Global WACh

December 19, 2017

Global WACh Announces the 2017 Seeds for Change Recipients

Formerly known as the Small Change Awards, the Seeds for Change Awards are small infrastructure grants given to improve clinical care, patient satisfaction, workforce empowerment, and health service delivery for programs befitting the health of women, adolescents and children in resource-limited settings.  Global WACh partners with awardees in the spirit that small changes can have a big impact.

Applicants submitted proposals that outlined a low-cost solution to address gaps in patient care at their sites.  A panel of reviewers scored the proposals and selected ideas that demonstrated the most feasible, significant changes.  We are pleased to announce and congratulate six outstanding proposals to improve patient experiences and outcomes for women, adolescents, and children as winners of the Seeds for Change Award for 2017!

Institution  Awardee Award Purpose
Kenya Medical Research Institute, Research Care and Training Program
Nairobi, Kenya
Eliud Akama $990 An exclusive breastfeeding room for working mothers to promote optimal growth of their infants and workforce empowerment
Kenyatta National Hospital
Nairobi, Kenya
Dr. James Mburu Kang’ethe $947 A queue management system to improve high patient flow and ease of access to all HIV service delivery points
Kenyatta National Hospital, Comprehensive Care Clinic
Nairobi, Kenya
Dr. Manasi Kumar $424 Arts and craft supplies, games, hygienic items, and digital equipment as tools to better engage with young patients in a HIV peer support group
Pandi-Pieri Health Centre, HIV Care Clinic
Kisumu, Kenya
Jeniffer Muhanji $997 Diagnostic set for accurate patient diagnostics and furniture for a more comfortable patient experience
Migori County Hospital
Migori, Kenya
Dr. Joyce Wangari Ng’ang’a $900 A comfortable play therapy room for recovering ill and/or malnourished children and their caregivers
Rabuor Subcounty Hospital
Kisumu County, Kenya
Maureen Akinyi Ochieng $900 Comfortable seating, medicine storage shelves, and partitions between family planning and maternal-child health service areas to improve patient satisfaction

In the coming weeks, we look forward to sharing photos and updates from our recipients!  Click here to read more about this year’s award recipients and recipients from previous years.

The Seeds for Change Awards are supported through private donations from people like you. You can make a gift on our website’s Seeds for Change Award page or give through the UW Combined Fund Drive that supports more than 5,000 nonprofits in the UWCFD campaign (Charity 1481904).