Abha Light FoundationHomeopathy and Natural Medicine Affordable Medicine for the People of Africa
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conducting mobile clinics Kangemi slum, Nairobi, 1998
Akkik Patel of UK in city slums and rural villages. Uthiru slum, Nairobi, 2001
Ogembo village, 2001 Siaya village, 2003
Danny Hill of UK Tala village, 2003 Kendu Bay, 2007
our clinics are really Siaya, 2003 Student Oscar on his way mobile! Kendu Bay 2007HIV patients queueing Kibwezi, 2003
Homeopathy & Alternative Medicine are ideal for developing countries 2007 grads celebrate with a cake!
Advantages of Alternative Medicinesfor 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.
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.
As ALF grewin activities, Helen Morrell from Britain, 2001 Manyanga village, 2001
What ALF does: Our 3 A’s ALF aims to establish a complete infrastructure of Affordable, Accessible & Alternative Medicine
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
Homeopathy African Herbal Medicine Naturopathy Nutrition Acupuncture Body Work & Massage Counselling These systems are
Kariobangi, 2000 ALF opened itsfirst permanent clinic Kariobangi, 2001
as a small oasis of healing in the centre of the slums Kariobangi, 2003
in Kariobangi North, Nairobi with the aim ofintroducing homeopathy
After students graduate,ALF assists in openingnew clinics Juja Rd. clinic in Mathare slum opened July 2002
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
Presently in 2008 ALF has18 affiliated clinics& about 20 mobile clinicsin 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
Homeopathic Training Programme Heather Webster from South Africa, 2003
started in 2000 at our iron-sheeted Kariobangi clinic Bianca Sands from Australia, 2001