Public Health

Lalmba runs a robust Public Health program that addresses potential illness before it occurs, utilizing innovative teaching methods. We provide on-the-job training to government health care workers in rural areas, and develop specific programming to address the unique health concerns of each community. In Ethiopia severe acute malnutrition is a focus; in Kenya our teams focus on HIV and malaria prevention.

Capacity Building  

We travel to remote areas to educate health extension workers and community health volunteers on a wide range of subjects, from maintaining a cold chain to ensure vaccines stay effective, to discussing danger signs in pregnancy, to how to deliver a baby safely in an emergency.

Prenatal care

To maximize healthy deliveries, routine prenatal care ensures that vaccinations are up to date, appropriate medicines and vitamins are taken, and that complications during delivery can be prevented.

Well Child Care

Lalmba nurses strive to improve the health of children through vaccinations, nutrition education, deworming, and treatment of malnutrition and acute childhood illnesses, both in the clinic and on public health outreach trips.

Community Education

Formal health discussions cover a wide range of topics: hygiene, nutrition, exclusive breast feeding, prevention of diarrhea and dehydration, HIV prevention, seizures, clean water, and rabies.  Dramas on market day, demonstrations with drawings and visuals and testimonials by locals who have been affected by these topics are a few ways our teams deliver the message that is so vital to sustainable health.

Nutrition education

To educate communities regarding healthy nutrition, Lalmba offers cooking classes, individual counseling, community discussions, and garden projects on the local level.

HIV education and prevention

From school presentations to market dramas to local education sessions, we educate communities regarding HIV prevention. We offer HIV screening tests which can be performed in the field and give instantaneous results.


Public Health staff offer expertise in areas such as latrine building, open defecation free environments, hand washing, and safe water systems.


Vaccines Administered in 2017

Mobile Clinics

In areas where most people live a few kilometers from the nearest road, we bring health services to remote communities through mobile clinics, which offer prenatal care, vaccinations, well child care, and community education.  We help prevent disease by vaccinating against polio, tetanus, measles, diphtheria, and hepatitis.

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Want to know more about Lalmba’s work serving the poor? We would love to talk with you and have you join our mission.

Jeff And Hillary JamesPublic Health