Irene and Lebo (pictured below right) are two of our graduate homeopaths who are now practicing independently at the Mowana Clinic in the centre of Maun. Here they do free consultations for HIV+ clients 2 days a week – this work is paid for by the MHP thanks to your generous donations. For the other 3 days each week they are building up a private practice and below is the story of one client who came to see them.
Kefilwe, aged 22 and HIV-, consulted Irene and Lebo 3 months ago as she had been experiencing constant uterine bleeding for 2 years. All hospital investigations showed nothing abnormal. She told Irene and Lebo that the bleeding came with pains in her lower abdomen and back. She had lost her appetite and was feeling dizzy, weak and irritable. After two consultations the bleeding stopped completely and her periods returned to normal. She said “I don’t bleed anymore and I now want to have a child. My life is back to normal – before I was struggling especially at work. I used to be off sick all the time but now I can do my work and I feel happy. ”
Out now from Winter Press is The Triad Method by Hilary Fairclough, MHP Director, which tells the story of the Maun Homeopathy Project, the clinics in Maun and the new prescribing approach she developed there.
As a special offer to MHP supporters the book can be purchased at a discount price with some of the proceeds going to the MHP. The normal price of the book is £12.99 but you can buy it from the MHP for £11.49. When you do, £1.50 from the proceeds will be donated to the MHP.
The book is in three parts. The first part is the story of how Hilary introduced homeopathy to the people of Maun where it was virtually unknown. The second part describes the ‘Triad Method’, a prescribing approach she developed there to treat clients with HIV and AIDS, and how this can be applied when prescribing for clients with complex health conditions anywhere in the world. Part three gives voice to the people of Maun, their experiences of having a homeopathy service for the last 12 years.
Read an extract of Hilary’s new book The Triad Method: treating complex cases from grassroots to clinic by clicking here.
To order a copy, please email the MHP at email@example.com stating your name, address and how many books you would like to buy.
Read the full Lancaster University Evaluation here: MHP Final Report 2014
Sue Townsend is a regular volunteer homeopath for the MHP and her most recent trip to Maun was October – December 2014. Not only does Sue donate her time and expertise in Maun, but she also fundraises for the MHP and we very much appreciate all she has contributed. As this is a year of transition, Sue spent her time supporting the team (Lebo, Wasa, Irene and Olo) in planning for their first complete year of independent practice, including a move to a new central clinic in Maun. Sue’s husband, Phil, joined her at the end of her stay in Maun and worked with the team on the difficult task of budgeting and financial planning. Despite initial reservations, the team now feel empowered and ready to share control of the finances. As well as being paid to run free clinics (thanks to the support of all our donors), our graduates need to earn part of their living from private practice and take on the responsibility for all that involves. Thank you Sue and Phil for contributing to this process!
Jeri Russell has been a regular supporter and volunteer for us. She lives in Cape Town and a few years ago had an idea of making coats from traditional african fabrics which she would sell and donate a proportion of the profits to charity. She’s been successful in this – she employs local women in Cape Town to do the sewing and sells the beautiful coats, mostly in the USA. Jeri has generously offered to buy two remedy machines for our new graduates. They’re now on order and I’ll be taking them out to Maun with me when I next visit for Lebo’s graduation, end January 2015.
A big thank you to Jeri and all her supporters! It is this kind of generous support that makes the graduates’ futures secure.
Hilary Fairclough, Director
Our trainee homeopath, Lebo, will be graduating in January and joining Wasa and Irene as registered professional homeopaths in Maun. In order to sustain their futures in homeopathy they need to establish themselves in private practice whilst continuing to serve the community. Thanks to your generous support they are able to do this by running free clinics for people living with HIV and AIDS, and for those too poor to pay for treatment.
The graduates were invited to come and join GP Luise Parsons at her new clinic. This is a lovely, professional space in the centre of town where our team can be part of a multidisciplinary clinic. From this base they will be able to run their free clinics and take on private clients. It is an exciting move for them at the beginning of their move towards independence. We will be doing everything to support Wasa, Irene and Lebo in this transition including regular clinical supervision, mentoring and practical support. If you are in Botswana and looking for a homeopath please contact the team on 72720998.
We had a full house for our fundraising seminar with Colin and Janice again and raised a wonderful £1460.
We want to thank Colin and Janice for giving all of us who attended an inspiring day. As with previous seminars we learnt so much from them both to use in our own practices. Thanks to everyone who attended and to Neal’s Yard Remedies for generously donating the room. All money raised will go directly to the running of our clinics in Maun.
Watch out for news of next years seminar. We are lucky enough to have Janice and Colin back to talk on the theme of infertility.
Once again we are delighted to have Janice and Colin presenting a Seminar Day to help raise much needed funds for the Maun Homeopathy Project. Janice and Colin have been using their knowledge of chakras in case-taking for many years. This time they will be presenting their latest insights into this method to help you with understanding and prescribing for difficult cases.
Sunday 12th October 2014 at Neals Yard, Covent Garden, London WC2, 10am – 5pm.
Only 30 places availabe – every year this seminar has been a sell-out, so book now to avoid disappointment. We offer an ‘Early Bird’ Special of £50 if book and pay by 26th September. £55 after this date.
To reserve a place please pay by clicking the ‘Donate’ button which takes you to our Just Giving page. Once there:
- click on ‘one off’ donation
- click ‘donate’ on the Just Giving page
- choose the amount
- write “Fundraising Seminar” in message box
- add your name or names in name box
- email me at this address to confirm your booking
If you prefer, you can send me a cheque made payable to The Maun Homeopathy Project, and send it to me at: 48 Queens Park Terrace, Brighton BN2 9YB.
I look forward to seeing you there!
Irene and Wasanapi are working hard. They are our two new graduates who are now practicing independently as registered homeopaths in our clinics in and around Maun. Wasanapi runs the Outreach Programme in eight remote villages, and Irene now runs the Mowana Clinic in Maun. It is thanks to your support that we are able to now pay Irene and Wasa for their work in our clinics, ensuring a future for them and homeopathy in Botswana.
But they are not completely on their own. We know from our own experience that it is crucial to get support in the first year in practice. So they are still supervised by volunteer homeopaths who give them weekly case analysis sessions by Skype. They present some of their own cases, and the following discussions are lively and interactive. Everyone enjoys them and Irene and Wasanapi really value the team support.
Sally Shell, Homeopath, ran a half marathon in Hackney June 2014 and raised £1,500 for the Maun Homeopathy Project. Individual fundraising events like this make an enormous difference in supporting our clinics in Maun. We want to thank Sally for her commitment and hard work in training and running in this marathon. We know it wasn’t easy! Thanks also to everyone who supported her. Together we continue to make a difference to the health of people in Maun, Botswana.
If, like Sally, you feel inspired to do a fundraising event, please get in touch with me.
Hilary Fairclough, Director
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The Maun Homeopathy Project is funded almost entirely by individual donations. Please support us today if you can.