Onesmus Mutuku's Blog (10)

The impact of appreciation on Stigma

Dear friends,

Greetings and trust you are well!

May I kindly share with you this short paper that largely draws learning from Mauritius in the first quarter of our partnership with MCB FF in the context of applying CLCP/SALT in the issue of drugs.

We explored the power of appreciation and its impact on stigma among people using drugs and their families. In the spirit of appreciation, enormous strengths of reconciliation were evident and over flows to neighborhoods were…


Added by Onesmus Mutuku on November 17, 2014 at 8:56am — 4 Comments

Lessons from Avian Flu and other Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers to inform Ebola Competence

Dear Friends,

What lesson did we learn from the psars or Avian flu epidemics and other viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHF) that could inform Ebola preparedness/response in the West African Countries?

Ideally Ebola Competence is needed to counter the boiling stigma, fear and anxiety amidst care, treatment and support efforts by intervening health service providers.…


Added by Onesmus Mutuku on August 9, 2014 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

Passing on the SALT to Renaissance Group and Mahebourg community

Simultaneous stimulation. 

Renaissance is one of the Mauritius Drug platform members. They are actively involved in the Platform actions. Over the last two months, Constellation Coaches have been simultaneous stimulating the Platform, Platform members to begin to integrate SALT/CLC in their context. Over the last 2  months period Coaches have been visiting (through invitation) platform members to learn and appreciate the work they do. As part of platform level process…


Added by Onesmus Mutuku on April 23, 2014 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

.....another week in the journey to integrating CLCP in the Mauritian context!

Our week ends with some magical reflections from SALT visits to homes and conversations with majorly Heroin(Brown Sugar) Injecting Drug Users(IDUs) in the most 'perceived' insecure zones in Port Louis. During the Visit we have conversation with Health staff in 3 Methadone distribution Center run by the Ministry of Health under the Drug Unit.…


Added by Onesmus Mutuku on April 4, 2014 at 9:46pm — 5 Comments

The fruit I see in my life today!

The fruit I see in my life today!

Yesterday, 24 March at around 6.15pm local time, the Constellation Coaches(Onesmus and Joke) working with the Drug Platform in Mauritius visited one of the plat members in Rose Hill as part of the ongoing Learning, Appreciating visits. The centre brings together the beneficiaries at least once a week to continue learning on various topics. The centre staff use this…


Added by Onesmus Mutuku on March 25, 2014 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

Strengthening Climate Resilience & adaptation

Because Climate change affects many aspects of community lives - their crops, water, buildings, health .....if then this is true and resonates with our experience, then why not explore the leads and propose CLCP/SALT????

Sustainable management & Utilization of Natural Resources - is one entry point; The Fish, Forest, Wet Lands, .....

Added by Onesmus Mutuku on November 16, 2013 at 4:45pm — 1 Comment

Revitalising Primary Health Care in Africa and Asia through SALT.

CHGN has been committed to improving community based healthcare worldwide by working alongside hundreds of Community Health Global Network (CHGN) members -  in Partnership with Affirm in Kenya,Zambia & India.

This week in Bomet,Kenya and together with the CHGN Kenya Cluster members, key inspirational reflections and stories are emerging from Health Facility staff, Community Health Workers, Congregation Leaders, Academic Institution – Great Lakes University, and County level Health…


Added by Onesmus Mutuku on October 9, 2013 at 10:18pm — 3 Comments

Aquatic Agricultural Systems Competence Development in the Solomon Islands - Pacific Region.

Background - Solomon Islands.

100% of the population lives within 100km of the coast. Subsistence agriculture is the main livelihood for the rural coastal households engaging 70% of the women and 50% of the men. Almost a quarter of the population faces difficulties meeting basic needs and many others are vulnerable to rising food prices , declining incomes, and effects of climate change.



Added by Onesmus Mutuku on September 29, 2012 at 4:03pm — 1 Comment

Learning from own History and Celebrating Progress; A case for Rwanda Genocide.

Learning from our History,

The week long Visit to Rwanda during the Genocide memorial week/GLOCON had a huge learning experience for me. In their journey(Rwandes), one of learning from their History to…


Added by Onesmus Mutuku on April 17, 2012 at 10:26am — 1 Comment


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