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World Contraception Day, the Bondo Event
Posted in RH by Irene Omogi on September 28th, 2010

Events to mark World Contraception Day in Bondo District started off by three days of creating awareness on modern methods of family planning. This was followed by one day outreach through which integrated family planning and HIV testing and counseling services were provided. The marking of World Contraception Day took place at the Jaramogi Oginga [...]

Accelerating Progress Towards Attainment of Reproductive Health Goals
Posted in General, RH, SWAP by Patricia Odero on September 28th, 2010

“In view of the recently released KDHS 2008/09 results, the slow progress in attainment of reproductive health goals is of great concern. This calls for the  need for concerted efforts by all stakeholders to build strategic partnerships to improve reproductive health services at both institutional and programme levels,” Dr. Shiphrah Kuria, Acting Head DRH, the [...]

Media Challenged to Promote Contraception Uptake
Posted in General, RH by Mwaila Margaret on September 27th, 2010

The Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation has challenged the media in Kenya to take an active role in promoting contraception uptake in order to help the country manage its population.

World Contraception Day 2010: “It is your Life, it is your Responsibility”
Posted in General, IEC, RH by Mwaila Margaret on September 25th, 2010

The World Contraception Day will be marked on 26th September. This year’s theme is ‘it’s your life, it’s your responsibility’. The theme highlights the need to encourage young people to take responsibility for contraception to prevent unplanned pregnancies and STIs/HIV. In Kenya, this event will be hosted at the Mathare Police Depot in Nairobi on [...]

Promoting Gender Responsive HIV/AIDS Programming in Kenya
Posted in General, HIV/AIDS Mainstreaming by Ruth Atieno on September 23rd, 2010

The German BACKUP initiative, through GTZ Health Sector Programme, is supporting four organisations in Kenya to implement gender sensitive and gender transformative HIV programmes. The support is a contribution to better health for all Kenyans. This is in line with the Kenyan new Constitution that protects the health rights of all Kenyans.

Towards Achieving Reproductive Health Targets in Nyanza Province
Posted in General, RH by Irene Omogi on September 21st, 2010

The Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation and Ministry of Medical Services have established a provincial task force to spearhead the implementation of the national reproductive health policies and strategies in Nyanza Province. This is aimed at steering the Province towards the achievement of the national and global targets set for reproductive health indicators.

Strengthening Capacity of Private Sector for Improved Health Care Waste Management
Posted in General, PPP by Rebecca Kilaki on September 20th, 2010

Proper management of health care waste is an integral part of health care delivery. The GTZ Health Sector Programme, through a public private partnership programme, is contributing to this goal by supporting private health care facilities to improve their health care waste management practices  (see details - http://www.gtzkenyahealth.com/blog3/?p=6023). As a step towards the realisation of [...]

National Hospital Insurance Fund Organisational Review Progressing
Posted in General by Klaus Hornetz on September 20th, 2010

The Deloitte consultancy firm is set to begin evaluating operations in the NHIF Branch Office. This is after the firm reported that they had largely completed the NHIF Organizational review first steps on central level.

Gender Responsive Budgeting Breakfast Meeting
Posted in General by Anna-Carin Kandimaa on September 17th, 2010

The National Commission on Gender and Development held a breakfast meeting on gender responsive budgeting on 17th September 2010. Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) seeks to ensure that the needs and interest of women and men from different groups are addressed in governments’ budget. GRB is therefore one of the most effective tools to mainstream gender [...]

Planning Mission on Implementation of Social Health Insurance Pilot
Posted in General, Health Financing by Stephanie Sealy on September 17th, 2010

The Social Health Insurance aspect of the Health Care Financing Strategy and Policy will be piloted in Kericho District, Rift Valley Province. Kericho is home to Kenya’s large tea industry (Photo: Wikipedia

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