts the local JBI chapter, won the award.

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    HANSHEP funds Ubuntu Afya clinics

    ARA has been selected for funding by the HANSHEP (Harnesing non-state actors for better health for the poor)  initiative to scale up its Ubuntu Afya projects.

    This funding will enable it to set up 12 more kiosks, improve on its structures and support whole communities in getting more control of their healthcare.

     

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    Telemedicine challenge to Duke Student

    Afya Research Africa selected to present their telemedicine challenge to Duke Student, March 20th 2015.

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    2013 JBI Adelaide Convention

    In our 4th year of existence, evidence synthesis and utilization in healthcare has always been at the core of our strategy.

    Last 2 years have been particularly intense; training 18 health workers in comprehensive systematic review synthesis, promoting 7 others for clinical audit fellowships with one of our collaborators.

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