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Mfangano Community Health Field Station

Key Contact: Chas Salmen

Country(ies): Kenya


Contact Information

salme048@umn.edu

Activity Description

Mfangano Island, Lake Victoria, Kenya is home to the Mfangano Community Health Field Station, a collaboration between UMN and the Organic Health Response, a local community based organization (CBO). The field station is headquartered out of the Ekialo Kiona Center, a solar-powered community center located on donated land at Kitawi Beach Village. On Mfangano Island, we are now coordinating groundbreaking community health research to improve HIV care and treatment, support the development of an emergency referral system for maternal and newborn health, investigate sustainable food security interventions, and broadcast important health messages to over 200,000 Lake Victoria residents via the Ekialo Kiona Radio Station.

Activity Types

Community Outreach, Education/Training, Research

Academic Health Center Units

Medical School
     Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Other Collaborators

Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility - East Africa Hub

Partner Organizations

Maseno University, Kisumu, Kenya
Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)
Organic Health Response

Activity Topics

Child Health, Health Care, Infectious Disease, Rural Health

Special Tags

Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship Site

Status

Current