(Thursday 12 September 2019)

Long term Change in Water and sanitation

(Monday 19 August 2019)

TODAY

(Tuesday 13 August 2019)
Today over 30,000 children in Africa will die from poverty related deaths, all avoidable. There are over 170 million children going to bed hungry tonight because they do not have enough food. There are over a billion people without clean water. For over thirty years ICROSS has been doing something about it.
 
With your help we have built a series of long term health programmes across the Sub Saharan savannah with tribal communities. Designing health programmes with the local communities in their own language and through their own values we have created locally owned programmes.
The future of all change is community owned choices.
 
ICROSS has a long range programme of slow consistent and real change making a difference not just today and tommorrow but across decades.
Over the last eight months crippling poverty and worsening drought has caused terrible suffering to young children, mothers and other vulnerable people including the disabled and the old. ICROSS has implemented a wide range of community interventions from special nutritional care and child survival to water protection and intensive diarrhoea control. We need your help now to continue reaching the communities still devastated by drought and hunger.
 
This week there are still over 5,000 children who are seriously undernourished and over 700 mothers who need our help.
 
It is a difficult time for everyone during this recession, but for those who have no voice, no other support and no other help it is an impossible time. Please help ICROSS as we continue to make a lasting difference where it counts most.
(Tuesday 13 August 2019)
(Sunday 14 July 2019)

ICROSS has pioneered the field of community focused operational research for 39 years in East Africa. We currently are helping health teams to develop working models of locally based monitoring programmes. We are working with dynamic young health professionals in helping them understand the basic requirements of developing evaluation systems.

 

(Wednesday 29 November 2017)

The first of December represents World AIDS Day, 2017 . 

 

This comes at a time of growing complacency and apathy regarding HIV programs across the World.  For 30 years, ICROSS International has been an active partner fighting HIV and challenging public perceptions of HIV suffering and poverty. The problem of HIV has changed dramatically since 2005. At the end of this news update, there is an important link written by the founder of ICROSS in the journal of the American medical association. If you look at the reality of suffering, numbers change but suffering does not.

 

An increasing amount of people are becoming involved in unsafe practices in 2017. With almost 40 million people living with HIV, there is growing cause for concern. ICROSS continues to pioneer new and alternative ways of sharing awareness and home care in Sub-Saharan Africa. The very vast majority of HIV infections are in East and Southern Africa. UNAIDS has warned that complacency has cut budgets around the world. Gay communities in particular have seen significant increases in new infections  with 1.8 million new cases in 2016. Since the year 2000, there are 10 million people more living with HIV reaching 38 million world wide. Over a third of these people are not receiving treatment and funding in real terms has fallen.

 

ICROSS has consistently promoted safe sexual practice over the last 20 years. We have continued to base our International programs on peer reviewed research. We continue to provide scientific advice and consultation to organisation and individuals in high risk communities. ICROSS is directly involved in a series of studies as well as direct intervention. If you would like to become directly involved in supporting our awareness campaigns or prevention projects, you can reach us at director@icrossinternational.org

 

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/192879

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgRjsG5Oqw0

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NuvB5w4YWw

(Thursday 12 October 2017)

Today is the international day of the girl child, ICROSS international has been early active in girl child project since early 1996 with the help of partners and friends we have successfully implemented girl child projects in rural areas in Kenya and Tanzania these includes:-

(Monday 7 August 2017)

ICROSS International has been implementing public health programmes for nearly 40 years. As a dynamic learning organisation, an important priority is to evaluate and assess the impact of programmes and innovations over time. Since 1981, ICROSS has continually published in the world’s leading scientific journals.

A vital part of our work is to share an understanding of applied operational field research and apply the highest International standards. We are building research networks and capabilities as part of our five-year strategic plan 2016-2020. We are also training a new generation of young researchers in Africa and Asia in effective methodologies and best practice in scientific research.

(Monday 7 August 2017)

For over 38 years, ICROSS has focused on reproductive health care as part of a dynamic health improvement strategy targeting co-ordinated school health promotion. The first key element being an ICROSS prevention program is integrating management and health support systems. This is based on creating healthy schools with nutritional support and close family community involvement. since 1983. ICROSS has been involved in pioneering effective public health programmes, integrating long term family planning with community ownership of public health intervention in their area. In 1993, we integrated our family planning programmes into long term mother and child health care.  Safe motherhood remains at the centre of our public health services since the early 1980s.

(Saturday 10 June 2017)

Following this week’s workshop ICROSS updated programme ​ ​teams on the latest WHO web platform for data and statistics and synthesis for information it also updated teams on the latest international prevention measures including Malaria prevalence and the historic launch​ of malaria vaccine pilot studies. This initiative was launched at the end of April in​ Kenya, ​ the most significant Malaria prevention strategy of recent decades.

(Saturday 8 October 2016)
Dear Friends,
 
CELEBRATION is the latest  book about ICROSS in Africa  A preview is on this site. Hard copies are available by contacting us at director@icrossinternational.org or through Amazon. CELEBRATION will shortly available for Kindle .This collection of images has been created by Julius and Joni during several vists to ICROSS programmes spanning 8 years.

I was running HIV programmes in the rift valley when Julius first visited and fell in love with the tribal communities. His unique approach to an understanding of people gave him a rear access to the daily lives. We all decided that we would let the photographs speak for themselves. If you would like to know more of our work and why we do it you can contact me directly at director@icrossinternational.org. there are also reports and live updates on icrossinternational.org.This is the first of a series of innovative projects that we will be doing with Julius and Joni

(Friday 9 September 2016)

ICROSS has been  working on innovative ways to treat  Trachoma since  1986 with Professor David Morley of the Institute of Child Health, a pioneer of Tropical Health.

Trachoma is the leading infectious cause of blindness worldwide. It is caused by an obligate intracellular bacterium called Chlamydia trachomatis.

Welcome to ICROSS International

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Welcome and thank you for coming to our web site.

ICROSS began its activities in 1978. We aim at providing long-term assistance to the nomadic communities of the sub-Saharan region. We act as a catalyst and all our projects are run and owned by the communities we serve. We work to improve health and living standards using their own culture. We work within a five-year strategic plan. This was developed with the Ministry of Health in Kenya and sets out long term goals.

Remember, you have the power to change tomorrow.

Dr. Michael Elmore Meegan - Founder and International Director ICROSS.