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PPR in Cambodia, a Joint Learning Experience
Posted in General by Klaus Hornetz on October 29th, 2010

GTZ Kenya Health Programme Leader Klaus Hornetz together with Jean Olivier Schmidt (GTZ India) and Sanna Stockstrom (GTZ Headquarters) completed this week their Project Progress Review mission of the GTZ Cambodia Social Health Protection Programme (SHPP). PPR is a routine instrument for all GTZ programmes conducted well in time before the end of a programme [...]

Fighting Discrimination and Inequality in Kenya
Posted in General by Olivia Okech on October 25th, 2010

Kenya is now taking steps in line with the new Constitution to fight discrimination and inequality. Discrimination and inequality have for a long time now pervaded the Kenyan society, posing immense challenge to attainment of development goals and enjoyment of fundamental rights and freedoms.

Bridging the Capacity Gap to Meet Family Planning Needs in Bondo District
Posted in General, RH by Irene Omogi on October 25th, 2010

A baseline survey done by GTZ Health Sector Programme revealed that the major contributing factors to low uptake of long acting methods of family planning in Bondo District are lack of skills by personnel in administering these methods, poor commodity and supplies management resulting to constant stock-outs, lack of knowledge among inhabitants of the District [...]

Strengthening Health Financing and Social Health Protection in Sub-Saharan Africa
Posted in General, Health Financing by michael moeller on October 25th, 2010

Health financing and social health protection are key areas of focus of the German Development Cooperation (GDC) work in sub-Saharan Africa. GDC experts working in this field met in Kigali, Rwanda on 6th-7th October 2010 to discuss ongoing issues in the area of health finance and social health protection. These include provider payment mechanisms, costing [...]

Addressing the Challenge of Maternal Deaths in Kenya
Posted in General, RH by Anna-Carin Kandimaa on October 23rd, 2010

Every year, approximately 8000 women die in Kenya as a result of pregnancy related complications. The latest Kenya Demographic Health Survey (KDHS 2008) shows an increase in the maternal mortality rate. Efforts are now being made to address the challenge of maternal deaths in Kenya. A National Maternal Death Committee has been constituted to look [...]

Kenya’s Doorway to Increasing the Number of Health Economists from Seven
Posted in Health Financing by michael moeller on October 18th, 2010

‘Scarcity of financial information inhibits governments from making informed choices about the allocation of public resources for better health’ (Flessa 2010) A Health Economics Course could just be the syringe that will inject new blood into health systems strengthening and management. This statement has been informed by the genuine interest a member of the GTZ [...]

Why is Innovation in Health Important in Low Income Countries?
Posted in General by Salesio on October 18th, 2010

‘A girl born today in Japan can expect to live for more than 80 years, while a girl born today in Sierra Leone (or any other low income country) is lucky to live to the age of 40,’ said Stephen Matlin, former Executive Director of the Global Forum for Health Research, presenting at the opening [...]

Improving Efficiency and Effectiveness in Government Spending
Posted in Policy by Cavin Otieno on October 16th, 2010

Kenya’s 2010 Public Expenditure Review indicates that the richest quintile of the Kenyan population obtains nearly twice the benefit from government spending on health compared with the poorest quintile.

Health – It’s my Right
Posted in General by Olivia Okech on October 14th, 2010

Being healthy is not a matter of being lucky but a fundamental Human Right. These were the words of Dirk Niebel the German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) during the opening of an art exhibition on Health and Human Rights in Germany.

Responding to the Changing Trends of HIV Pandemic
Posted in General, HIV/AIDS Mainstreaming, IEC by christina frey on October 11th, 2010

The HIV/AIDS pandemic and the knowledge about it are constantly evolving. Adjustments and further development are therefore essential. The German Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA) together with GTZ have designed innovative measures to respond to the changing trends of the pandemic. Join in Circuit (JIC) is one of the innovative measures developed by BZgA [...]

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