Monthly Archives: December 2014

The “hidden children” of Kibera and how their mothers rally for support

By Simon Murithi According to UNICEF, children with disabilities suffer from marginalisation and exclusion from society in various forms, such as negative attitudes towards them and their families, stigmatisation, and inadequate or a lack of policies and legislation. Together, these factors often translate into a severe infringement of disabled children’s basic human rights, such as…
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Welcoming Anne to the mCHW project

Dr Anne Geniets has joined us as a post-doctoral researcher on the mCHW project. Anne is a developmental psychologist and a political communications and media scholar. Her research looks at communication and development in different contexts, focusing on inequalities, poverty, and social (in)justice: media consumption and socio-economic deprivation; structural inequality and structural violence; audience research…
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Researcher Wanted!

We have a research position available on the project from May 1st 2014. We are looking for someone who is passionate about working with marginalised communities and would like to spent 4-5 months (non-continuous) in the field over the next year or so. You will participate in and contribute to all elements of the project,…
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From design to use: The benefits to CHVs of using REFER mobile web app

Community Health Volunteers (CHVs)* in Kenya provide basic primary health care services at household level and serve as a link to existing health infrastructure in communities. The REFER mobile web app provides important support for CHVs working on the survival of the under-five population. It complements child welfare clinics provided at health facility level and…
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