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Accelerating the Pace towards Attainment of MDGs: Time is Now…
Posted in General, Health Financing, RH by Patricia Odero on August 31st, 2010

Accelerating the pace towards attainment of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is top on the agenda of many nations. From 20th to 22nd September 2010, world leaders will meet in New York at the Millennium Summit to discuss the progress made on MDGs. 2015 is the target year by which to achieve these globally agreed goals [...]

Per Diems Undermining Health Care Interventions in Africa
Posted in General by Anna-Carin Kandimaa on August 30th, 2010

In an editorial in the “Tropical Medicine and International Health” journal Ms Valery Ridde analyses how per diems have negatively impacted on health care interventions, health research and contributed to health care systems dysfunctions in Africa. She notes that “If some expect that Africa will not achieve the Millennium Development Goals by 2015, we believe [...]

Special Report on the State of HIV/AIDS in South Africa - Lessons for Kenya
Posted in General, Policy, RH by Klaus Hornetz on August 28th, 2010

South Africa’s (SA) leading experts analyze the current status of HIV/AIDS and make bold recommendations for the future if SA is to reach its 2015 targets . The short, well written paper reviews current practice in prevention and treatment.  The paper stresses the need for a “focus on fundamentals and leadership in order to change [...]

Stakeholders Meeting on Pilot Introduction of Health Care Financing Strategy
Posted in Health Financing by Ruth Atieno on August 22nd, 2010

Financing of health care is important globally. In Kenya, health financing has been high on the agenda of government, development partners and other stakeholders for a long time. This is because of health financing challenges that the country experiences- high out of pocket expenditure, limited funding of health care, unsustainable funding from development partners and [...]

Plans to Expand the Bamburi Cement Ltd. HIV/AIDS Workplace Programme
Posted in General, HIV/AIDS Mainstreaming, PPP by Angelika Pochanke on August 21st, 2010

Since more then two years Bamburi Cement Ltd. and the GTZ Health Sector Programme combine their strengths and efforts in order to setup and improve HIV/AIDS workplace programmes for app. 10.000 workers and their dependants of the Bamburi Cement Ltd. branches and contractor companies of Bamburi. Now both organisations plan to expand their joint workplace programme activities. In future they would like to widen their approach MORE

United States Government Consultative Meeting on M&E/HMIS Programme Development
Posted in M & E by Klaus Hornetz on August 21st, 2010

The United States Government (USG) held a consultative meeting on 3rd August 2010 with Development Partners in Health in Kenya (DPHK) to discuss the priorities for strengthening Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)/ Health Management Information Systems (HMIS)  in the Kenyan health sector. The discussions were intended to inform capacity development plans under USG’s new country programme [...]

Development Partners in Health Kenya Meeting
Posted in General by Anna-Carin Kandimaa on August 21st, 2010

The Development Partners in Health Kenya (DPHK) held its monthly meeting on 19 August 2010. The German Development Cooperation (GDC), through GTZ Health Sector Programme, participated in the meeting as a member of the development partners group and in its capacity as one of the deputy-chairs of the DPHK.

Health Planning Summit, July 2010
Posted in General by Klaus Hornetz on August 20th, 2010

The regular health review/planning summit was held on 22nd July 2010. German Development Corporation (GDC) participated in the Summit as a key development partner in the Kenyan health sector and was represented by the Sector Coordinator, Dr. Klaus Hornetz.

Sexual Diversity: the Kenyan Reality
Posted in Human Rights by Ruth Atieno on August 19th, 2010

“The cultural, religious and ethnic dynamics around the subject of homosexuality continue to create controversy in the legal and political spheres of Kenya. To be homosexual is still identified as unnatural, ungodly, a taboo while stigmatisation and hostility persist,” interview with the Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya.  The GTZ health sector programme in Kenya [...]

Kenya Making Important Progress in the Fight against Female Genital Mutilation
Posted in FGM & Gender, Human Rights, RH by Rukia Yassin on August 16th, 2010

Kenya has made significant progress in fighting female genital mutilation. This is demonstrated by comparable national data over the last 10 years that confirms a significant decline in the practice in Kenya. This position was also echoed by Prof. Collette Suda, Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Development, while charing a meeting of the ‘National [...]

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