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Tom Mboya Against Malaria

Tom Mboya generation joins Grandmothers Against Malaria in the fight against the disease responsible for 29% of deaths among children

Nairobi: October7, 2012.... Grandmothers will this November be walking to raise 40,000 bed nets in the fight against Malaria. This initiative is championed by its good will ambassador Mama Sarah Obama the paternal grandmother of the USA President, Barrack Obama, who was also crowned Mama Malaria Africa, when Kenya hosted the 5th MIM Conference in November 2009 in Nairobi. MIM is a Multilateral Initiative against Malaria attended by all Malaria stake holders from all over the World.


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Presidents Against Malaria

 President Salva Kiir of South Sudan, President Mwai Kibaki of Kenya, Hon Prime Minister Raila Odinga of Kenya join Mama Sarah Obama as she steps up The Malaria Campaign in kenya through Grandmothers Against Malaria Initiative.

Education Against Malaria

"Education Against Malaria" ahead of the Malaria Walk will entail use of Malaria Tool Kit for Primary Schools and secondary schools as earlier unveiled by the Vice President of Novartis Pharmaceuticals from the U.S.A. together with Mama Sarah Obama and GAMI. The school will pioneer the project as Malaria Peer Educators in Primary through Secondary to University Level as "MALARIA CHAMPIONS" with the theme "Malaria-Education is the Key."

The Tom Mboya Generation has joined Mama Sarah Obama in this quest where an estimated 3,000 will join the Grandmothers on November 25th 2012, led by Mama Sarah Obama in the  malaria walk whose lead partnership is United States International University (USIU), supported by Makini Schools, Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC), Chavakali High School, Tom Mboya Secondary School, Baraton University, among others. Grandmothers Against Malaria Initiative will sponsor Malaria Champions from Primary Schools to Secondary Schools and eventually to the Universities within a campaign theme dubbed education against malaria, education flight being an ideal of the Late Tom Mboya. The Primary Schools shortlisted to benefit in this project are Kibaga, Riara, Moi Educational Centre and Garden Estate Primary Schools.

The Principal of Chavakali Highschool Indimuli Kahi Alfred leads the school and staff in supporting the Malaria Campaign which will see the school be one of the beneficiaries of scholarships under "Education Against Malaria".

GAMI President Dr. Tom Mboya Owino donates mosquito nets to Garden Estate Primary School. The Donation is part of the GAMI & USIU walk 2012 event. Prof. Freida Brown, USIU Vice Chancellor uplauds and supports the initiative.

Elizabeth Wanjiru, Pupil at Garden Estate Primary School benefits from the GAMI & USIU walk 2012 event joint initiative on  Freida Brown, Day.


Cycle Against Malaria

Dr Wilis Akhwale of The Division of Malaria Control and Dr Tom Mboya of Grandmothers Agaist Malaria Initiative flag off a contigent of cyclist from Egypt to Capetown to create awareness on Malaria in Africa.

Spike Against Malaria

 Kenya Pipeline women volleyball team joins GAMI in The Malaria Campaign through Spike Against Malaria in a bid to create awareness at local and international levels where every spike counts.

The No Net Touch campaign aims to educate people not to lean on mosquito nets when they sleep under the nets at night. They are currently the African Women Volleyball Defending Champions.

MADAM - Mama Dorcas Against Malaria

Mama Sarah Obama, step-grandmother to U.S. President Barack Obama, and the founder of the non-profit organization MADAM, was an honored guest at the humanitarian event. The acronym MADAM stands for Mama Dorcas Against Malaria, which translated into English means “Grandmothers Against Malaria.” The event was held to support the First Launch of the Worldwide Project, MADAM in Kenya.

Honored guests and featured speakers also included the Hon. Kapembwa Simbao, the Minister of Health, Republic of Zambia and Chairman of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership Board; Pr. Robert Williams, Manchester SDA Church; Pr. Lewis Ondiek, Executive director, Kenya Lake Conference; Mr. Mark Ole Karbolo, Chairman of the East Africa Portland Cement Company (EAPCC) and Dr. Dr. Tom Mboyo Owino, MADAM Coordinator and Africa Malaria Goodwill Ambassador.

“In Africa, many parents in malaria endemic areas have died from HIV/AIDS and the burden of raising their children is left to their grandmothers. Along with being educated on the use of LLINs, grandmothers are also being educated to stop using herbal medicines in favor of conventional anti-malarial drugs recommended by the Ministry of Health. Every person who was treated at the Free Health Camp was provided with a free mosquito net,” said Dr. Owino. He continued, “This is the foundation concept of the “Grandmothers Against Malaria Initiative”.

“As a member of Roll Back Malaria, Bestnet is pleased to have been able to donate Netprotect® LLINs for this event. We look forward to opportunities to support future events with MADAM and ADRA,” said Trine Sig, Bestnet Europe Ltd. Managing Director. Sig continued, “We would also like to thank Esther Olumo, Healthcare and Scientific Marketing Manager of Joh Achelis & Sohne GmbH, our agent in Nairobi, Kenya, for her outstanding work in helping to coordinate the successful event.”


 Pharmacies, Hospitals, Medical Centres and Institutions are assessed in this project as follows in a bid to share best practice in the industry and their support for Joint Community Projects:

1. Emergency Preparedness (Pace of Decision Making)
2. Customer Relations
3. Supplier Relations
4. Credit Management
5. Coordination (Teamwork)
6. Delegation of Duties with Authority
7. Supporting Community on joint preventive Medicine projects

Presidential MADAM Awards will be given annually. 

Top Ten Chemists in Kenya 2012 (Within Nairobi)

Within Nairobi 1. Crescent Medical Aid 2. Lyntons 3. Pentapharm 4. Shimah 5. Alfajiri/Vidonge 6.Inkamed 7. Pharmatrade 8. Doveypharm 9. Sunmed 10. Nila 11.Springs  12. Translab 13. Troy 14. Dapco 15. Salama 16. Ram 17. Westland Medical Stores  18. Nickpharm 19. Jamar 20. Lemuma 21. Medipharm 22. Dawacenter 23. Superdrug


Top Ten Chemists in Kenya 2012 (Outside Nairobi)

Outside Nairobi 1. Marketview, Eldoret 2. Sarara, Kitale 3. Sirimon, Nakuru 4. Bethany, Kitale 5. Winam, Kisumu 6. North Rift, Eldoret 7. Jassin, Eldoret 8. Jacks, Kisii 9. Shayona, Eldoret 10.Tealands, Kericho 11. Adakim, Kericho 12. Neuro, Kericho 13. Pharmart Nakuru 14. Bungoma Chemist, Bungoma 15. Kavirondo, Homa Bay 16. Lakepharm, Kisumu 17. Nyakongo, Kisii 18. Gucha Labs, Kisii 19. Glory, Eldoret 20. Bukura, Kakamega 21. Pramukh, Webuye 22. Samchem, Kapsabet 23. Kapsabet Medical Chemist 24. Kapsasur, Kapsabet 25. Monicare, Awendo 26. Switzer, Eldoret 27. Eldorift, Eldoret


Top Ten Private Hospitals in Kenya 2012

 1. Melchizedek, Nairobi 2. Cherangany, Kitale 3. Elgon View, Eldoret 4. War Memorial, Nakuru 5. Ram, Kisii 6. Portflorence, Kisumu   7. Eldoret Hospital 8. Evans Sunrise, Nakuru 9. Langata, Nairobi 10. Valley, Nakuru  11.Milimani, Kisumu  12. Umoja, Nairobi 13. South B, Nairobi

Top Ten Mission Hospitals 2012

 1. Kendu Adventist 2. St. mary’s Mumias 3. St. Damiano, Bungoma 4. St. Joseph Migori 5. Kaplong 6. Tenwek  6. St. Monica, Kisumu 7. Litein 8. Tabaka, Kisii 9. Christa Marriane  

Top Ten Medical Centres in Kenya 2012

1. Cedar Clinical Associates, Eldoret 2. Lilyon Medical Centre, Kapenguria 3. Crescent Medical Aid Kenya, Nairobi  4. Reale Medical Centre, Eldoret 5. Apex Medical, Nandi hills  6. Canaan medical  7. Dr. Magada 8. Bwena, Kapenguria  9. Alliance, Nairobi  10. Andalus, Nairobi 11.Dr. Gogo, Nakuru 12. Dr. Ogada, Nakuru  12. Dr. Mutahi, Nandi hills  13. Dr. Murgor, Kitale  14. Dr. Usagi, Kitale 15. Acacia Medical Centre 16. Greenview, Kericho

Top Ten Institutions in Kenya 2012

1. Baraton University  2. SDA Health Services  3. Marie Stopes 4. Sony Sugar 5. Muhoroni Sugar 5. Maseno University  6. James Finlay 7. KETEPA 8. Unilever  9. Nyanza General 10. Kenya pipeline Corporation 11. Emusanda, Kakamega

Wall Branding

 East African Portland Cement Company (EAPCC) has unveiled a Sh1 million programme to empower elderly women in the fight against malaria in parts of Nyanza Province. US President Barack Obama’s step-grandmother Sarah Obama launched the project dubbed ‘Grandmothers against malaria’ at Kibaga Primary School in Karachuonyo.

Company Chairman Mark ole Karbolo said EAPCC would partner with health experts to mobilise and empower the women with new technologies to fight the disease. "The pilot programme would be undertaken in Rachuonyo and Siaya districts before spreading to other areas," said Mr Karbolo. "We want elderly women to stop using herbal medicine in favour of conventional drugs to treat malaria," Karbolo said, adding beneficiaries would get drugs, mosquito nets and training on preventive measures as one way of controlling the disease. EAPCC MD John Nyambok attended the function where mosquito nets were distributed to women free of charge.

Grandmothers Against Malaria

Special guests joined Mrs. Sarah Obama, the step-grandmother of U.S. President Barack Obama in Kogalo for a ceremony to celebrate her nonprofit organization, Grandmothers Against Malaria Initiative. Attending this event were South African musician and public health advocate Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Ms. Odinga, and VF staff including Mikkel Vestergaard Frandsen, CEO of the Group, Vestergaard Frandsen.

South African musician Yvonne Chaka Chaka--a Roll Back Malaria and UNICEF Ambassador, Ida Odinga--wife of the Kenyan Prime Minister, Ms. Sarah Obama--wife of US President Barack Obama's grandfather, and Mikkel Vestergaard Frandsen, CEO of the Vestergaard Frandsen Group, celebrate the donation of 2,000 PermaNet bed nets to Ms. Obama's charity, Grandmothers Against Malaria Initiative.