IIMSAM EMERGENCY RELIEF EFFORTS WORLDWIDE
IIMSAM WORKS WITH CONCRETE DEEDS!
OVER HALF MILLION SPIRULINA RECIPIENTS AT THE THE IIMSAM SHEIKH ZAYED SPIRULINA DISTRIBUTION CENTRE SINCE 2009
REPUBLIC OF KENYA
IIMSAM's GOODWILL AMBASSADORS AND Facilitator for the IIMSAM East & Central Africa Spriulina Programme, MAMA SARAH OBAMA & SAID OBAMA grandmother and uncle respectively of the United States President Mr. Barack Obama shall play a pivotal role to expand the existing IIMSAM East & Central Africa Spirulina Programme to alleviate severe malnutrition and hunger especially at a time when Kenyan President Mwai kibaki announced a national emergency and declared that over 10 million people don't have enough food to eat.
Reports from an International rescue Committee survey show that an alarming 22% of children under the age of five are malnourished in the worst affected areas of the country by the current food crisis. The IRC's survey in the Kakuma division, Turkana north, found that almost 40% of local people were surviving on just one meal a day. Malnutrition rates among children under the age of five were 22% which is significantly much higher than the standard rate of 15% which the World Health Organization uses to determine an emergency situation.
IIMSAM aspires to make Spirulina which was described by the United Nations world Food Conference of 1974 as the "best food for the future", as a key-driver to eradicate malnutrition, achieve food security, and bridge the health divide with a special priority for the developing and the least developed countries. IIMSAM's East & Central Africa Spirulina Programme uses Spirulina to eradicate various pathologies and deprivations associated with malnutrition amongst disabled children and others suffering from malnutrition.
As IIMSAM's Goodwill Ambassadors, the Obamas are assisting and facilitating the cause of IIMSAM to utilize Spirulina which is being cultivated locally by the IIMSAM East & Central Africa Spirulina Programme and its inherent benefits to eradicate malnutrition and also amongst populace that has HIV/AIDS. The very programme while establishing lasting capacities and capabilities not only provides employment to the locale in a country where the unemployment rates are alarmingly high but also localizes the benefits and other spillover effects associated with Spirulina cultivation.
|SELECTED PICTURES BELOW DEPICTS THE IIMSAM SPIRULINA PROGRAMME TO COMBAT SEVERE MALNUTRITION IN KISUMU,KOGELO, KENYA.|
THOUSANDS HAVE BEEN BENEFICIARY OF THE SPIRULINA DISTRIBUTION PROGRAMME SINCE ITS INCEPTION IN 2009
|Third picture from left to right: child before Spirulina and after 90 days of Spirulina feeding|
|ABOVE IIMSAM PICTURES FROM LEFT TO RT SPIRULINA CULTIVATION BASINS|
|IIMSAM PICTURES BELOW: IIMSAM DIRECTORS MR. LWAMBA AND FUNDI INSPECTING BASINS/IIMSAM SCHOOL|
|IIMSAM KNOW HOW TRAINING SPIRULINA SEMINARS|
JUNE 3RD 2011
"IIMSAM's His Royal Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Spirulina Feeding Center" in Kisumu – Kenya was visited by Celebrity Host Ms Lojain Omran from MBC Dubai the largest broadcasting network in GCC and Middle East Region. Ms. Omran was there to do an in-depth documentary about the benefits of Spirulina through the IIMSAM Programme which have benefited thousands of recipients since its inception in 2009.
Ms. Omran also observed first-hand the various functions within the Centre (As depicted by the pictures shown) such Spirulina drying process, children waiting on line for their daily Spirulina intake, Spirulina cultivation process, a blind woman with HIV being treated, a recipient taken Spirulina. The documentary will air in a 3 part series starting on Sunday 12 of June on MBC-Dubai. Ms. Omran programme has an audience of millions throughout the Arab region.
H.E. Remigio Maradona the Secretary General of IIMSAM Stated: