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 About  TICAH

 

Our mission, history, people, and contacts

TICAH, the Trust for Indigenous Culture and Health, was founded in Kenya in 2003 to enhance the positive links between health and cultural knowledge, practice, belief, ritual, and artistic expression.

 

Our work spans Africa and Asia, focuses on AIDS and traditional medicine, sexuality and gender, food and art activism. We do research and training in comprehensive AIDS care, policy work to improve the quality of and availability of treatment choices, projects to encourage recognition of positive living as a lifelong process, convening of conferences and expert committees, documentation to stimulate attention to grassroots solutions, and activist advocacy to raise our voices in effective ways, ways that influence policies and programs.

 

We also have a 501(c)3, TICAH – USA which was set up in New York. It has an independent Board of Directors and will work to support TICAH in our work and to resource and run companion programs and exhibitions.

 

Donors

TICAH has been or is currently supported by a range of donors whose interests span women’s rights, sexual and reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, sexual rights, health policy, children’s health, community leadership, arts and activism, human rights, ritual and healing, mindfulness practice, and indigenous communities.

 

Our current donors include

 

Egmont Trust (UK),

 

Lambent Foundation (USA),

 

Amplify Change (UK),

 

Segal Family Foundation,

 

International Women’s Health Coalition,

 

Indigenous People’s Fund of the Tides Foundation

 

Past donors include HIVOS (Netherlands), International Planned Parenthood Federation (UK), Ford Foundation (East Africa), Tejcheve Foundation (Netherlands) Global Education Fund (USA), Africa Women and Development Fund, Bernard van Leer Foundation (Netherlands), Rockefeller Foundation (USA), German AID GTZ (Kenya), Carmel Hill Fund (USA), Africa Fund for Endangered Wildlife (Kenya), MAC AIDS Fund (USA), Akiba Uhaki (Kenya), Netherlands Embassy (Kenya), Tides Foundation (USA), Pema Chodron Foundation, and many private donors.

 

Partners

Our work would not be possible without our team of partners and kindred organizations, including the following:

  • African Health and Development International (AHADI), Kenya
  • Africa Women and Child Feature Service, Kenya
  • Art2Be, Kenya
  • COVAW, Kenya
  • CRADLE, Kenya
  • CREA, India
  • Fortress of Hope, Kenya
  • Global Education Fund, USA and Kenya
  • Global Peace Initiative of Women, USA
  • Go Down, Kenya
  • Grassroots Alliance for Community Education (GRACE), Kenya
  • Health Counterparts Consulting, Thailand
  • Human Rights Media Centre, South Africa
  • International Coalition of Sites of Conscience, USA
  • IPAS, USA
  • Karavali Positive Women’s Network in Mangalore, India
  • Kuona Trust, Kenya
  • Mediators International, USA
  • National Museums of Kenya
  • Nutrition Technical Forum, Kenya
  • Point of View, Mumbai, India
  • Pro-Cultura, USA
  • PROMETRA International in Senegal and several PROMETRA chapters in Africa and the USA
  • Raising Voices, Uganda
  • Reproductive Health and Rights Alliance, Kenya
  • Saitharn PHA Club, Thailand
  • Sanctuaries Ltd., Kenya
  • Society for AIDS Orphans Network, Kenya
  • Sponsored Arts for Education (SAFE), UK
  • UHAI East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative, Kenya
  • Wajukuu Arts, Kenya
  • Women Fighting AIDS in Kenya (WOFAK), Kenya
  • Women on Waves, Netherlands
  • Worldwide Indigenous Science Network (WISN), USA

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