(Mfangano Island, Kenya) 19 September 2012: Over 500 microclinic participants graduate from OHR-MCI’s Microclinic Pilot Program

On Wednesday, September 19, 2012, over 500 participants representing 46 microclinics across Mfangano East, graduated from OHR-MCI’s Microclinic Pilot Program for HIV-affected communities.

Over the course of a 6-month curriculum, each self-chosen group completed trainings to empower themselves in topics from HIV pathology and adherence to the effects of deforestation on the health of their community, with a last session focused on group testing. Acting as living examples for Lake Victoria, these microclinics are among the first to disclose their HIV status to one another, building a one-of-a-kind social support network on an island with a 30% HIV infection rate, one of the highest on this planet.

Learn more about microclinics, and see our partner, the Organic Health Response’s, latest updates from Kenya.

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