News from our Engagement for people with albinism

Sometimes change happens slowly, sometimes it can just take a few days. But always it depends on people who decide to make a difference. Thanks to my colleagues at Boehringer Ingelheim and the money they donated. And thanks to Chris, our social worker and Making More Health partner on the ground. For sure, we cannot…

There is magic when we put dots together and connect people

After a very successful leadership week with more than 20 managers in Bungoma county in Kenya, after launching very concrete projects on the ground with farmers, teachers and with the buy in also from the governmental site, after a first income generation training and a huge youth venture program launch at Nairobi and a concrete…

How a leadership week can impact smallholder farmers‘ life

As one disruptive leadership development element of our Making More Health’s Insights weeks we ask our leaders to prepare, pitch and to implement a training that has an impact for the people living close to the poverty line. This time we asked them to train farmers in Bungoma county on basic business skills. During the…

Schools for poor are poorly managed – time to change

As one project of our work under the umbrella of the Making More Health Initiative, Boehringer Ingelheim and in close partnership with Ampath we invest in education for children from disadvantaged backgrounds in rural communities in Western Kenya. Schools for poor are managed poorly, schools for rich are managed in a rich way Investing in…

About suicides, screening and caring in Kenya

Today, we managed to screen police officers in Webuye’s police station and also some local people who were on the market. The screening focuses on diabetes and hypertension. One of the police officers said: “I really like and appreciate this screening. It’s the first time ever that someone started to think of such an exercise…

Visit at a dispensary

It’s in Bungoma county, close to Webuye where we stop to visit a dispensary and to discuss shortly with the doctor. Only a few minutes as she manages everything at her own and the number of patients waiting in front of the building is quite high. “Everyday”, she says, “I do at least 25 to…