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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 – [...]

Nairobi Women’s Hospital Staff Trained on Healthcare Waste Management
Posted in General, PPP by Andrew Moseti on October 13th, 2011

The urgent need for hospital managers to allocate more resources to the waste management division of their facilities was a key recommendation from a hospital specific training to staff of the Nairobi Women’s Hospital (NWH).  The training took place from 28 September to 6 October 2011 and it was aimed at increasing their level of [...]

Improving Diagnosis, Therapy and the Quality of Care through Information Technology
Posted in IT, PPP by Charles Ryoba on September 27th, 2011

The GIZ Health Sector programme in Kenya is promoting forward thinking 21st century approaches to mitigating health related problems using appropriate cutting-edge technologies. The “GIZ Biomedpark Public Private Partnership (PPP)”, is such an example. The project aims to improve diagnosis, therapy and quality of care in the areas of HIV, gender based violence (GBV) and [...]

Innovation: What Does it Mean for the Health Market?
Posted in General, Health Financing, PPP by atia on September 27th, 2011

“What is ‘Innovation’”? “What does it mean for the ‘health’ market?” were some of the basic questions discussed in a round table forum on “Health Market Innovations” held on September 27, 2011, which was organised by the Institute of Health Management Policy and Research (IHPMR). It was underscored that issues of awareness, impact, market access, [...]

GIZ Enhances Capacity of NEMA to Enforce Health Care Waste Management Standards
Posted in PPP by Andrew Moseti on September 13th, 2011

Health care facilities produce plenty of wastes every day. These wastes, if not properly managed could pose serious risks to the health of the general public and to the environment. Proper management of health care wastes is thus at the core of securing an environment that is safe for human habitation. In Kenya, GIZ Health [...]

Kenya Makes Progress towards Tackling Healthcare Waste
Posted in General, PPP by Andrew Moseti on September 11th, 2011

An understanding of facility specific health care waste streams and investing in simple and practical solutions to enhance waste management is an important starting point of effective health care waste management in Kenya. Lessons from partnership between Nairobi Women Hospital and GIZ Health Sector Programme on health care waste treatment have demonstrated that aligning of [...]

Public- Private Partnerships for Universal Access: Can Kenya Learn from Tanzania?
Posted in Health Financing, PPP by atia on September 10th, 2011

Providing health to all citizens of Kenya is a fundamental right that has been guaranteed in the New Constitution. With a population of 41 million and large portion living in the informal sector, this becomes a mammoth task for the Government to ensure. Public private partnerships (PPPS) are contributing toward Universal Coverage. PPPs are important [...]

Embracing a Holistic Approach to Financial Wellness in the Workplace
Posted in PPP by Rebecca Kilaki on September 6th, 2011

  Evidence from research shows that financial stress has negative psychological and social impact on individuals. Signs of economic stress include low morale and motivation, emotional outbursts, reckless spending, absenteeism leading to low productivity in the workplace. 
 It is becoming increasingly necessary for employers to invest in their human capital by ensuring a holistic [...]

Implementation to Improve Health Care Waste Management
Posted in PPP by Andrew Moseti on July 31st, 2011

A paradigm shift from traditional systems of policing to implementation of rules on Health Care Waste Management (HCWM) by the regulatory authority, could bring about the desired effects of revamping health care waste technology in the country. Professor Sylvia Oyoo of the University of Maryland, USA pointed out that although it is important to develop [...]

GIZ Set to Pilot Use of Technology to Improve Diagnosis and Therapy of Illnesses
Posted in PPP by Charles Ryoba on July 28th, 2011

The German Development Cooperation through the GIZ Health Sector Programme has partnered with Metropolitan and Meridian Hospitals in Kenya, to pilot a project that will use technology to diagnose and provide care for specific illnesses. GIZ is partnering with the German company Biomedpark Medien to deliver a patient centered electronic health information system to the [...]

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