Saturday, December 26, 2009

2009 News roundup from K'arale

Dear Friends,

As 2009 draws to a close and we take stock of what matters most in our lives, we just want to say ‘Thank you’ for joining us in this mission to take quality healthcare to the hard-to-reach communities and thus giving poorer communities an opportunity to partake of quality healthcare.

K’arale began operation under its registered name in March 2009. Do note that prior to this in the past three years, various projects[mainly research] focused on Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS had been carried out by us funded by International donors like Bill and Melinda gates Foundation, PEPFAR and APIN.

The highlights of Year 2009 include:

Thursday, December 17, 2009

The World AIDS Day, Yes I am

Did you know that this year's WAD was the 21st anniversary since it's first observance on the 1st of December 1988 following a conference of health ministers from around the world? The World AIDS Day commemoration is about raising money for the fight, increasing awareness, fighting prejudices and improving education.
This year, 'Universal access and Human rights' was the theme for WAD and the slogans like
I AM GETTING TREATMENT were used to underscore the importance of awareness of human rights.

But these affirmations do sound bleak when compared with the latest reports from UNAIDS:
There are now 33.4m people living with HIV around

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

What is in a name?

A lot rests with the name of your nonprofit and even on what you name your projects and programs. Will your name become a household word? Will it convey quickly and eloquently what you do? Or will it be a meaningless acronym or stuffy lingo that only insiders to your field really understand?

A nonprofit needs to have a name that describes the