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GTZ Backup Initiative and GTZ Health Programme Supporting Gender-Sensitive and Gender-Transformative HIV/AIDS Programmes in Kenya
Posted in General by Klaus Hornetz on June 30th, 2010

GTZ Programme Leader, Klaus Hornetz, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the German Backup Initiative at GTZ Headquarters on June 30, 2010.  This MoU provides a framework for cooperation and collaboration between the GTZ Health Sector Programme and the German BACKUP Initiative, supported by the consultancy company, Evaplan.

Joint Gender Based Violence Workshop
Posted in Conferences/Workshops, FGM & Gender by Ruth Atieno on June 30th, 2010

The German Development Cooperation (GDC) in Health will on July 8, 2010 hold a Gender Based Violence (GBV) workshop at Lenana House Conference and Training Centre, Nairobi. The workshop will draw participants from GDC  health sector personnel (KFW, DED, GTZ, INWENT) involved in strategic GBV planning and implementation.

Body Mapping: A Debriefing and Supervision Tool for Health Care Providers
Posted in FGM & Gender, General by Anne Weber on June 29th, 2010

On 28th June 2010, the GTZ Health Sector Programme introduced Body Mapping as a new debriefing and supervision tool for health care providers to representatives of Nairobi Woman Hospital and Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital. Body Mapping is a therapy tool that combines art and narrative.

East African Business Council Regional Workshop on HIV/AIDS and Occupational Safety and Health
Posted in HIV/AIDS Mainstreaming, PPP by Rebecca Kilaki on June 29th, 2010

The GTZ Health Sector Programme participated in the East African Business Council (EABC) regional workshop on HIV/AIDS and occupational safety and health (OSH) that was held from 21-23 June 2010 in Arusha, Tanzania. GTZ is currently a board member of the EABC and is playing a crucial role in the fight against HIV/AIDS in the [...]

“Can We Reach Health Millenium Development Goals without Reaching the Poor?”
Posted in General by Anna-Carin Kandimaa on June 29th, 2010

In an article published in the Lancet (volume 365, February 26, 2005), Davidson  Gwatkin brings up the issue of targeting the health interventions undertaken to reach the health MDGs. The author, using Demographic Health Survey Data ( DHS) from 56 countries, demonstrates that MDG targets could be achieved without significantly improving the health situation of [...]

Kenya to Host the Launch of African Women’s Decade for 2010-2020
Posted in FGM & Gender, General by Rukia Yassin on June 29th, 2010

Kenya will this year host the launch of African Women’s Decade (2010-2020) that will take place from 10th to 15th October, 2010. Kenya was chosen by the African Union from among 53 African Union member States to host this launch.  Kenya in 1985 hosted the UN Decade for women.   

Gender Based Violence and Reproductive Health Stakeholders Meeting
Posted in FGM & Gender, General, RH by Rukia Yassin on June 29th, 2010

On 22nd June, 2010, a gender based violence (GBV) and reproductive health (RH) stakeholders’ forum was held in Butere, Western Kenya, one of GDC target districts. The objective of the forum was to guide GBV and RH stakeholders on the priority areas of the district based on the Annual Operational Plan (AOP6) and preferred areas [...]

Launch of Bravilian Queens Association
Posted in General, RH by Anna-Carin Kandimaa on June 29th, 2010

GDC/GTZ attended the launch of the Bravilian Queens football association (BQA) and the (re-)launch of the book “Playing by their Rules” by Sarah Forde in Dagoreti Empowerment Center on Saturday 26 June 2010.

Communicating Health Information for Decision-making
Posted in IT, Resources, SWAP by Salesio on June 25th, 2010

The GTZ Health Sector Programme in Kenya is supporting evidence based decision making in the health sector. To this end it avails information that helps to translate research findings into policy or strategic actions.

Web 2.0 Technologies: Supporting Transparent Communication in Development Work
Posted in IT, SWAP by Salesio on June 25th, 2010

The Paris declaration on Aid Effectiveness stresses, among other aspects, transparent communication in the context of development interventions. Transparent communication becomes a challenge in sector wide programs.

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