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Integrating Influenza Surveillance into Routine Hospital Operations- Lessons from Nakuru
Posted in Disease Surveillance, General, PPI by Jepchumba Violet on May 29th, 2011

The successful integration of influenza surveillance activities within the  routine processes of the Nakuru Provincial General Hospital (PGH) presents a best practice that can be utilised as a reference point in improving performance in other Influenza Sentinel Surveillance sites in the country. Nakuru PGH has integrated surveillance activities to routine hospital activities, a step that [...]

Some Lessons for Kenya on integrating Global Fund Country Coordinating Mechanisms with National AIDS Structures
Posted in General, HIV/AIDS Mainstreaming by Anna-Carin Kandimaa on May 29th, 2011

In an article titled “Perspectives of Integrating Country Coordinating Mechanisms with Existing National Health and AIDS Structures:Emerging Issues and Future Directions,” published in Global Health Governance Journal, Volume IV, No 1, 2010, Clare Dickinson and Nel Druce give an analysis of how countries are adapting the architecture and requirements for national governance of the Global [...]

Enhancing Transparency and Accountability in Procurement of Pharmaceuticals
Posted in General by Yvonne Arunga on May 29th, 2011

The World Health Organisation estimates that approximately 18% of health care spending goes into procurement of pharmaceuticals. Majority of African countries grapple with inefficiencies in procurement of pharmaceuticals as a result of poor governance, leading to poor quality, stock-outs, price inflation and wastages of pharmaceuticals. All these translate to under performance in the delivery of [...]

Investing in Maternal Health is a Prudent Choice
Posted in RH by Faith Mahinda on May 29th, 2011

“If the needs for family planning and maternal and newborn health services were met, unintended pregnancies would drop by more than two thirds, from 75 million in 2008 to 22 million per year, 70% of maternal deaths would be averted- a decline from 550,000 to 160,000 and 44% of newborn deaths would be averted- decline [...]

Addressing the Challenge of Unintended Pregnancies
Posted in HIV/AIDS Mainstreaming, Policy, RH by Rukia Yassin on May 28th, 2011

Kenya saw a drastic decline in fertility from 8 children per woman in the mid-70s to less than 5 children in the mid-90s. However, the gains began to dwindle in late 1990s due to a number of factors: unmet need for contraception, cuts in government spending on sexual and reproductive health, and unintended pregnancy among [...]

GIZ Reiterates its Passion for Kenya
Posted in General by Olivia Okech on May 27th, 2011

  Streamlining Kenya’s strategic statement characterized this years’ GIZ Kenya Expert Assembly (KEA). More than 90 professional staff of GIZ in Kenya attended the assembly. GIZ General Representative Mr. Hendrik Linneweber expressed (in Swahili) how happy he was to be working in Kenya, appreciating the good work put in by all staff members. Mr. Linneweber [...]

Humans. Rights. Development. To Value, Protect, and Strengthen Human Rights!
Posted in General by christina frey on May 27th, 2011

“The Federal Government is committed to the universality of human rights, to the rule of law and the rule of law in international relations and considers human rights policy as a cross-cutting issue that encompasses all aspects of politics.”  (Action Plan Human Rights of the Federal Government 2010 – 2012)

“Stakeholder Dialogues”: Finding Solutions to Complex Challenges of Sustainable Development
Posted in Conferences/Workshops, Course Announcements, General, Policy by Rukia Yassin on May 25th, 2011

How an organization manages or engages stakeholders can determine the success or failure of a project. In particular, the ability of the dialogue initiator to determine which among consultative stakeholder dialogues or implementation –oriented stakeholder dialogues, will greatly influence success in achieving results. These were among the concepts acquired while attending a course on “Working [...]

The Outlawed Amongst Us: Report on Equality and Non-Discrimination of Sexual Minorities in Kenya
Posted in General by Jeanette Riedl on May 23rd, 2011

Arbitrary arrests, harassment, sexual abuse by police, religious instigated homophobic attacks and difficulty in accessing healthcare services are among the challenges faced by Lesbian, Gay Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) members of the society. This is according to a human rights report dubbed “The Outlawed Amongst Us” a study of the LGBTI community in Kenya, [...]

Trained Teachers on Sexual and Reproductive Health for Adolescents Required
Posted in General, RH by Faith Mahinda on May 19th, 2011

A report of a rapid assessment on adolescents and sexual challenges in Kenya has revealed that a disparity exists between the number of trained teachers on sexual and reproductive health and the demand for the training. The report “Assessment on the Effectiveness of Life skills Education in Kenya” launched on May 11 2011 further reveals [...]

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