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International Ministerial Conference on Health Systems Financing, November 2010, Berlin, Germany
Posted in Conferences/Workshops, Health Financing by Ruth Atieno on May 31st, 2010

Health, Education and Social Protection Newsletter: A Best Practice in Knowledge Mangement
Posted in General by michael moeller on May 31st, 2010

The Health, Education and Social Protection, News and Notes newsletter, which consolidates essential news, books and other online publications, electronic resources, websites and training opportunities relating to health, education and social protection is a best practice example of knowledge management. 

Embracing Modern Technology for Improved Health Care Delivery
Posted in General, IEC, IT by christina frey on May 30th, 2010

Modern technology is now being embraced by development organisations working in the health sector as a mechanism to increase efficiency and effectiveness in health care delivery.

From HIV/AIDS Workplace Programmes to Health Promotion / Employee Wellbeing Programmes
Posted in HIV/AIDS Mainstreaming, PPP, Projects by Angelika Pochanke on May 29th, 2010

In 2001, Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development introduced “mainstreaming HIV and AIDS” as a strategy for the German Development Cooperation in Africa. Since then GTZ in Kenya and Ghana like many other German agencies together with our partners initiated and established workplace programmes to prevent and control HIV and related diseases among [...]

GDC Collaboration with Faith-Based Organizations in Health Sector
Posted in General by christina frey on May 29th, 2010

The German Development Cooperation (GDC) works intensively with Faith-Based Organizations (FBOs) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and networks in the Public Private Partnership (PPP) context in an effort to achieve both national and global health goals.

Development Partners in Health Meeting, May 2010
Posted in General by Anna-Carin Kandimaa on May 28th, 2010

The Development Partners in Health Kenya (DPHK) held the monthly meeting on 20 May 2010 in Nairobi. GDC/GTZ participated in the meeting as one of the Deputy Chairs of the group and also as the sub-sector lead in Health Financing, Reproductive Health and Public-Private Partnerships (PPP).

CBEH - Health Financing Programme Comes to a Close
Posted in Health Financing by Salesio on May 27th, 2010

The Capacity Building for Effective (CBEH) Health Financing programme, which started in May 2009, came to a close at an evaluation workshop held in Hanoi, Vietnam from 10-13 May 2010.

Integration of Family Planning into HIV Counseling and Testing Initiatives
Posted in General, HIV/AIDS Mainstreaming, RH by Mwaila Margaret on May 25th, 2010

In 2006 the Ministry of Health, with the support of various stakeholders, worked on integrating Family Planning (FP) into HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT).

Widening the Loop for Innovations in Knowledge Management
Posted in General by Mwaila Margaret on May 25th, 2010

The International Institute for Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) has for many years been at the forefront in developing ways of documenting field experiences and best practices using a process known as the writeshop. This is an approach where participatory learning is employed to collect information and document case studies from target populations.

Study: Men at Increased Risk of HIV Infection from Pregnant Women
Posted in General, HIV/AIDS Mainstreaming by Mwaila Margaret on May 25th, 2010

A new study aimed at better understanding the factors contributing to HIV risk that followed 3,321 discordant couples  in seven African countries over a two-year period revealed that the risk of men contracting HIV from their female partners is doubled during pregnancy.

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