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Call for Human Rights Protection in HIV Testing Campaign in Kenya
Posted in HIV/AIDS Mainstreaming, Human Rights by Ruth Atieno on December 29th, 2009

HIV testing is a key strategy in slowing down infection rates and enhancing access to treatment among populations. This is even more important in Kenya where findings indicate that 84% of those infected do not know their HIV status (Kenya AIDS Indicator Survey, 2007).

Newsletter: News from Sectoral and Supraregional Project on Ending FGM
Posted in FGM & Gender, Newsletters by Ruth Atieno on December 28th, 2009

The German Government through the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) supports efforts aimed at eradicating the practice of female genital mutilation in a number of countries.

German Parliament: Demand for More Education in the Fight Against FGM
Posted in FGM & Gender, Human Rights, Policy by christina frey on December 18th, 2009

Female genital mutilation is a serious human right issue and has serious health consequences. The World Health Organisation (WHO) indicates that currently approximately 140 million women and girls worldwide are living with the consequences of FGM.

Performance Based Payment: Some Reflections on the Discourse
Posted in Health Financing by michael moeller on December 18th, 2009

The poor performance of the health sector has over the years been attributed to inadequate resources. However, a new shift is emerging where analysts are saying that poor performance is not entirely a result of insufficient resources, but is also aggravated by inefficiencies in management of the health systems.

Health Care Financing: Some Lessons for Kenya from Vietnam
Posted in Health Financing by michael moeller on December 18th, 2009

Kenya is currently at advanced stages of developing a health care financing strategy with a view to achieve universal access to health care by all Kenyans.

Environmental Conservation: GDC Supports Tree Planting in Mt. Kenya
Posted in General by Chacha Thorm Maisori on December 15th, 2009

The German Development Cooperation (GDC) staff support the replanting of indigenous trees in a deforested section of Mt. Kenya.

Development of Health Care Financing Strategy Moves a Notch Higher
Posted in General by Ruth Atieno on December 11th, 2009

The development of a health care financing strategy for Kenya is perhaps one of the processes that have received the most support across board in recent times in Kenya, an indication of the importance currently being accorded to access to quality and affordable health care.

Homophobia: Uganda Considers Death Penalty for Gays
Posted in Human Rights by Melanie Bruns on December 11th, 2009

There has been controversy worldwide on whether or not homosexuals should be accorded equal treatment as the rest of the population with a heterosexual sexual orientation, with the latest controversy being in Uganda where a legislation has been proposed that not only criminalises homosexuality, but also proposes death penalty for homosexuals.

Development Partners in Health Meeting
Posted in General by Anna-Carin Kandimaa on December 11th, 2009

The monthly meeting of the Development Partners in Health Kenya (DPHK) was held on the 10th December 2009. GDC/GTZ participated as one of the members.

Consultation Meeting with Muslim Health Secretariat
Posted in Uncategorized by Cavin Otieno on December 10th, 2009

The GTZ Health Sector Programme, on 9th December 2009, participated in a meeting held between Kenya Association of Muslim Medical Professionals (KAAMP)/Muslim Health Secretariat, GTZ and Management Sciences for Health/LMS.

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