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Choices and Wise Moves
Posted in HIV/AIDS Mainstreaming, IEC, RH by Mwaila Margaret on November 30th, 2007

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has launched yet another strategy in ASRH (Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health) - this time, an online game aimed at empowering young people to make wise life choices and prevent HIV.

JRM Policy Retreat - Draft Implementation Matrix
Posted in General, Policy, SWAP by Mary Ann on November 28th, 2007

Following the JRM Policy and Strategy retreat in Mombasa on 12-13 November, a draft implementation matrix has been developed outlining the Ministry of Health’s strategies to accelerate progress against NHSSPII objectives. The Table sets out key strategies and activities and assigns specific responsibilities to MoH departments, Development Partners (and Implementing Partners) to carry these forward. [...]

Muslim HIV/Aids Policy Launch
Posted in HIV/AIDS Mainstreaming, RH by Martin on November 28th, 2007

With inputs from GTZ, The Supreme Council of Kenyan Muslims (SUPKEM) has launched a HIV/AIDS-specific policy. Encouraging prevention, VCT and fighting stigma and discrimination are at the core of the policy. It’s a first very important step of Muslim leaders to acknowledge the need to systematically address the epidemic and deal with its consequences in [...]

Empowering Visually Challenged Youth
Posted in General, RH by Winifred on November 28th, 2007

According to the World Health Organisation, it is estimated that there are about 217,000 blind and visually impaired persons in Kenya. As blind youth leave school, many of them go back to communities which do not offer them the necessary family and social support by which they can lead independent, dignified and productive lives. As [...]

Countering Misleading RH Information
Posted in General, RH by Winifred on November 28th, 2007

Nakuru Town residents face a unique challenge in the form of ‘herbal doctors’ who set up camp in populous sections of the town and slums areas with powerful speakers to attract crowds. These ‘doctors’ claim condoms are disease carriers and are flammable.

InWEnt Seminar on HIV/ AIDs 3rd-7th December
Posted in General, HIV/AIDS Mainstreaming by Mary Ann on November 28th, 2007

On the occasion of the World-Aids-Day, InWEnt will carry out their final workshop on HIV/AIDs in Nairobi from 3rd December at the Holiday Inn Hotel. This blended learning course is designed for health professionals and physicians with a specific module on treatment, support and care. e-learning_health_profs_announcement.pdf

Mitigating the Impact of HIV/AIDS in Nyanza
Posted in General, RH by Winifred on November 28th, 2007

Community Mobilisation for Economic Development (C-MEDA) is currently conducting a 5 day Peer Educator’s Training programme with a grant from GTZ HIV/AIDS Youth fund. Participants are drawn from Manyatta A & B and Obunga. The purpose of the training is to equip peer educators with practical counselling skills to mitigate the spread of HIV/AIDS within [...]

100% Young, Free and Loving it!
Posted in Art and Health, General, Projects, RH by Mwaila Margaret on November 26th, 2007

Photo Calendar 2008 The GTZ Health Sector Programme is supporting the production of a calendar for 2008 on the theme Youth and Health

Targeting All in HIV Prevention Through Body Mapping
Posted in General, HIV/AIDS Mainstreaming, IEC, Projects by Mwaila Margaret on November 25th, 2007

The GTZ Health Sector Programme will support a Body Mapping training for young people engaged in same sex relationships here in Nairobi. The training is aimed at preventing HIV and most importantly dealing with stigma issues on such relationships.

GDC Football Team Wins German Football Cup in Nairobi
Posted in General by Burkard on November 23rd, 2007

A joint DED/GTZ football team won the German Football tournament which is played every year at the German School in Nairobi. Nine teams had competed but the team around coach Dieter Schmidt was too strong this year. See attached the picture of the winning team!

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