CHF International is a leading provider of inclusive and innovative approaches to strengthening health, social, and economic development services. Since 1952, CHF International has served as a catalyst for sustainable and transformational development in communities and institutions in more than 100 countries worldwide. With current operations in 29 countries including Kenya and more than $170 million in funding for public health over the past five years CHF International has a proven track record in building local capacity to address the key challenges in health and provide needed services.
Our mission is to be a catalyst for long-lasting positive change in low- and moderate-income communities around the world, helping them improve their social, economic and environmental conditions. Our approach to health programming focuses on building local capacity for a viable, sustained response.
As the Director of the Kenya Tuna Uwezo program ("We have the power" in Kiswahili), a program of the non-profit Global Communities, which is supported by USAID, I work in the densely populated and poverty-impacted informal settlements of Nairobi. Since 2012, we have worked to reduce conflict and build peace among warring factions with long, bitter histories inflamed by ethnic divisions.
In a dim, mud-walled hall in a Nairobi slum, about 50 people from the local community have come to meet their new chief; a demure, petite lady in a white jacket with black piping. Around the edges of the room, young men, some wearing caps at rakish angles, stand silently. These are the men Selline Korir, a peace activist, has come to see. But first Korir, 49, who works for non-profit Global Communities, will speak to the audience. View PDF
666 ABC Canberra Breakfast Morning Show Radio Australia
Interview with Selline Korir on Kenyan elections [audio not available for distribution]