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Removal of User Fees for Health Services: How Other Countries Have Done It
“Removing User fees has the potential to improve access to health services, especially for the poor” (B. Messen, et al, 2011). An ‘experts consultation’ organized by UNICEF in 2005 reached a similar consensus, one that has been corroborated by various experts on health across the world. However, B. Messen, et al synthesizes from a set [...]
Lessons on Why and How to Monitor and Evaluate?
‘Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) is an integral component of the project planning and implementation processes’ so says every Tom, Doris and Harry. Unfortunately confusion reigns as to what Monitoring and Evaluation entails. The biggest question though is whether we know how to effectively monitor and evaluate our programmes to ensure successful implementation and achievement of [...]
Healthcare Waste Management: Updates from Meetings of the Working Group
Representatives of various hospitals and medical training institutions converged at the Fairview Hotel on 18th May 2011 for a GIZ funded breakfast meeting on healthcare waste management . The attendees were appraised on the progress made by GIZ on the public-private partnership(PPP) project. The project enables 34 medium sized hospitals to use a centralized system of [...]
…Towards Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation
‘Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is recognised internationally as a violation of the human rights of girls and women. It reflects deep-rooted inequality between the sexes, and constitutes an extreme form of discrimination against women,’ (World Health Organisation). In Kenya, the German Development Cooperation (GDC) supports the Government and Civil Society in the fight against FGM.
ICT Public Private Partnership Planning Mission
In the continued implementation of Public Private Partnerships as instruments of development cooperation, the GTZ Health Sector Programme is at advanced planning stages of a PPP project in the area of Health information systems. The Managing Director of Biomedpark Medien GmbH, Dr Klaus Hartmann, will be in Kenya to among other things finalize the planning. [...]
From HIV/AIDS Workplace Programmes to Health Promotion / Employee Wellbeing Programmes
In 2001, Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development introduced “mainstreaming HIV and AIDS” as a strategy for the German Development Cooperation in Africa. Since then GTZ in Kenya and Ghana like many other German agencies together with our partners initiated and established workplace programmes to prevent and control HIV and related diseases among [...]
Capacity Works Blog
Colleagues from GTZ headquarters have started a web log discussing capacity works (Link: http://capacityworks.ez-blogs.de/welcome/). Capacity WORKS is GTZ’s management model for sustainable development.
Kenya Airways Proposed Public Private Partnership Project
On 8th March 2010, a meeting was heldÂ with public private partnership (PPP) experts from the GTZ Health Sector Programme, GTZ headquarters, the Kenya HIV AIDS Business CouncilÂ and Kenya Airways in order to discuss opportunities to start a joint PPP project.Â