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Transparency International-Kenya Launches Kenya Health Sector Integrity Study Report
Posted in General, Health Financing by Stephanie Sealy on January 31st, 2011

Against a backdrop of insufficient resources for health and enormous health challenges in Kenya, Transparency International-Kenya (TI-Kenya) commissioned its first on-the-ground study of Kenya’s health sector. The report was launched on 31 January 2011 at the Nairobi Safari Club. The study used both qualitative and quantitative methods in national, provincial, district and rural/community health facilities [...]

Information Resources on Reproductive Health
Posted in Resources, RH by Patricia Odero on January 28th, 2011

There has been a renewed focus on sexual reproductive health worldwide, especially regarding  Millennium Development Goal 5 on improving maternal health. The World Health Organization has for a long time been an important source of policy, guidelines, and information on various health topics. There are newly updated and catalogued information resources on sexual reproductive health [...]

Involving Persons with Disabilities in Programme Processes Leads to Greater Impact
Posted in General, Human Rights, Policy by Anna-Carin Kandimaa on January 28th, 2011

“Nothing about us without us” is the slogan that guides the programmes targeting persons with visual impairment. Persons with visual impairment, women and youth, in Kenya want to be involved in all processes of designing programmes where they are themselves a target group. This has been the case of  past projects which has led to [...]

Regional Alumni Seminar on HIV/AIDS and Gender
Posted in Conferences/Workshops, HIV/AIDS Mainstreaming by Olivia Okech on January 27th, 2011

Beneficiaries of  the introductory learning course on “HIV/AIDS 2005-2010 have been invited to apply for an alumni seminar to share good practices and new developments in the response to HIV. The application deadline is 15th February, 2011. The Seminar; “Regional Alumni Seminar on HIV/AIDS and Gender”, is hosted by the German International Cooperation – GIZ.  [...]

Kenya Now Renews Focus on Achieving Millennium Development Goals
Posted in General, RH by Patricia Odero on January 26th, 2011

Over ten years ago, world leaders met and agreed on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), eight specific goals to combat extreme poverty in the world. 2015 was set as the year by which the MDGs would be achieved. With less than 5 years to 2015, Kenya has increased focus on the MDGs especially those that [...]

Deadline on Planning Report as Health Sector Steering Committee Meets
Posted in General, Policy by Anna-Carin Kandimaa on January 20th, 2011

Departments and organizations that have not submitted their input on the Annual Operational Plan (AOP) 5 report have one week to do so. This was decided during the first meeting of the Health Sector Coordinating Committee (HSCC) Steering Committee held on the 19th January 2011 at Afya house. 

Sexual Relationships with Older Men a Key Contributor to Increased HIV Infections among Women
Posted in HIV/AIDS Mainstreaming, RH by Olivia Okech on January 20th, 2011

The fact that young women aged 15 to 24 years have higher HIV infection rates than men their age is well known. The Kenya Indicator Survey (KAIS) 2009, reports that young women between these ages were four times more likely to be infected than young men of the same age. This, according to a publication [...]

Civil Society Urged to Break the Silence on Sexual Minorities in Africa
Posted in General by Olivia Okech on January 19th, 2011

“Can you imagine a future in which marginalised sexualities are accepted in Africa? A future in which people from sexual minorities are able to go to school, to get health care including HIV services, to work, and to play their part in their families and communities, just as heterosexuals do. A future in which politicians [...]

International Leadership Training on Quality Management in Health
Posted in General by Olivia Okech on January 17th, 2011

Participants of the second phase of the Capacity Building in Effective Health (CBEH) programme are gearing up for stakeholder meetings to be carried out next week in their respective countries. This is after a successful kick-off seminar which took place early December in Mombasa, Kenya.

“Investing in Girls can Potentially Add USD 3.2 Billion to Kenya’s Economy”
Posted in General, RH by Mwaila Margaret on January 17th, 2011

“If you want to change the world, invest in an adolescent girl. An adolescent girl stands at the doorway of adulthood. In that moment, much is decided. If she stays in school, remains healthy, and gains real skills, she will marry later, have fewer and healthier children, and earn an income that she’ll invest back [...]

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