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Menstrual Cups are Effective in Managing Menstrual Flow, Says Study
Posted in FGM & Gender, Human Rights, RH by Mwaila Margaret on November 30th, 2010

A study that was undertaken to assess the appropriateness and feasibility of menstrual cups as a method of managing menstrual flow has revealed that menstrual cups are indeed effective in managing menstrual flow.  The study aimed to promote the reproductive health and education rights of adolescent girls and women by tackling problems associated with menses [...]

Promoting Child Health through Healthy Children Life Cycle Initiative
Posted in School Health by Jepchumba Violet on November 29th, 2010

The World Bank has developed a concept on Healthy Children Life Cycle initiative and plans to operationalise the concept in Africa. The life cycle approach to healthy children involves a sequence of age-appropriate interventions including Maternal and Child Health (- 9 to 24 months), Early Childhood Development (0 to 6 years) and School Health and [...]

Empowering the Girl Child to End Poverty in the World
Posted in FGM & Gender, General, RH by christina frey on November 29th, 2010

Empowering the girl child to engage in productive work is crucial in ending poverty for themselves and in the world. The World Bank group has now launched an initiative to promote the transition of adolescent girls from school to productive employment. The Adolescent Girl Initiative was launched in 2008 as part of the World Bank [...]

GTZ Enhances the Capacity of Health Rights Advocacy Forum on HIV/AIDS Prevention
Posted in General by Olivia Okech on November 28th, 2010

Health Rights Advocacy Forum (HERAF), a non-governmental organisation that advocates for health as a fundamental human right, now has increased capacity to engage in activities on gender sensitive programs and HIV/AIDS prevention care and treatment. This is after the organization received financial support from the German Development Cooperation, through the GTZ Health Sector Programme, of [...]

Health Sector Coordinating Committee Meeting on Annual Operational Plans 5 & 7
Posted in General, Policy by Anna-Carin Kandimaa on November 27th, 2010

The Health Sector Coordinating Committee (HSCC), which is the second highest consultation forum in the health sector, held its quarterly meeting on 24 November 2010 to discuss the Annual Operational Plan 5 (AOP5) Review report and the planning schedule for the next AOP process (AOP 7).  The German Development Cooperation, through GTZ Health Sector Programme [...]

Accelerating Maternal and Newborn Survival in Kenya
Posted in General, RH by Patricia Odero on November 25th, 2010

On Tuesday 23rd November 2010, stakeholders met in Nairobi to brainstorm on ways to accelerate Maternal and Newborn Health (MNH)  in view of stagnating indicators in these areas.

More Effort needed in Highlighting Maternal Health in Planning - Development Partners in Health
Posted in Conferences/Workshops, RH by Olivia Okech on November 24th, 2010

The partners in the health sector agree that the sector needs to focus on improving maternal health in already existing plans to implement the National Health Sector Strategic Plan II. This was apparent after the Annual Operational Plan 5 (AOP5) draft report reinforced information from the Kenya Demographic Health Survey (KDHS 2008-09) that a lot [...]

The First Global Symposium on Health Systems Research
Posted in General by Patricia Odero on November 24th, 2010

The importance of turning knowledge generated from research into action was the overriding theme of the first Global Symposium on Health Systems Research that was held on  held on 16th to 19th November in Montreux, Switzerland.  Julio Frenk, Dean-Harvard School of Public Health, summed this up in one statement“…it is paramount to turn the power [...]

African States Urged to Take Action to Improve the Status of Women
Posted in Conferences/Workshops, General, Human Rights, Policy, RH by Rukia Yassin on November 24th, 2010

African States have been urged to take steps to improve the status of women by addressing the challenge of maternal health and accelerating efforts towards attaining gender equality and women empowerment. The delegates participating in the launch of the African Union Women’s Decade 2010-2020 that was hosted in Nairobi in October 2010, particularly highlighted the [...]

Online Course: Fighting Corruption in the Health Sector
Posted in General by Olivia Okech on November 24th, 2010

The Anti-Corruption Resource Centre has designed a 3- week online course which introduces participants to the problem of corruption in health systems. The course will help participants develop the knowledge and skills needed to fight corruption and promote integrity. This is in response to the high level of corruption currently being experienced in the health [...]

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