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1 Abha Light Foundation Homeopathy and Natural Medicine

2 Abha Light Foundation Homeopathy and Natural Medicine
Affordable Medicine for the People of Africa

3 Most foreigners think of safaris
and wildlife

4 when they think of Africa

5 Yet 60% of Kenyans live below the poverty line

6 in rural areas

7 and city slums

8 barely surviving


10 on a £ a day.

11 It’s no wonder


13 that disease is rampant

14 and conventional medicines too expensive for most people.


16 Abha Light started in Kenya in 1998

17 conducting mobile clinics
Kangemi slum, Nairobi, 1998

18 in city slums and rural villages.
Akkik Patel of UK in city slums and rural villages. Uthiru slum, Nairobi, 2001

19 Ogembo village, 2001 Siaya village, 2003

20 Danny Hill of UK Tala village, 2003 Kendu Bay, 2007

21 mobile! our clinics are really Siaya, 2003 Kibwezi, 2003
Student Oscar on his way mobile! Kendu Bay 2007 HIV patients queueing Kibwezi, 2003


23 Homeopathy & Alternative Medicine are ideal for developing countries
2007 grads celebrate with a cake! Homeopathy & Alternative Medicine are ideal for developing countries

24 Here’s seven reasons why…
Advantages of Alternative Medicines for Developing Countries Here’s 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.

25 Here’s seven reasons why…
Advantages of Alternative Medicines for Developing Countries Here’s 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.

26 As ALF grew in activities,
Helen Morrell from Britain, 2001 Manyanga village, 2001

27 we realized a greater need than merely dispensing medicine for charity.

28 What ALF does: Our 3 A’s ALF aims to establish a complete infrastructure of Affordable, Accessible & Alternative Medicine


30 Can be readily taught to anyone Don’t need expensive equipment
ALF identifies certain systems of medicine will be most effective because these systems Can be readily taught to anyone Don’t need expensive equipment Don’t depend on imports of expensive foreign medicines

31 These systems are Homeopathy African Herbal Medicine Naturopathy
Nutrition Acupuncture Body Work & Massage Counselling


33 Our Story: In July 2000

34 ALF opened its first permanent clinic
Kariobangi, 2000 Kariobangi, 2001 ALF opened its first permanent clinic

35 as a small oasis of healing in the centre of the slums
Kariobangi, 2003

36 in Kariobangi North, Nairobi
with the aim of introducing homeopathy

37 as an affordable alternative


39 to costly Western medicine

40 After students graduate, ALF assists in opening new clinics
Juja Rd. clinic in Mathare slum opened July 2002

41 Tala village clinic opened January 2003

42 TORU Health Centre at Manyanga village opened March 2003

43 Toru ~ Manyanga sees about 600 patients monthly
The Toru Health Centre and it’s 3 affiliated clinics are the largest network of homeopathic & naturopathic clinics in Kenya. Toru ~ Manyanga sees about 600 patients monthly Toru ~ KambiMawe sees about 500 patients monthly

44 our Steve Smith, Toru Clinics’ coordinator

45 Presently in 2008 ALF has 18 affiliated clinics & about 20 mobile clinics in Kenya
Kariobangi N Slum, Nairobi Kibera Slum, Nairobi Kiambu village Kericho town Makutanu village Embakasi, Nairobi Haruma, Nairobi Katagini village Soweto, Nairobi Toru Health, Kibwezi town Toru, Kambi Mawi village Kendu Bay village Mombasa town Mtapa village Nakuru town Muranga town Toru, Sultan village Toru, Machinery village


47 Homeopathic Training Programme
Heather Webster from South Africa, 2003

48 started in 2000 at our iron-sheeted Kariobangi clinic
Bianca Sands from Australia, 2001

49 Volunteer instructors helped teach students

50 from slums and villages

51 Kenyans learning a new profession

52 as a homeopathic practitioner

53 In 2004 we shifted from our slum clinic to our first Buruburu head office and squeezed in.
Gaori (volunteer) teaching freshmen Didi teaching philosophy Shem teaching pathology

54 By 2005, we grew from a training course into a college


56 And moved again to our present spacious head office premises in Westlands, Nairobi

57 We expanded our training
Herbal Medicine We expanded our training

58 Counselling & Life Skills
Nutrition Health Sciences

59 Massage & Body Work Reflexology

60 Mud Pack Therapy Magnetotherapy Bioxidative Therapy Naturopathy

61 Basic Acupuncture and Moxa

62 Our Grads 2002 2003 2005 2007

63 Our ALF Family

64 We’re happy to announce…..
We’ve taken the next step towards infrastructural solidarity The formation of a national professional body of Homeopaths. You’ll be hearing from us….


66 ALF’s extensive activities

67 Treating HIV/AIDS

68 Great Health, Naturally!
There is a need among People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs), especially those living int the slums and villages,

69 Great Health, Naturally!
to learn how they can manage themselves effectively, affordably & naturally.

70 Great Health, Naturally!
are two effective books on HIV and Cancer management

71 We train our practitioners in HIV counselling

72 PLWHA (people living with HIV/AIDS) Self-support Groups

73 Great Health, Naturally! Protocol preparation & distribution

74 Prevention & Treatment of Malaria

75 200

76 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

77 2004 Street Children’s Free Clinic

78 Free HIV Clinics

79 Kendu Bay Village MalariaX 3-Step Prevention Project
1000 patients treated for 1 year

80 ’08 Post-Election Violence Internally Displaced Refugees ALF joins Relief Medical Camps


82 Abha Light Products

83 Mini Kit: a Hospital in a Kit!
Abha Light Products Mini Kit: a Hospital in a Kit! 200

84 Abha Light Products Malaria Prevention & Treatment
Homeopathic HIV medicines Malaria Prevention & Treatment

85 Great Health, Naturally!
Abha Light Products Great Health with Great Health, Naturally! 200

86 200

87 Abha Light’s Founder & Director
Barbara Lynne D.I. Hom. (London) also known as Sister Didi Ananda Ruchira

88 She is a yogic-nun of Ananda Marga Mission
Didi is active in promoting affordable, accessible alternative medicine everywhere she goes.

89 Public Education, Publicity & Public Relations
seminars presenting homeopathic books to Kenyatta University radio & TV


91 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

92 Abha Light bringing new hope to the community
to the people of Kenya Abha Light bringing new hope to the community by providing affordable health care

93 Your support is needed

94 You can help us in different ways. You can ...
• Tell your family, friends or patients about us • Encourage others to help us • Educate others about alternative treatment • Advocate affordable & alternative medicine for all

95 • Donate in-kind or funds
• Create a fund-raising event • Tell us about sources of funds

96 Sponsor a student or new clinic
Donate medical or homeopathic text books

97 Sponsor a mobile clinic
Host a clinic at your project in Kenya

98 Work as a volunteer in Kenyan projects

99 email
website tel

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