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More outreach clinics

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In June this year we posted news about Wasanapi’s “Outreach Success”. We’re delighted to report that he has built on this success by setting up a new outreach clinic at a village called Bodibeng, 9IMG_56400km north of Maun near Lake Ngami. People from this village had heard about our clinics and asked Wasanapi to visit them. After meeting with the Chief and representatives of the community the clinic was started – so many people needed homeopathy that he had to do a return visit a couple of days later.

Meanwhile the community of Ghanzi has asked for a homeopathy clinic too. Ghanzi is a town 285km away but Irene and Lebo are keen to provide this outreach clinic so will arrange to stay overnight when they do their monthly visits.

Watch this space for news of how they get on!


Wasanapi’s Outreach Programme success

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Since his graduation in February 2014 Wasanapi (pictured below) has been running a successful Outreach Programme funded by the MHP. This has involved travelling up to 150km from Maun by 4WD to do clinics in isolated villages in the bush where access to health care is limited. In the last 4 months Wasanapi has visited 10 villages – Sehitwa, Kareng, Boro, Xuxao, Morutsha, Goruku, Ditshiping, Gogomoga, Tsutsabega and Xharaxao. His clinics are highly valued by the village communities and Wasanapi often works a long day. This is shown by the numbers of clients he has treated – a total of 250 in 4 months. Wasanapi says “The people need homeopathy and I am happy to serve my community. I see a range of health problems from aches and pains to serious HIV conditions. Sometimes the travelling is hard as there are no tarmac roads,  just rough tracks, but it is always worth it when I get there.” IMG_5441

A case from our graduate homeopaths

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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 – new book by MHP Director

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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 stating your name, address and how many books you would like to buy.

Lancaster University Evaluation – full report now available here

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Read the full Lancaster University Evaluation here: MHP Final Report 2014

Sue and Phil work with the team in Maun

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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!

Sue and Phil with the team

Sue and Phil with the team

Jeri raises money for the team

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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


New clinic in Maun

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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.



Fundraising Seminar a big success!

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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.


Fundraising Seminar with Janice Micallef and Colin Griffith

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IMGP2898Once 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:

  1. click on ‘one off’ donation
  2. click ‘donate’ on the Just Giving page
  3. choose the amount 
  4. write “Fundraising Seminar” in message box
  5. add your name or names in name box
  6. 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!

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