Lwala Community Alliance

Lwala Community Alliance is a nonprofit organization delivering services to 30,000 people in western Kenya. The Lwala Community Hospital provides primary care, maternal and child services, and HIV treatment. The Kenyan-founded organization also runs community programs in education and economic empowerment to support people in the region more comprehensively. The work has been featured by the Clinton Global Initiative, Apple, NPR, ABC World News, CNN, and in the documentary "Sons of Lwala." In the U.S., the organization is closely affiliated with Vanderbilt University. For more information, visit LwalaCommunityAlliance.org. 

Ash Rogers [Email]
Lwala Community Alliance

US Office in Nashville, TN at the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health; Programs in North Kamagambo in rural western Kenya

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Program Type

Service or Mission Trips, Training or Education

Funding Type




Global Health Topics

Education, Health Systems, Infectious Diseases, General Medicine, Maternal and Child Health, Non-Communicable Diseases, Nutrition, Public Health, Poverty


Graduate students (non-clinical); Medical students (MD); Nursing students (MSN, DNP); Post-doctoral students, residents, or trainees; Faculty members

Program Length

Flexible, depending on the individuals interests and needs

VU Affiliation The program is affiliated with Vanderbilt.

The program does not have a language requirement.