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Enhancing Cooperation through Stakeholder Mapping
Posted in Conferences/Workshops, General by Olivia Okech on March 31st, 2011

Identifying actors within and outside the Programme who hold a potential stake in achieving the Programme’s objectives is key. Setting aside some time during project planning to list these actors, extent of cooperation and their influence on project activities will go a long way in determining the success of the projects. These are among the [...]

New Curriculum to enhance sexual and reproductive health care knowledge of health workers
Posted in FGM & Gender, General, RH by evelyne on March 28th, 2011

A curriculum on “sexuality for healthcare workers” has been introduced as a move to promote sexual and reproductive health. The aim of the curriculum, “National Curriculum on Sexuality and Sexual Health Training” is to equip health care providers with knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to ensure quality, holistic and non judgemental sexuality and sexual health [...]

GBV at the Center Stage of Democratization; Visit of State Secretary Kopp at Biafra Clinic
Posted in Conferences/Workshops, FGM & Gender, General by christina frey on March 28th, 2011

“Kenya is a beautiful and rich country, rich in natural resources and impressive people. If we succeed in exploiting the potential of the young people, who make up a third of the Kenyan population, through education, training and career opportunities, the country can achieve its self-set goal to become an emerging market by 2030” (Gudrun [...]

Hospital Waste Management Training with Private Sector Partners started
Posted in General by Andrew Moseti on March 26th, 2011

Health care workers from private sector institutions attended a GIZ funded Healthcare waste management training from 21/3/2011 to 23/3/2011 at Lenana Hotel –Nairobi. The three day training was intended to build their capacity in Segregation, Storage, Transport and disposal of Healthcare waste in their individual stations. It is part of the GIZ-supported Public Private Partnership [...]

Utilizing Demography Trends in Increasing Access to Quality Healthcare
Posted in General, Policy, QM, RH by Rukia Yassin on March 21st, 2011

Development partners and policy makers are increasingly recognizing the significance of population factors in development planning to increase efficiency and effectiveness. Recent population statistics for instance revealed a population boom in Kenya where it was noted that the population is growing at one million people every year. This has therefore forced policy makers and partners [...]

Using mobile technology in Disease Surveillance
Posted in Disease Surveillance, General by Jepchumba Violet on March 19th, 2011

Using mobile technology in Disease Surveillance and Response could greatly improve timely access to health services especially in rural areas of the country. A report by Dheyi Kumar of PEPFAR Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) shows that a PPP venture in Tanzania called mHealth Tanzania has reduced by up to seven days the time it takes [...]

Reproductive Health Services Going Mobile
Posted in General, IEC, RH by Mwaila Margaret on March 19th, 2011

Information on natural methods of family planning was the highest accessed menu in the mobile technology for Reproductive Health m4RH project currently being implemented in Kenya and Tanzania. Results from an ongoing formative research showed that in terms of the method mix in family planning, information on all methods was accessed by 10.3 percent of [...]

German and Kenyan Officials Take Stock of Progress in the Health Sector
Posted in General by Nkirote Mwiti on March 19th, 2011

Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Kenya Margit Hellwig-Boette paid a courtesy call to the Minister for Public Health and Sanitation (MOPHS) Beth Mugo where the two officials discussed the long standing collaboration between the two countries in improving access to good quality services in the health sector. Also in attendance at the [...]

Joint Mission on Harmonizing Support for Sexual and Reproductive Health
Posted in General, RH, SWAP by Patricia Odero on March 15th, 2011

A Joint Mission consultant team on harmonizing reproductive health support has, among other things, recommended that a Reproductive Health strategic investment plan covering both the public and the private sector be developed. The plan will highlight gaps which will allow the Division of Reproductive Health provide leadership and advice on the priorities which require support. [...]

Kenya Takes Lead in Adoption of Disease Surveillance Guidelines
Posted in Disease Surveillance, General by Jepchumba Violet on March 13th, 2011

The Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation (MOPHS) has initiated the process of adapting and adopting the 2nd edition of Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response Technical Guidelines (2010). The technical guidelines are meant to serve as a general reference for surveillance activities, improving early detection and preparedness activities to facilitate timely investigation of outbreaks. The [...]

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