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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Strides towards improved reproductive healthcare in Kenya as key documents and website are launched
Posted in RH by Maureen Adudans on April 1st, 2012

In an effort to implement the Constitution in as far as health and particularly reproductive health is concerned, the Division of Reproductive Health (DRH) in collaboration with other stakeholders launched key documents to bridge identified gaps in reproductive health knowledge. The documents, which included the National Reproductive Tract Cancer Guidelines, the Maternal and Newborn Health [...]

Bridging the Gap to Meet Reproductive Health Needs Among the Youth
Posted in General, RH, School Health by Faith Mahinda on November 28th, 2011

A report by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (2010) puts Kenya’s unmet need for Family Planning amongst those between 15-24 years at 49.6 per cent. This report compliments a rapid assessment by Pathfinder International, on Youth Friendly Services (YFS), which showed that young people throughout the world are changing their attitudes and behavior regarding [...]

District Showcases Success in Improved Skilled Birth Attendance at Nurses Conference
Posted in General, RH by Irene Omogi on November 7th, 2011

A presentation on the increase in improved skilled birth attendance from 15 percent in 2010 to 43 percent in 2011 in Butere district, constituted part of the agenda at the recently concluded National Nurses Association of Kenya Conference. The presentation on the project to improve skilled birth attendance is an initiative of the GIZ Health [...]

Female Genital Mutilation Illegalized as Kenya Passes Law Against ‘The Cut’
Posted in FGM & Gender, General, Human Rights, Policy, RH by Rukia Yassin on October 24th, 2011

It is now illegal to practice female circumcision, procure the services of a circumciser, or send somebody out of the country to undergo the illegal ‘cut’. The recent Presidential accent of the “Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Bill, 2010” has made the 1999 ban on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) into law. Offenders of this law [...]

Reducing Maternal Deaths by Focusing on Accountability in Health Facilities
Posted in General, RH by Faith Mahinda on October 13th, 2011

A recently published report on Partnerships for Maternal Newborn and Child Health and the Countdown to 2015     indicates that Kenya is currently losing more than 7,000 women annually, a rate of 21 daily, to pregnancy related complications. However, a report by the the  Human Rights Watch shows that a greater focus on accountability in health facilities offering [...]

DFID Initiative Seeks to Improve the Health, Education and Economic Status of Adolescent Girls in Kenya
Posted in General, RH by Faith Mahinda on October 2nd, 2011

In many African settings, half of the total population of girls is pregnant before attaining age twenty; fewer girls than boys complete secondary school education and more girls than boys are unemployed. To improve the lives of adolescent girls in Kenya, purposeful investment in girls’ education and health is necessary. In a bid to realise [...]

Health Sector Stakeholders Explore Strategies to Achieve Kenya’s Health Related MDGs
Posted in General, RH by Patricia Odero on September 29th, 2011

Stakeholders in the health sector, on invitation of the United States Ambassador to Kenya, His Excellency Scott J. Gration  met to discuss strategies to help Kenya attain her health related Millennium Development Goals (MDG).  Ambassador Gration, who was sworn in as US Ambassador to Kenya in April 2011, expressed concern over the the poor performance [...]

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