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NACC makes strides towards mainstreaming HIV into various sectors
Posted in HIV/AIDS Mainstreaming by Vaida Kontrimaite on April 9th, 2012

One of the strategic thrusts of the Kenya National AIDS Strategy Plan III (KNASP III) is to mainstream HIV into various sectors through long- term programming, addressing both the root causes and effects of the epidemic. It is for this reason that stakeholders recently met to discuss the first draft of the National Plan of [...]

Mid-Term Review of the Kenya National AIDS Strategic Plan in the Offing
Posted in General, HIV/AIDS Mainstreaming by Humboldt on October 10th, 2011

A task force to review the effectiveness and assess the progress towards expected outcomes of the Kenya National AIDS Strategic Plan 2009-2013 (KNASP III) has been formed .  A committee to supervise the process has also been formed to look into the review, particularly in the four pillars of the strategic plan: Gender Equality and Human Rights; [...]

Government Takes Steps to Integrate Reproductive Health and HIV Services
Posted in HIV/AIDS Mainstreaming, RH by Faith Mahinda on July 25th, 2011

Reproductive Health (RH) and HIV services have similar characteristics, target populations and desired outcomes. Clients seeking HIV services and those seeking RH services often share common needs and concerns and integrating services enables providers to efficiently and comprehensively address them.

Some Lessons for Kenya on integrating Global Fund Country Coordinating Mechanisms with National AIDS Structures
Posted in General, HIV/AIDS Mainstreaming by Anna-Carin Kandimaa on May 29th, 2011

In an article titled “Perspectives of Integrating Country Coordinating Mechanisms with Existing National Health and AIDS Structures:Emerging Issues and Future Directions,” published in Global Health Governance Journal, Volume IV, No 1, 2010, Clare Dickinson and Nel Druce give an analysis of how countries are adapting the architecture and requirements for national governance of the Global [...]

Addressing the Challenge of Unintended Pregnancies
Posted in HIV/AIDS Mainstreaming, Policy, RH by Rukia Yassin on May 28th, 2011

Kenya saw a drastic decline in fertility from 8 children per woman in the mid-70s to less than 5 children in the mid-90s. However, the gains began to dwindle in late 1990s due to a number of factors: unmet need for contraception, cuts in government spending on sexual and reproductive health, and unintended pregnancy among [...]

Utilizing Statistical Evidence in Informing Policy Making and Programming
Posted in Conferences/Workshops, General, HIV/AIDS Mainstreaming, Policy by Rukia Yassin on April 18th, 2011

Collection, analysis and interpretation of data is key for evidence based policy development and implementation. That said, data analysis and use of statistics can be an intimidating process for development workers. This issue was discussed at length during a two-day retreat on 10th and 11th March 2011, in Mombasa, convened by National AIDS Control Council.

Sustainable Financing of HIV/AIDS in Kenya
Posted in General, HIV/AIDS Mainstreaming by Anna-Carin Kandimaa on April 18th, 2011

On the 28 January 2011, a paper “Sustainable Financing for HIV/AIDS” was presented to a meeting of parliamentarians in Nairobi. This discussion seems timely given the high donor dependency of HIV/AIDS interventions in Kenya; estimated at 70 to 80% of total funding. Sustainability of any program is a key consideration, particularly for one which is a [...]

German Development Cooperation Guidelines for External HIV Mainstreaming in Sub Saharan Africa
Posted in General, HIV/AIDS Mainstreaming by Mwaila Margaret on March 7th, 2011

The AIDS Working Group of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has developed a guidance note in external HIV mainstreaming. The note which was formally endorsed in November 2010, will guide implementing organizations of the German Development Cooperation: GIZ (GTZ, DED, InWent) and KfW in the scope and limits of external [...]

Regional Alumni Seminar on HIV/AIDS and Gender
Posted in Conferences/Workshops, HIV/AIDS Mainstreaming by Olivia Okech on January 27th, 2011

Beneficiaries of  the introductory learning course on “HIV/AIDS 2005-2010 have been invited to apply for an alumni seminar to share good practices and new developments in the response to HIV. The application deadline is 15th February, 2011. The Seminar; “Regional Alumni Seminar on HIV/AIDS and Gender”, is hosted by the German International Cooperation – GIZ.  [...]

Sexual Relationships with Older Men a Key Contributor to Increased HIV Infections among Women
Posted in HIV/AIDS Mainstreaming, RH by Olivia Okech on January 20th, 2011

The fact that young women aged 15 to 24 years have higher HIV infection rates than men their age is well known. The Kenya Indicator Survey (KAIS) 2009, reports that young women between these ages were four times more likely to be infected than young men of the same age. This, according to a publication [...]

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