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Stakeholders Discuss Strategies Towards Sustainable Global Health
Posted in Conferences/Workshops by Patricia Odero on June 30th, 2011

“Health and disease increasingly defy national borders. Prevention plays a key role in addressing these global health challenges. So far the global health debate has not paid sufficient attention to the potential of prevention. It is the objective of the conference to help fill this gap by bringing a preventive focus to the global health [...]

Kenya Embraces Web-based Innovation to Improve Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response
Posted in General, PPI by Yvonne Arunga on June 30th, 2011

In a globalized world, diseases can rapidly spread via international travel and trade, constituting a crisis that impacts on the livelihoods and economies of several countries. Kenya, has now designed innovative measures to respond to this challenge. Kenya’s Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation (MoPHS) through its Division of Disease Surveillance and Response (DDSR) has [...]

Kenya Seeks Additional Resources to Accelerate Achievement of Child and Maternal Health MDGs
Posted in RH by Patricia Odero on June 29th, 2011

“While evidence gathered shows that global progress over the past 10 years has been relatively good for the poverty and gender parity goals, most countries are still off track on most Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and  regional  trends  indicate that  Sub-Saharan African countries lag  much behind  other regions. This mixed picture justifies the constant attention [...]

Development Partners Urged to Harmonize and Align Health Sector Support
Posted in General, Health Financing by Stephanie Sealy on June 28th, 2011

Development partners (DPs) in the health sector need to do much more to harmonize and align support to the Government of Kenya (GoK). This is according to Aid Effectiveness Group (AEG), in a presentation made during the Development Partners in Health, Kenya meeting that was held on 16th June 2011.

Stakeholders Report Key Milestones in Achieving Family Planning Commodity Security
Posted in General by Faith Mahinda on June 27th, 2011

The Family Planning Technical Working Group (FP TWG), comprising of partners supporting the Division of Reproductive Health (DRH), met at a Nairobi Hotel on 7th June 2011 to discuss various interventions aimed achieving family planing commodity security. Some of the achievements highlighted include: strengthened linkages between provincial and district hospitals and the Division for Reproductive [...]

Launching OBA Programme Extension in Kilifi
Posted in General, RH by Klaus Hornetz on June 26th, 2011

The expansion of the KFW funded OBA programme was celebrated by an official launch on Friday 17th June 2011 in Kilifi. During the occasion, a ceremony to celebrate the first mothers and babies to benefit from access to safe motherhood services was held. The programme has been extended into Kilifi County as part of the [...]

Bravilian Queens: Empowering Girls through Football
Posted in General by Olivia Okech on June 22nd, 2011

The sight of teenage girls playing football in various fields in Dagoretti and Kawangware areas in Nairobi on Sunday afternoons, is not uncommon. Their involvement and excitement on the pitch is unmatched despite the rough fields with patches of sharp grass blades. These are not random girls from the surrounding (slum) areas playing football matches, but [...]

Training of CSOs on Gender-sensitive and Gender-transformative HIV Programming
Posted in Gender BACKUP, General by gabriele on June 16th, 2011

  Two Gender BACKUP partners, The Health Rights Advocacy Forum (Heraf) together with the Health NGO Network (HENNET) have undergone training on gender analysis as well as gender-sensitive and gender-transformative HIV programming. The training was informed by a baseline assessment on Civil Society Organizations’ (CSOs) capacity to engage in gender analysis, as well as gender-sensitive [...]

GIZ Kenya Embarks on a Gender Audit Process
Posted in Gender BACKUP, General by gabriele on June 16th, 2011

GIZ Kenya projects and programmes, including the Country Office will undergo Gender Audits within the next six months. This is thought as an assessment process for GIZ Kenya in identifying how gender issues are addressed in the internal organizational processes and it will help to identify good practices and gaps, promote organizational learning on how [...]

Lessons on Why and How to Monitor and Evaluate?
Posted in General, M & E, Projects by Jepchumba Violet on June 6th, 2011

‘Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) is an integral component of the project planning and implementation processes’ so says every Tom, Doris and Harry. Unfortunately confusion reigns as to what Monitoring and Evaluation entails.   The biggest question though is whether we know how to effectively monitor and evaluate our programmes to ensure successful implementation and achievement of [...]

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