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Report on HIV/youth fund
Posted in FGM & Gender, RH by Johanna Wesemann on April 23rd, 2008

Beginning 2007, GTZ Head Quarters made available an additional grant for activities on HIV/AIDS and Youth. Read more about the activities that have been supported in the HIV youth fund report.doc

HENNET holds a Health and Human Rights Workshop
Posted in Human Rights by Roselyne Mburu on April 18th, 2008

The Health NGO’s Network (HENNET) held a 3 day Health and Human Rights Workshop for its members from the 31st of March to the 2nd of April 2008 at Loreto Mary ward centre in Langata. The main objective of the workshop was to equip HENNET members so as to enable them integrate human rights interventions [...]

Thika School Health PHASE Programme.
Posted in General by Roselyne Mburu on April 17th, 2008

GTZ signed a local subsidy with Ministry of Health, Public Health Department, Thika District amounting to Ksh 2,853,000. The project began in December 2007 and runs till May 2008. The overall objective of the project is to improve Hygiene and Environmental Sanitation in schools through the Personal Hygiene and Sanitation Education (PHASE) approach.

District Coordinators meeting in Lukenya
Posted in FGM & Gender, Human Rights by Johanna Wesemann on April 15th, 2008

In March 2007, the Gender and FGM component conducted a site coordinators training in order to improve planning, implementation and reporting skills of the site coordinators. In April 2008 - one year after the training - the component carried out a two day meeting with site coordinators in order to review progress made

Body Maps exhibition in London
Posted in Art and Health, HIV/AIDS Mainstreaming by Salesio on April 11th, 2008

 The Art2Be/BodyMaps partners of GTZ will be running an exhibition of their works in London at the Brunei Gallery - SOAS from 17April to 21 June 2008. The title is “Our Positive Bodies“. These partners have collaborated with the GTZ Health Programme to hold body maps workshops in Kenya and also in the development [...]

The Other Face of Kenya
Posted in Art and Health by Rebecca Kilaki on April 8th, 2008

German Development Cooperation and the Goethe Institute Nairobi in collaboration with other partners are planning a photo exhibition to be held in Nairobi, major towns in Kenya and in Europe. This exhibition aims at portraying Kenya in a more positive light in line with the recent post-election violence that rocked most parts of the country. [...]

The 25th Anniversary of the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial 2008
Posted in General by Mwaila Margaret on April 8th, 2008

You are all invited: Date: Saturday, 17. May 2008 from 10am Place: Nyayo National Stadium, Handball Court Theme: Never Give Up, Never Forget!

Building Cultural Bridges - Young and Old Voices
Posted in General by Mwaila Margaret on April 8th, 2008

Mr Patrick Mose, a communications student at the Kenyatta University, Nairobi has made an interesting review of a book published by Twaweza Communications. The book is a collection of top essays on using culture, art and media for social change - case scenarios from Kenya. From Kamaru’s metaphored music to youth sheng language to HIV/AIDS [...]

Use of ICT to improve health programs in Africa
Posted in HIV/AIDS Mainstreaming, IT, RH by Caroline Blair on April 3rd, 2008

At the Mombasa workshop we had some discussions about using new technologies to improve data collection and its use for decision making as well as for logistics management. IDRC (of Canada) commissioned a study that looked at African Experiences using Cell Phones and ICT for improved efficiency that has a lot of interesting information.

Strategic Planning Workshop, 31stMarch-2nd April2008
Posted in General by Caroline Kigira-Ndolo on April 3rd, 2008

Finally, the component leaders came together at the Severin Sea Lodge to discuss the way forward for this programme. There were a lot of insights given through component presentations. Issues and challenges were raised and recommendations made. The most important outcome of the meeting remains that we are a team, pursuing different departmental objectives but [...]