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Designing Health Sector Reforms to implement Kenya’s new Constitution
Posted in General by Klaus Hornetz on February 24th, 2011

Following to the Promulgation of the constitution the Health sector is bound to reform. This concern polices; strategies; organization structure; governance and corporation structures to implement the changes required by the constitution. The Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation (MoPHS) conducted a three day workshop February 21 till 23 at Utalii College to conclude an [...]

Fighting Pneumonia: Kenya launches Vaccine
Posted in General, Health Financing, RH by Olivia Okech on February 19th, 2011

More children now have a greater chance to celebrate their first birthday after the launch of a pneumonia vaccine – Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV 10). The vaccine launched on Monday, 14th February, 2010, by President Kibaki in Nairobi, will be administered for free in all public health facilities to children under one year. This is [...]

International Women’s Day: Advocating for Safe Motherhood
Posted in General, RH by Mwaila Margaret on February 19th, 2011

The life experiences shared during the launch of the Kenyan Campaign for the Accelerated Reduction of Maternal Mortality in Africa (CARMMA), Kenyan chapter, in 2010 ring deep – a fresh wound that will probably never heal. A young woman from the sprawling Korogocho slum in Nairobi painted a vivid picture of her mother dying at [...]

Stakeholders Agree on Steps to Promote Youth Friendly Sexual Reproductive Health Services
Posted in General, RH by Mwaila Margaret on February 19th, 2011

The Kenya Essential Services Provision Assessment (KESPA) 2010 preliminary report reveals that only 7 percent of health facilities offer youth friendly sexual and reproductive health services in the country. Yet, there is enough evidence the world over that youth aged “15 and 24 are in greatest need for sexual and reproductive health services” (PRB, 2010). [...]

Provider Knowledge and Attitudes Impede Contraceptive Use among Youth in Kenya
Posted in General, RH by Mwaila Margaret on February 19th, 2011

According to a recent study to evaluate and recommend the best model for delivering effective youth friendly reproductive health services in Kenya, majority of healthcare providers are still conservative and have reservations in providing Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) services to adolescents and youth irrespective of training.

Strengthening Health Sector Coordination
Posted in RH, SWAP by Patricia Odero on February 17th, 2011

A sector wide approach, which brings together government, development partners, and other stakeholders, is crucial for harmonisation and coordination that leads to effective and efficient achievement of health sector goals. This is especially crucial if Kenya is to make requisite progress to achieve Millennium Development goal 5 on reduction of maternal mortality. A stronger more [...]

Development Partners raise Concern over Little Action to Improve Maternal and Child Health in Kenya
Posted in General, Policy, RH by Anna-Carin Kandimaa on February 8th, 2011

“Although many of the interventions to improve maternal and child health in Kenya are known, little action has been taken to implement them”. This was the underlying message of this month’s meeting of  Development Partners in Health Kenya (DPHK), that was held on the 3 February 2011.

Development Assistance for Health on the Decline, Says Report
Posted in General by Stephanie Sealy on February 1st, 2011

Whilst total global health spending has increased over the years, the rate of growth in development assistance for health is slowing as a result of financial crises. Dr. Christopher Murray of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) gave a presentation on this topic in Washington, DC on 31 January 2011. The Kenyan health [...]