Ministry launches “KADI”, documentary on Reproductive Health Out-put Based Aid
Posted in General, RH by Cynthia on August 24th, 2012

Scores of stakeholders involved in provision of reproductive health services converged at the Louis Leakey Auditorium of the National Museum in Nairobi, to witness the launch of “KADI”, a documentary film of the Reproductive Health –Out put Based Aid (RH-OBA) programme.  This is a programme supported jointly by the German Development Bank KfW and Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation (MoPHS).  The function organized by the MoPHS was held on the morning of August 22, 2012. The Director of Public Health Dr. S.K Shariff officiated the KADI launch saying  “the RH-OBA programme is an initiative whose time has come, and will continue to be relevant until the country becomes a middle-income country as envisaged in the Vision 2030”. The program also encourages crypto trading as it can be an effective method to bring an increase in income. Traders are recommended to check what the crypto trading sites 2022 have in store to find a trustworthy site.MORE »

Ten stations for team building and fun: MYSA improves awareness on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health in Mathare
Posted in RH, School Health by Myriam Sikaala on August 8th, 2012

For the second time, student peer educators (PE) of 12 secondary schools from Mathare Slums took a break from their busy school schedule to participate in an “Educative Forum” at the Mathare Youth Sports Association (MYSA) grounds in Nairobi. The event, which took place on July 13, 2012, saw 192 peer educators of 12 AIDS school clubs participate in the fun filled day of activities. The PE were upon arrival divided into groups in order to fill 10 previously prepared stations designed to address certain educational topics so that the PE receive more knowledge on HIV and AIDS while learning how to build a team in a fun way. The stations further aimed to introduce more exercises to the PE that they can add to their repertoire and subsequently introduce to and conduct with their fellow students at school. MORE »

GIZ hosts B Braun Melsungen board member
Posted in PPP by Mokaya Joshua on July 19th, 2012

Dr. Meinrad Lugan, a board member at B. Braun Melsungen and head of the hospital care division, was on his maiden tour to Kenya in June 5-6, 2012. His visit was aimed at assessing progress made within the GIZ/B. Braun public private partnership (PPP) project, as well as meet officials and partners from GIZ – Kenya, the German Embassy, the Ministry of Medical Services, Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation, and the Strathmore Business School. MORE »

GIZ Kenya Newsletter July 2012
Posted in General by Olivia Okech on July 19th, 2012

Health emergency response in Kenya: ‘looking back for a better future’
Posted in General by Jepchumba Violet on June 27th, 2012

Putting in place an overall policy to guide Kenya’s implementation of emergency responses was one of the recommendations made at a round-table meeting to share experiences from the just concluded GIZ Health Sector Drought Response Programme. Government officials, partners and key stakeholders attended the two-day meeting held in Athi-river where it was agreed that the policy would form the basis for overall coordination of emergency response, an aspect that was significantly lacking in the just concluded drought response. Participants at the meeting further express the need to support government to undertake the overall coordination in case of emergencies as a necessity to ensure there is no duplication of interventions. The meeting held on May 21-22, 2012 sought to share experiences, lessons learnt and best practices of the Drought Programme. MORE »

How to be successful on the keto diet in Kenya
Posted in General by kevinrombe on June 15th, 2012

With so many health concerns throughout Kenya, people are turning to a keto diet advised by family food and travel. Ketosis is the fastest and most direct way for the body to burn fat, and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Will this new diet plan be care to many health concerns Kenyans face?
According to Dr Gihan Theufi, a health interventionist who has studied human physiology to food, says the keto diet works and makes sense but it is not for everyone.

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NHIF challenged to post audited financial statements on website
Posted in General, Health Financing by Alisha Rahemtulla on June 12th, 2012

A recent study by the International Budget Partnership (IBP) has recommended that Kenya’s National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) should be more public about their affairs and post on its website its audited financial statements for the past 10 years. IBP together with Twaweza Ni sisi, a citizen centered initiative focusing on large-scale change in East Africa, presented the budget brief titled “Healthy Ambitions? Kenya’s National Hospital Insurance Fund Must Become More Transparent if it is to Anchor Universal Health Coverage” to journalists and stakeholders in Nairobi on May 28,2012. MORE »

Government strengthens coordination towards efficient comprehensive school health programmes
Posted in School Health by Jepchumba Violet on June 12th, 2012

With the operationalization of the comprehensive school health (CSH) policy gathering pace in Kenya, the Ministries of Public Health and Sanitation and of Education are instituting measures to ensure a coordinated approach in implementation.  A common Costed National Implementation Strategy (CNIS) and a National Monitoring and Evaluation Framework will guide these efforts. MORE »

Development Partners in Health Kenya meeting addresses immunization priorities and financing models of the sector
Posted in General by Patricia Odero on June 7th, 2012

Kenya has coverage of over 80 per cent for the measles vaccine. Despite this success, the country still has documented measles outbreaks due to gaps in routine immunization. The Division of Vaccines and Immunization recently reported 1031 documented cases of measles between January 2011 and May 2012. The majority of these cases occurred in children aged less than 10 years. To address this, the government will be offering a second opportunity for measles vaccination through Supplementary Vaccination Activities. There is a planned vaccination campaign in 2012, offering measles vaccine and Vitamin A targeting children aged 6 to 59 months. There is however a funding gap and the Division made an appeal to development partners to consider supporting this area.

Family planning Technical Working Group addresses low supply of contraceptives in district facilities
Posted in RH by Maureen Adudans on May 28th, 2012

District health facilities/stores continue to bear the brunt of insufficient Family Planning (FP) supplies as compared to private and NGO facilities, which, are buffered by other sources. Key findings from the Kenya Urban Reproductive Health Supply Chain study indicate that contraceptive supply at national level is effective, unlike district stores occasioned by frequent stock outs and low fulfillment rates. MORE »

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