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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 [...]

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 [...]

Course Announcement: 3rd round of fellowships in the Capacity Building for Effective Health (CBEH) programme
Posted in General by kevinrombe on June 15th, 2012

The Objective of these fellowships is to strengthen capacities of individuals and institutions to tackle core problem areas of the health system. The fellowships are open to candidates from both public and private sectors in Kenya. This round will award six fellowships for a 42 week in-service training in Human Resources for Health which will [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Kenya launches quality model for health
Posted in General by Patricia Odero on May 17th, 2012

Kenya is well on its way towards improving quality for health after the Ministries of Health launched the Kenya Quality Model for Health (KQMH). This is a conceptual framework aimed at facilitating holistic quality improvement and management within the Kenyan health sector.  KQMH was formally launched on May 8, 2012 at a Nairobi hotel. The [...]

Dr. Guenther Taube’s visit to the GIZ health programme in Kenya
Posted in General by Olivia Okech on May 15th, 2012

“We are active not only at the national level providing advice to the national government, but we are also active at the more local level, for example the district or the counties…” Dr. Guenther Taube - Director, Education, Health, Social Protection and Human Capacity Development, GIZ Headquarters. According to Dr. Taube, this multi-level approach of [...]

Stakeholders meet to validate updated Kenya Gender Profile report
Posted in General by vkomutho on May 15th, 2012

Increasing capacity for gender analysis and planning, promoting sex disaggregated data and encouraging accountability through a minimum standard for gender mainstreaming are among key recommendations to be included in the ‘Gender, HIV/AIDS and access to Healthcare section of the Kenya Gender Profile. Stakeholders within the gender scope met in Nairobi in March to discuss the [...]

Equality and Gender Commission launches national curriculum to improve response towards sexual and gender-based violence
Posted in General by heidi niehus on May 14th, 2012

Co-author: Sylvia Wesner Response towards and prevention of Gender Based Violence (GBV) in Kenya is bound to improve after the National Gender and Equality Commission (NGEC) disseminated a road map of set standards in the field of GBV. The new developed National Training Curriculum on Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) disseminated in April is [...]

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