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Public Lecture at Strathmore University
Posted in General by Roselyne Mburu on January 31st, 2008

Strathmore Business School in conjunction with the German Development Cooperation present Professor Magdalene Rosenmoller, from IESE Business School, University of Navara. She will be delivering a free public lecture on “Patient Safety Management” at Strathmore University Auditorium, Madaraka Campus on Wednesday, February 6th, 2008 at 6.00 PM. Patients safety management poster

Government of Kenya Establishes Health Services Fund (HSSF)
Posted in Health Financing, Policy, SWAP by Salesio on January 29th, 2008

The Government of Kenya has published new legislation called “Health Sector Services Fund” (HSSF). This fund shall consist of: - Monies appropriated by Parliament for that purpose - Grants or donations made - Monies received as user charges (cost-sharing) - Income generated from the proceeds of the fund Download the gazette notice here

Published Conference Paper: Supporting Communication in a Health System Development Project
Posted in General, IT by Salesio on January 22nd, 2008

With support from the GTZ’s capacity building initiative, a GTZ colleague has published a paper on “Applying resonance metaphor to understand communication in the participatory design of a hospital information system”. In this peer reviewed paper, Kiura reflects on approaches used as means to promote understanding between project stakeholders who have diverse domain expertise. The [...]

GTZ Supraregional Project: “Ending Female Genital Mutilation”
Posted in FGM & Gender by Salesio on January 18th, 2008

A publication of GTZ’s supraregional project: “Ending Female Genital Mutilation” has come to our attention (16.January.2008). This issue has news and latest information from the project. Highlights include: The FGM project - a look on the Inside: news about expansion of the project staff, Winding up the ongoing project phase and planning the next phase, [...]

New data on African health professionals abroad 08
Posted in General, Policy by Salesio on January 18th, 2008

Health sector interventions in Africa, as those carried out by GDC in Kenya, are in one way or another affected by the so called “African Medical brain drain”. The following peer reviewed and published article “New data on African health professionals abroad” published in the Human Resources for Health 2008, gives statistics for 2008. Results [...]

News on Education and Youth
Posted in General by Salesio on January 15th, 2008

GTZ’s department of “Strengthening of Education Systems, Knowledge Organization and Youth Policies“ are pleased to present the first edition of the „News on Education and Youth“. It replaces the “Youthletter” which has been merged into this new format. The current issue features articles on the following topics: Fit for Europe – Students from Serbia on [...]

Post-election violence a huge challenge to Health
Posted in General by Mwaila Margaret on January 14th, 2008

As reports keep coming in so do our hopes get dashed! Can the Kenyan health sector handle these challenges? I know all efforts are being made, but a lot more needs to be done and I also don’t know how some things are ever going to be resolved….

‘Preying on Poverty’ on white-sand Coastal Beaches
Posted in General by Mwaila Margaret on January 9th, 2008

“As many as 15,000 girls in four coastal districts — about a third of all 12-18 year-olds girls there — are involved in casual sex for cash, a joint study by Kenya’s government and U.N. children’s charity UNICEF reported late last year. Up to 3,000 more girls and boys are in full-time sex work, it [...]

Ban That Defeats Efforts Against HIV Stigma
Posted in General by Mwaila Margaret on January 8th, 2008

The Boston Globe http://www.boston.com/news/globe/ GLOBE EDITORIALA ban that helps no one December 24, 2007 TWENTY YEARS ago, when fear and uncertainty still marked the public’s reaction to AIDS, the federal government banned HIV-positive travelers from entering the United States. Since it has long been established that the virus cannot be transmitted through casual contact and [...]

Life on the Flipside
Posted in Art and Health, General, HIV/AIDS Mainstreaming, Human Rights by Mwaila Margaret on January 8th, 2008

With the support of GTZ/Health Sector Programme, the Art2Be Body Mapping team held a five-day workshop with a group of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Trans-gender). “The use of paint, imagery, play, touch, meditation and dance all combined to allow deep emotional release within the group. The workshop became a place in which participants could [...]

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