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Abha Light Foundation Homeopathy and Natural Medicine
Affordable Medicine for the People of Africa Abha Light Foundation Homeopathy and Natural Medicine
Most foreigners think of safaris and wildlife
when they think of Africa
Yet 60% of Kenyans live below the poverty line
in rural areas
and city slums
on a £ 0.70 a day.
Its no wonder
that disease is rampant
and conventional medicines too expensive for most people.
Abha Light started in Kenya in 1998
conducting mobile clinics Kangemi slum, Nairobi, 1998
in city slums and rural villages. Uthiru slum, Nairobi, 2001 Akkik Patel of UK
Ogembo village, 2001 Siaya village, 2003
Tala village, 2003 Kendu Bay, 2007 Danny Hill of UK
Kibwezi, 2003 Student Oscar on his way Siaya, 2003 our clinics are really mobile! Kendu Bay 2007 HIV patients queueing
2007 grads celebrate with a cake! Homeopathy & Alternative Medicine are ideal for developing countries
Heres seven reasons why… Even the poorest people in the world can afford homeopathy & alternative medicines. Effective in acute, chronic, traumatic, epidemic, and endemic diseases. Safe and free of side effects so can be used at all levels including self-help. It can be implemented in situations with very little infrastructure. Advantages of Alternative Medicines for Developing Countries
Heres seven reasons why… Alternative medicine benefits from but does not rely upon expensive diagnostic equipment. Once Alternative medicine is established it just grows and grows. In places where a doctor is two days walk, a simple homeopathic self-help kit is a lifeline. Advantages of Alternative Medicines for Developing Countries
Manyanga village, 2001 Helen Morrell from Britain, 2001 As ALF grew in activities,
we realized a greater need than merely dispensing medicine for charity.
What ALF does: Our 3 As ALF aims to establish a complete infrastructure of Affordable, Accessible & Alternative Medicine
Training of Self- Employed Practitioners Liason with Authorities, Regulation & Legalizaton Popularization & Public Education Affordable: Cheap Pharmacy & Supply of Medicines Accessible: Self-sustaining Village & Slum Clinics
ALF identifies certain systems of medicine will be most effective because these systems Can be readily taught to anyone Dont need expensive equipment Dont depend on imports of expensive foreign medicines
HomeopathyHomeopathy African Herbal MedicineAfrican Herbal Medicine NaturopathyNaturopathy NutritionNutrition AcupunctureAcupuncture Body Work & MassageBody Work & Massage CounsellingCounselling These systems are
Our Story: In July 2000
Kariobangi, 2001 Kariobangi, 2000 ALF opened its first permanent clinic
as a small oasis of healing in the centre of the slums Kariobangi, 2003
in Kariobangi North, Nairobi with the aim of introducing homeopathy
as an affordable alternative
to costly Western medicine
After students graduate, ALF assists in opening new clinics Juja Rd. clinic in Mathare slum opened July 2002
Tala village clinic opened January 2003
TORU Health Centre at Manyanga village opened March 2003
Toru ~ KambiMawe sees about 500 patients monthly Toru ~ Manyanga sees about 600 patients monthly The Toru Health Centre and its 3 affiliated clinics are the largest network of homeopathic & naturopathic clinics in Kenya.
our Steve Smith, Toru Clinics coordinator
Presently in 2008 ALF has 18 affiliated clinics & about 20 mobile clinics in Kenya 1.Kariobangi N Slum, Nairobi 2.Kibera Slum, Nairobi 3.Kiambu village 4.Kericho town 5.Makutanu village 6.Embakasi, Nairobi 7.Haruma, Nairobi 8.Katagini village 9.Soweto, Nairobi 10.Toru Health, Kibwezi town 11.Toru, Kambi Mawi village 12.Kendu Bay village 13.Mombasa town 14.Mtapa village 15.Nakuru town 16.Muranga town 17.Toru, Sultan village 18.Toru, Machinery village
Homeopathic Training Programme Heather Webster from South Africa, 2003
Bianca Sands from Australia, 2001 started in 2000 at our iron-sheeted Kariobangi clinic
Volunteer instructors helped teach students
from slums and villages
Kenyans learning a new profession
as a homeopathic practitioner
Shem teaching pathology Didi teaching philosophy Gaori (volunteer) teaching freshmen In 2004 we shifted from our slum clinic to our first Buruburu head office and squeezed in.
By 2005, we grew from a training course into a college
And moved again to our present spacious head office premises in Westlands, Nairobi
We expanded our training Herbal Medicine
Nutrition Counselling & Life Skills Health Sciences
Were happy to announce….. The formation of a national professional body of Homeopaths. Weve taken the next step towards infrastructural solidarity Youll be hearing from us….
ALFs extensive activities
Great Health, Naturally! There is a need among People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs), especially those living int the slums and villages,
Great Health, Naturally! to learn how they can manage themselves effectively, affordably & naturally.
Great Health, Naturally! are two effective books on HIV and Cancer management
We train our practitioners in HIV counselling
PLWHA (people living with HIV/AIDS) Self-support Groups
Great Health, Naturally! Protocol preparation & distribution
Prevention & Treatment of Malaria
ALF Charity Projects 2004 Street Childrens Free Clinic Kariobangi Free HIV Clinic Korogocho Free HIV Clinic Kendu Bay Free HIV Clinic & Malaria Prevention Project Kisumu Free HIV Clinic 2008 Post-Election Internally Displaced Persons Medical Camps
2004 Street Childrens Free Clinic
Free HIV Clinics
Kendu Bay Village MalariaX 3-Step Prevention Project 1000 patients treated for 1 year
200 Abha Light Products Great Health with Great Health, Naturally!
Abha Lights Founder & Director Barbara Lynne D.I. Hom. (London) also known as Sister Didi Ananda Ruchira
She is a yogic-nun of Ananda Marga Mission Didi is active in promoting affordable, accessible alternative medicine everywhere she goes.
presenting homeopathic books to Kenyatta University radio & TV seminars Public Education, Publicity & Public Relations
What does ALF need for next steps in development COLLEGE Goal: Create more practitioners, bring in more students Subsidized tuition (scholarships) for poor students Advertising PHARMACY Goal: Self-Sufficiency for ALF, a stable financial base Develop our products into viable busness CLINICS Goal: Give employment to grads; serve community Invest in more and better clinics
by providing affordable health care Abha Light bringing new hope to the community to the people of Kenya
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