New World International has been super busy this year working with grassroots, traditional communities and creating global awareness. Thanks to our roving ambassador Jennah - Louise, we have managed to raise more awareness about women's rights and international social justice. Together with all of our partners we are slowly growing and making a bigger impact than ever. This month we celebrate 8 years of community partnerships and sharing with our many friends, our campaigns for sexual rights, the freedom of women and the protection of endangered tribal communities. We realise that our work is only just beginning. An important part of this is creating practical solutions with our growing number of volunteers to make life a little easier for those living in extreme poverty. NWI is, we believe, the future of how International development will evolve. Based entirely on a volunteering system, we are making a radical difference to the day to day lives of villagers and families. We are in the process of creating local community shaded areas for Maasai communities in order for them to have training and simply share community life together. These are being designed by the communities themselves and with your help we can improve the quality of life for so many people in concrete and practical ways. Next week we will be sharing with you, our latest project, and with your help, we will make another contribution to the lives of some of the poorest people on earth.
ICROSS and GOK Malaria Prevention Programme
The international team of ICROSS and new world international have launched in collaboration with the government of Kenya a malaria prevention programme to try and reduce the cases and deaths caused by malaria among nomads. Together with our international partners including Kenya ministry of health and the International Community for Relief of Starvation and Suffering. NWI UK has seen a reduction of 22,000 cases of Malaria in Kenya. There has been a spectacular improvement in the way which malaria is treated, with you help we can do a great deal more. NWI has spent the last 18 months creating long term prevention programmes thanks to the many volunteers and partners including John Woodbridge, Jennah- louise salkeld and a group of close friends. Malaria is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in Kenya. 25 million out of a population of 34 million Kenyans are at risk of malaria. It accounts for 30-50% of all outpatient attendance and 20% of all admissions to health facilities. An estimated 170 million working days are lost to the disease each year (MOH 2001). Malaria is also estimated to cause 20% of all deaths in children under five (MOH 2006). The most vulnerable group to malaria infections are pregnant women and children under 5 years of age. In collaboration with partners, the government has developed the 10-year Kenyan National Malaria Strategy (KNMS) 2009-2017 (link) which was launched 4th November 2009. The goal of the National Malaria Strategy is to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with malaria by 30% by 2009 and to maintain it to 2017. Strategic Approaches Case management This approach deals with the formulation and implementation of malaria treatment policy issues Management of malaria and Anaemia in Pregnancy (MIP) The approach addresses the provision of malaria prevention measures and treatment of pregnant women. Vector control This approach's intention is to ensure use of insecticide treated nets by at risk communities, to significantly reduce rates of the disease and other methods through Integrated Vector Management. Epidemic Preparedness and Response (EPR) This approach is intended to improve epidemic preparedness and response by establishment of malaria early warning systems and carrying out preventive measures such as the Indoor Residue Spraying (IRS) campaigns. In addition to the four strategic approaches, the NMS outlines two vital cross cutting strategies required to support the above strategic approaches , namely: Information Education Communication This strategy is to better arm the public with malaria preventive and treatment knowledge. It is also intended to inform all partners involved so that there is uniformity in the messages disseminated to the communities. Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) M&E and Operational Research are used to provide reliable information on progress in controlling malaria
Focus on Jennah
Jennah-Louise Salked has been campaigning for women's rights in Kenya for the last four years. She has been dynamic as an ambassador for remote rural women's groups and mother and child health, this year Jennah has set up a series of projects working with ICROSS in Kenya and its partner charity in the United Kingdom, New World International UK. To learn more about the work of both charities, you can check out our YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/ICROSSwork and our websites http://icrossinternational.org and http://nwiuk.org . If you would like to support any of Jennah's projects, you can donate through the British charity commission regulated charity http://www.nwiuk.org/ or directly https://www.charitycheckout.co.uk/1126542/Donate .
I’m spending my vacation this year outside my comfort zone creating awareness and change, working in projects in Africa with our local partners. We need your help and support to make NWI even more successful in 2014.
Penny ShalesChair, Board of Trustees
Everything you are able to do will help. Even though your input is as minimal accumulated it will become a lot and we all can help to change things. We did our bit in creating this report – now it is your turn, help with what you can offer.
New World International
Working with our friends and partners we focus on key projects identified by the local communities themselves. We need your help to extend these programs in 2014.
Dr Allan Soita NWI Kenya
I am coming from India in 2014 to make my contribution by photographing of NWI and how it changes lifes.
JAM, Indian Photographer
New World International is a Charity registered in the United Kingdom. Charity Registration Number is 1126542. It is fully compliant with British Charity Commission regulations and requirements. NWI is entirely voluntary with no paid staff and all donations go directly to the projects we support.
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