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Implementation to Improve Health Care Waste Management
Posted in PPP by Andrew Moseti on July 31st, 2011

A paradigm shift from traditional systems of policing to implementation of rules on Health Care Waste Management (HCWM) by the regulatory authority, could bring about the desired effects of revamping health care waste technology in the country. Professor Sylvia Oyoo of the University of Maryland, USA pointed out that although it is important to develop [...]

GIZ Set to Pilot Use of Technology to Improve Diagnosis and Therapy of Illnesses
Posted in PPP by Charles Ryoba on July 28th, 2011

The German Development Cooperation through the GIZ Health Sector Programme has partnered with Metropolitan and Meridian Hospitals in Kenya, to pilot a project that will use technology to diagnose and provide care for specific illnesses. GIZ is partnering with the German company Biomedpark Medien to deliver a patient centered electronic health information system to the [...]

GIZ and B Braun Seek to Improve Medical Safety and Health Services Provision in Kenya
Posted in PPP by Mokaya Joshua on July 25th, 2011

The GIZ Health Sector Programme has entered into a partnership with B Braun, one of the World’s leading health care suppliers, with a view to facilitate improvements in medical safety and health service provision in the Kenyan health sector. To achieve this objective, this project intends to implement a number of initiatives including support the [...]

Health Sector Stakeholders Launch Initiative to Determine Cost of Maternal Mortality
Posted in General by Patricia Odero on July 25th, 2011

Kenya has a maternal mortality ratio of 488 deaths per 100,000 live births. This number describes the women who each year die during childbirth or due to pregnancy related complications. While this number is significant in and of itself, the impact of a mother’s death on her family and community is even more devastating. Global [...]

Government Takes Steps to Integrate Reproductive Health and HIV Services
Posted in HIV/AIDS Mainstreaming, RH by Faith Mahinda on July 25th, 2011

Reproductive Health (RH) and HIV services have similar characteristics, target populations and desired outcomes. Clients seeking HIV services and those seeking RH services often share common needs and concerns and integrating services enables providers to efficiently and comprehensively address them.

Using Social marketing to Increase Demand for Reproductive Health Services
Posted in General by Faith Mahinda on July 24th, 2011

Social marketing is gaining currency as a tool to encourage positive behavior change among those underserved by existing public and private health systems. Social marketing is designed to improve the uptake of health services amongst low income people by increasing both the demand and supply for health services by relying on educational campaigns.

Health for All Kenyans through Innovation: Identification of Poorest of the Poor
Posted in Health Financing by atia on July 21st, 2011

“The Government of Kenya (GoK) recognizes that the healthcare financing system is the linchpin of the healthcare system. Improving the financing of the sector is thus considered a key priority… Equally important is the need to ensure social health protection in case of illness in the family, more so for the poor and vulnerable” (Source: [...]

Health Care Delivery in Kenya Shifts Focus to Primary and Lower Levels
Posted in Health Financing by atia on July 21st, 2011

40% of Kenyans who fall sick do not seek medical care due to the cost of care and other access constraints. This obliges the Kenyan government to examine ways of protecting the poor and other vulnerable groups in order to ensure that they access medical services when in need. This is according to the Sector [...]

Unfriendly Hospital Staff a Challenge to Maternal Health in Kenya
Posted in General by Humboldt on July 19th, 2011

Unfriendly health staff makes up one of the key reasons why women, particularly in rural areas prefer to deliver at home. Research by Population Studies and Research Institute indicates that six out of every ten women (63.3%) deliver at home with few of them taking up antenatal care. Other reasons include distance to health facilities [...]

European Union’s Initiative to Boost Achievement of Millennium Development Goal 5
Posted in General by Klaus Hornetz on July 19th, 2011

With only four years left to the deadline of meeting the Millineum Development Goals (MDG), the European Union (EU) has come up with an initiative to contribute to the reduction of maternal, neonatal and under five mortality rates. The purpose of the initiative is improved access, utilisation, quality of maternal, neonatal and under five healthcare [...]

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