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Job Vaccancy: Head of Administration and Finance
Posted in General by Klaus Hornetz on May 28th, 2006

GTZ invites applications from suitably qualified candidates with a high level of experience in development and international cooperation to fill the following position: Head of Administration and Finance For details see:Â http://gtz-rhp.com/blog/?page_id=80

IT problems and the cost of communication
Posted in General, IT by Klaus Hornetz on May 28th, 2006

We are currently doing a survey on the current problems of communcation, emails and internet access. We will prepare a short questionary and share it with you.

Health as a Human Right Workshop Nairobi: 27 – 29 June 2006
Posted in Dates to note, Human Rights, Policy by Klaus Hornetz on May 14th, 2006


Regional Workshop in Africa

Health as a Human Right
in the context of Poverty Reduction Strategies (PRS)

27 – 29 June 2006, Nairobi / Kenya

The World Health Organization (WHO) together with InWEnt Capacity Building International Germany, KfW Development Bank - and in close co-operation with GTZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit) – is organizing a Regional Workshop in Africa on Health, Human Rights and Poverty Reduction Strategies.

Background: Health is a fundamental human right indispensable for the exercise of other human rights. The realization of the right to health may be pursued through numerous, complementary approaches, such as the formulation of health policies, the implementation of health programmes and the adoption of specific legal instruments.

In 2005, WHO published Health, Human Rights and Poverty Reduction Strategies (http://www.who.int/hdp/publications/human_rights.pdf) , a pioneering document which explores the implications for poverty reduction processes of taking a human rights approach to health. As this is a new area, both conceptually and operationally, WHO published the booklet in draft and committed to consult widely on its contents. This workshop is part of the consultation process. However the bringing together of representatives from government, development agencies and human rights institutions also presents an opportunity to clarify and explore challenges for human rights and health more generally, and to discuss priorities for country support. Therefore, the workshop will combine elements of training, provide a forum for feedback and discussion, and look to identify opportunities for future collaboration.

Workshop To provide knowledge and skills to enable staff from governments,
Objectives: development agencies and civil society to operationalize the Right to Health and other key health-related human rights in the context of developing and implementing a Poverty Reduction Strategy and a national health policy.

To gather feedback on WHO’s draft booklet, Health, Human Rights and Poverty Reduction Strategies, its contents and structure in order to revise and finalize the publication.

To identify entry points for future support in the area of health, human rights and poverty reduction strategies.

Participants: Ministries of health; WHO regional and country offices; country-based staff of German cooperation agencies; civil society organizations; human rights commissions; international CSOs and interested bilateral donors.

Draft Programme:

27 June
28 June 29 June
Session 1: 08:30 - 10:30: welcome; introduction and familiarization on Right to Health and PRS

 Welcome & Workshop objectives Rights Based Approaches
 Health in PRS
 Country perspectives
 General discussion Session 4: 08:30 - 10:30: developing the content of a pro-poor heath policy / PRS from a human rights perspective

 The theory: what guidance can the Right to Health provide
 The practice: experience of developing rights-based approaches to health: Country perspectives
 General discussion Session 7: 08:30 - 10:30: monitoring the right to health- indicators; accountability mechanisms; actors

 Monitoring health in PRS - issues, experience and challenges
 Monitoring the right to the health
 General discussion
Session 2: 11:00 - 13:00: Empowering poor and vulnerable groups through participatory approaches to sector and national planning

 The theory: why participation is important and who should participate
 The practice: country experience on operationalizing participatory approaches General discussion
Session 5: 11:00 - 13:00: Prioritizing health spending

 Has the PRS process led to more pro-poor health spending: evidence to date?
 Human rights and budgeting processes: key issues, challenges, emerging approaches
 Country perspectives Session 8: Entry points and priorities for country support

 Open discussion on how to take forward the human rights, health and PRS agenda in the region
 Evaluation of workshop and re-visiting of objectives
 Closing Remarks
Session 3: 14:30 - 17:00: group work

Working groups will focus on the process for formulating a pro-poor health strategy based on human rights principles, in light of the morning’s presentations and their own experiences.

Report back to plenary & summary of findings. Session 6: 14:30 - 17:00: group work

Working groups will focus on the health content and implementation of the PRS, including how to prioritize and monitor implementation, based on the morning’s presentations and their own experiences.

Report back to plenary & summary of findings

Inputs: As noted in the agenda, each presentation will be followed by a set of ‘responses’. The purpose here is to gather country perspectives on the issues discussed. If you are interested in acting as a respondent, please indicate your preferred session in the attached Reply Form.

Venue: Nairobi. All registered participants will be informed about the location in due time.

Organizational Please return the attached Reply Form and indicate whether you wish
Arrangements: assistance with organizing your transport and accommodation. Accommodation will be booked by InWEnt at/near the venue of the workshop.

In lieu of per diem, accommodation, full board and airport transfers will be provided.

Please ensure that you have a valid visa.

Contact: For logistics

InWEnt Bonn Ms Elke Ross
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: +49 – 228 – 4460 1805
Fax: +49 – 228 – 4460 1844

Enquiries on the workshop programme

Rebecca Dodd
WHO Department for Health Policy, Development and Services
Phone: + 41 - 22 - 791 4309; + 41 - 79 500 6578 (mobile)
E-mail: [email protected]

Helena Nygren-Krug
WHO Department of Ethics, Trade, Human Rights and Health Law
Sustainable Development & Healthy Environments
Phone: + 41 – 22 - 791 2523 / Fax +41 – 22 - 791 4726
E-mail: [email protected]
Health & Human Rights website: www.who.int/hhr

Human Rights Mission Report
Posted in General by secretariat on May 8th, 2006

You can find the final draft HR here: Final Draft_HR.doc

SWAp results and its consequences for the GDC Health Programme
Posted in Dates to note, SWAP by Salesio on May 4th, 2006

There will be a meeting on the 8th of May 2006 (9AM to 2:30PM). Main issue will be the SWAp results and its consequences for the GDC Health Programme. The agenda for the meeting is available for download here Agenda - SWAp results. The meeting will be held in the ‘House of Waine’ in Karen. [...]