WBEZ | Mfangano Island http://www.wbez.org/tags/mfangano-island Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Global Activism: Battling HIV/AIDS on Mfangano Island in Lake Victoria, Kenya http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-10-06/global-activism-battling-hivaids-mfangano-island-lake-victoria-kenya-929 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-October/2011-10-06/Internet center pic.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>Chas and Marco Salmen are the founders of <a href="http://organichealthresponse.org/" target="_blank">Organic Health Response</a>, or OHR. Started in 2008, OHR represents the vision of Kenyan organic farmers, teachers and health workers on Mfangano Island in Kenya’s Lake Victoria. The island's population of nearly 20,000 has one of the highest rates of HIV prevalence in the world.</p><p>OHR employs an innovative combination of information technology, social networking and environmental science to turn the tide against the spread of the disease. Chas and Marco tell us about the island's population and shares the fascinating story behind the origins of OHS.</p></p> Thu, 06 Oct 2011 17:01:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-10-06/global-activism-battling-hivaids-mfangano-island-lake-victoria-kenya-929 Worldview 10.6.11 http://www.wbez.org/episode/worldview-10611 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/episode/images/2011-october/2011-10-06/mfangano-island-pic.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Today on <a href="http://www.wbez.org/globalactivism" target="_blank"><em>Global Activism</em></a>, we feature the <a href="http://organichealthresponse.org/" target="_blank">Organic Health Response</a> (OHR), a multi-faceted organization that serves Kenya’s Suba community on Mfangano Island in Lake Victoria. The isolated population of 20,000 has one of the highest rates of HIV prevalence in the world. &nbsp;OHR responded with an innovative program. They built a solar-powered community internet center that’s free to all residents who know their HIV status, and they provide testing and counseling on-site.&nbsp; But that’s just one of several projects OHS has in the works. Founder Chas Salmen tells us about the island's population and shares the fascinating story behind the origins of OHS.&nbsp;</p></p> Thu, 06 Oct 2011 16:39:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode/worldview-10611