‘Forewarned is Forearmed’ by Dr. Esther Kawira

Another Story from Roche Health Center: The patient was presumably 32 weeks into her first pregnancy. But when I examined her, the uterus was only the size of about 24 weeks.  The baby’s heartbeat was normal, however, so I knew she was indeed pregnant rather than having some other kind of tumor. The usual cause … Continue reading

‘Cincinnati Builds The World’ including Roche Health Center

Roche Health Center included in ‘Cincinnati Builds the World’ exhibit. We are proud to announce the inclusion of Roche Health Center in the Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati’s ‘Cincinnati Builds the World’ exhibit.  The submission showcases the partnership between Village Life and the University of Cincinnati School of Architecture and Interior Design.  ”’Cincinnati Builds the World’ … Continue reading

Roche Health Center: Treating Patients and Winning Design Awards

By: Marion Atkinson, University of Cincinnati Student The completion of the outpatient clinic building of Roche Health Center in April 2011 marked a huge accomplishment for Village Life. This dream was turned into reality through the collaborative efforts of Village Life; the Shirati Health, Education and Development Foundation; the University of Cincinnati; and the Roche … Continue reading

Do Mention It

Author: Dr. Esther Kawira Medical Director for the Shirati Health Education and Development Foundation (SHED) and Roche Health Center. Do Mention It There are some things the doctor would like to assume that the patient would mention up front.For instance: “I am pregnant”.Or, “I was already diagnosed with HIV and I am taking ARV drugs”. … Continue reading

What Does HOPE Look Like?

Post by Dr. Chris Lewis, Founder of Village Life Outreach Project (twitter @doclewis1) In 2007, shortly after announcing his presidential campaign, Barack Obama visited Cincinnati. Village Life founder Dr. Chris Lewis (thanks to connections with Obama’s law school classmate Jan Michelle Lemon Kearney and University of Cincinnati Board of Trustee member Robert Richardson), was able … Continue reading

Night on the Serengeti 2011 Video featuring highlights from the Roche Health Center

The Night on the Serengeti 2011 Video features the latest news from the Roche Health Center as well as other accomplishments from 2011.  Village Life thanks all of our supporters for your help with our projects!

Kelly Borman: June Brigade

Photo taken by Chas Wiederhold

This June, I had the opportunity of a lifetime to travel to Tanzania, Africa with Village Life Outreach Project (Village Life), a Cincinnati based non-profit organization.  Village Life strives to unite communities to promote life, health and education within three remote and impoverished villages in rural East Africa.  Village Life accomplishes their mission through annual Outreach Brigades … Continue reading

Four Stories from Tuesday at Roche

by Dr. Esther Kawira Abdominal Pain “My abdomen hurts”. This is a very common initial complaint. I responded by asking my common first question to young women of child bearing age. “Are you pregnant?” “Yes”, she responded. She was from Musoma, the district headquarters several hours away, but had come to Roche to attend a … Continue reading