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KACC: Addressing Corruption in the Health Sector
Posted in General by Orina on April 28th, 2011

Corruption in the Health Sector, is one of the crosscutting themes the German Development Cooperation and other Development Partners in the sector have to contend with in its interventions and programmes in Kenya. To this end, the World Bank Kenya invited the Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission (KACC) director Prof. PLO Lumumba to present on corruption in [...]

Government Urged to Increase Health Funding in 2011/12 Budget
Posted in General, Health Financing, Human Rights by Joanne Muigai on April 28th, 2011

The Human Rights Watch (HRW) has made a submission to Parliament urging the Kenyan government to increase health funding so as to remove barriers to accessing healthcare. The submission made on April 14 2011 on Health Policy and the Health Budget was pertinent as it coincided with Parliament’s 2011-2012 budget debate. HRW shared key research [...]

GIZ Health Programme and Kenya Airways Partner to Empower Housekeepers
Posted in General, PPP by Rebecca Kilaki on April 27th, 2011

The German Development Cooperation through the GIZ Health Sector Programme has entered into a Public Private Partnership agreement with Kenya Airways to develop and implement a comprehensive curriculum based health training for housekeepers of Kenya Airways cabin crew members.  This has been necessitated by trends which show that most households in the urban areas rely [...]

‘Patched’ Training? Not In Healthcare Waste Management
Posted in General, PPP by Andrew Moseti on April 26th, 2011

The German Development Cooperation has been commended for spearheading the practical approach of working with the private sector in Health Care Waste (HCW) management and more importantly for the incessant cooperation it has accorded the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation so far. This is being done through a Public Private Partnership (PPP) within the [...]

The Year Ahead: Setting Priorities for Reproductive Health
Posted in RH, SWAP by Patricia Odero on April 25th, 2011

Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 5 aims to improve maternal health and has two areas of focus; reduction of maternal mortality by 75% as well as achieving universal access to reproductive health by 2015. Kenya has had some progress on these goals but considerable effort is required towards the MDG 5 goals. The Division of Reproductive [...]

Health Workers Urgently Needed to Reach MDGs
Posted in General, RH by Faith Mahinda on April 25th, 2011

The World Health Organization (WHO) in its World Health Report 2006 revealed that nearly 4.3 million more health workers (doctors, nurses and midwives) are needed worldwide to make essential healthcare accessible to all.  The report emphasizes that “workers are not just individuals but are integral parts of functioning health teams in which each member contributes [...]

Outbreak Notice: Do Health Care Workers Know What to do?
Posted in General, PPI by Jepchumba Violet on April 25th, 2011

A rapid assessment on pandemic readiness in Sub-Saharan Africa has revealed that there is a huge gap in training of healthcare workers on continuity of care in case of emergencies. GIZ, in line with its support for pandemic readiness commissioned the assessment which revealed that none of the 15 countries in which GIZ operates in [...]

Evaluation of Body Mapping Workshop
Posted in General by Anne Weber on April 18th, 2011

Healthcare professionals take care of the physical, psychological and social needs of their clients. They witness and try to assist in the trauma experienced by survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). Yet, these professionals receive little or no help in coping with these and other work place stresses. These challenging situations can affect the [...]

Stakeholders Meet on Healthcare Waste
Posted in General, PPP by Andrew Moseti on April 18th, 2011

Biomedical waste management was the main topic of discussion at a stakeholder’s forum held at the Fairview Hotel Nairobi on 16th March 2011. Attended by participants from central and local government, the private sector and the non-governmental sector, GIZ’s partnership with the Nairobi Women’s Hospital was held up as an example of best practice. The [...]

Capacity Building - Division of Disease Surveillance and Response
Posted in General, PPI by Lilian Maina on April 18th, 2011

“The procurement of IT equipment by GIZ Health Sector Program through the Pandemic Preparedness Initiative will bolster the performance of not only the officers working on the PPI project but the entire Division of Disease Surveillance and Response.” These were the words of Dr David Mutonga, the head of the Division of Disease Surveillance and [...]

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