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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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  • 25/01/2017 - ICROSS GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT PLANNING WORKSHOP 2017

    This week ICROSS is working with partners and colleagues in redefining  and updating our  priority areas of locally owned development initiatives. 
     

    Our  rights based approach  continues to campaign and lobby as well as implement programmes on the ground.  For 38 years this month ICROSS has been building long term sustainable programmes meeting  priorities set by local communities. 

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  • 25/12/2016 - Christmas Greetings From The ICROSS Family

    On behalf of all the ICROSS teams and volunteers at ICROSS International, we would like to thank all our friends, colleagues and partners and wish them a Wonderful Christmas. It has been a challenging year Worldwide and we have been  only able to  maintain  all our  programmes because of your dedication and help. While we will soon be releasing the Annual Review, this is a time of gratitude and celebration on another year of service and success.
     
    On behalf of everyone in the International Community for Relief of Starvation and Suffering including the co-founder Dr Joe Barnes ( now retired at  102 yrs old ) we wish you a Blessed and very  happy Christmas.

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  • 30/11/2016 - AIDS DAY 2016

    ICROSS for the last 30 years has prioritized respiratory tract infection because it remains the biggest killer in Kenya, we have seen life expectancy fall by 10 years primarily because of HIV related infections these are the second major cause of death in Kenya as you can see from our strategic plan 2015-2020 diarrhea malnutrition and malaria are also are the center of our health programme these are all among the top 10 causes of death in Kenya in 2016. The vast majority of Kenya are under 15 years old and we need an effective strategic policy to bring Kenya life expectancy up to standards of other countries.

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