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  • 29/11/2017 - ICROSS WORLD AIDS DAY 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

     

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  • 21/11/2017 - Icross Kenya fundraiser

    One of our ICROSS  team, James shares this 

    l RUN SO WE FEED HUNGRY FAMILIES

    This year I embarked on a journey to not only take part but also complete my first marathon at the inaugural Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon. This is a herculean tasks by all means but I strongly believe that after many months of getting in shape, which roughly translates to over 200kms of cumulative mileage, that I am ready to take it to the roads.

     

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  • 17/11/2017 - The Kenyan Marathon Nairobi Fundraiser for ICROSS 2017

    James Kinyua leads the ICROSS team in a global Marathon running at over 6000ft above sea level. James is part of ICROSS team leading a new generation of young Kenyans supporting ICROSS projects across the country.

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  • 12/10/2017 - International Day of the Girl Child 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:-

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  • 07/08/2017 - ICROSS Research Programming 2017-2018

    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.

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  • 07/08/2017 - ICROSS has completed its second series of family planning workshops 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.

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  • 10/06/2017 - ICROSS LOCAL CAPACITY BUILDING

    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.

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  • 06/05/2017 - Founder of ICROSS has died

    The Co-founder of the International Community for Relief of Starvation and Suffering, ICROSS,  has  died at the age of  102.  Dr Joseph Barnes MD created ICROSS with Dr Michael Meegan in 1979.   Before his work with ICROSS he has already spent 4 decades in Africa and round the World serving  the poorest of the poor.  He was Knighted by the Pope for  his work in then the Biafran war for services to  humanity. 
     

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  • 18/03/2017 - Kenyan Drought worsens 2017

    On 10 February the Government declared a national drought emergency, with 23 of 47 counties affected. The number of food insecure people more than doubled – from 1.3 million to 2.7 million. Some 357,285 children and pregnant and lactating mothers are acutely malnourished. All the  nutritional data indicates the  over 20% of children and 14%  of mothers are malnourished. See ..Drought to intensify in Kenya in 2017, new early warning system showshttp://www.reuters.com/article/us-kenya-drought-idUSKBN1421WH

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  • 22/02/2017 - ICROSS focus on the UN sustainable goals 2017

    ICROSS has just completed a team workshop on the UN sustainable development  goals  which are detailed in depth athttp://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/

    These goals can only be attained through multi lateral, bilateral and global network partnerships. For over thirty years ICROSS has  been developing close working relationships with International associations, organisations, lobby groups, networks and campaign initiatives. Equally important ICROSS has  developed long term partnerships with communities and local groups at village level.

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