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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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  • 08/10/2016 - Latest ICROSS Book

    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

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  • 09/09/2016 - ICROSS cultural heritage collection

    Since ICROSS began over 35 years ago, it remained committed to preserving local culture tradition and heritage. One important part of this was to provide effective community development, that would be sustainable and owned by local communities. ICROSS did not focus on building a large NGO but concentrated on supporting local existing social systems. All of our work since 1983 but on the cultural values and belief systems of the local people. During the 1983-84 drought, many of our team became concerned that tribal communities were selling their precious tribal artifacts simply to survive.

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