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Redefining functions of the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation
Posted in General, RH by Caroline Blair on June 30th, 2008

The German Technical Cooperation’s (GTZ) Reproductive Health and Policy components have in support of the Division of Reproductive (DRH) jointly developed terms of reference for a professional facilitator to lead a two-days retreat organised by the DRH to define a new organisational structure that clearly outlines the functions of Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation.

Reproductive Health Communication Strategy
Posted in General, RH by Caroline Blair on June 26th, 2008

The GTZ’s Reproductive Health component plans to support the Division of Reproductive Health (DRH) in developing a Reproductive Health Communication Strategy by providing expertise in terms of a skilled consultant who will work closely with the DRH and other stakeholders in developing, validating and disseminating the strategy.

Stakeholders’ Meeting on Standard Days Method
Posted in General, RH by Caroline Blair on June 25th, 2008

On July 26, the Division of Reproductive Health will be holding a stakeholders’ meeting regarding the introduction of a new method of family planning - Standard Days Method (SDM) - into Kenya’s family planning method mix. The SDM is currently being piloted in the North Eastern Province.

Stakeholders’ Meeting on Community based Care
Posted in RH by Caroline Blair on June 25th, 2008

GTZ participated the above mentioned stakeholders’ meeting at which the draft manual on Community-Based Care for Mothers and Newborns was reviewed and discussed.

Frank’s mission
Posted in FGM & Gender by Chacha Thorm Maisori on June 24th, 2008

The German development Cooperation health programme has been supporting the Provincial and District health management Teams in Nyanza, Western and Eastern Provinces for the last one year under the Annual Operational Plan (AOP)Â III for Reproductive Health activities

Integrating FGM in the school curriculum
Posted in QM by Johanna Wesemann on June 24th, 2008

The Gender Based Violence (GBV) and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)Â component’s team of the GTZ Health Sector Programme is an active member of the inter-agency working group on integrating FGM in the school curriculum (see previous report).

Phase 1: Situational Analysis of GTZ’s Quality Management
Posted in General by salome on June 23rd, 2008

GTZ has completed the first phase situation analysis of its Quality Management Component. This was undertaken by a consultant who concluded the first phase of the nalaysis on Friday 20th June 2008 and proided a debriefing for Programme Staff and Partners. The initial report highlighted the strengths and gaps and made suggestions on how best [...]

Public Health Conference 2009
Posted in General, Health Financing by Justus Vundi on June 13th, 2008

Call for abstracts: World Federation of Public Health Associates World Congress on Public Health, to be held April 27-May 1, 2009; Deadline for abstracts: October 17, 2008: more

Another 1st for GDC …
Posted in General, Newsletters by Caroline Kigira-Ndolo on June 13th, 2008

GDC was by vast majority voted to Chair the Health Donor Working Group for the Year 2008/9. The deputy-chairs will be held jointly by the World Bank and US Government. Chair: GDC - Klaus Hornetz Deputy Chair: USG - Lynn Adrian Deputy Chair: World Bank - Mike Mills

Conditional cash transfers: what’s in it for health
Posted in General by Justus Vundi on June 10th, 2008

A new technical brief for policy-makers on this topic is now available from the WHO health financing web site at www.who.int/health_financing. In the top right-hand corner of the home page you find a link to it in the “spotlight”, which always highlights recent additions to the site. The paper is also accessible through the main [...]

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