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Conference Calls for More Evidence to Back Up Fight Against FGM/C Globally
Posted in Conferences/Workshops, FGM & Gender, Human Rights by Rukia Yassin on October 27th, 2011

A conference on Female Genital Mutilation/Circumcision (FGM/C) has recommended the set-up of an African Coordinating Centre on Research and Training for ending FGM/C.  The rationale for The African Centre for Research and Leadership Training for the Abandonment of FGM/C would be to support strengthening of leadership and research capacity of FGM/C issues in Africa by [...]

Kenya’s Food Insecurity: What Options for Long Term Solutions?
Posted in Drought Response, General by Jepchumba Violet on October 27th, 2011

Increasing leadership capacity and a clear vision in disaster preparedness could be the answers to a sustainable solution for dealing with drought in the country. The Kenya Alliance of Resident Association (KARA) recently brought together stakeholders from various areas to come up with Kenyan ideas on possible sustainable solutions to the country’s perennial drought problem. [...]

Female Genital Mutilation Illegalized as Kenya Passes Law Against ‘The Cut’
Posted in FGM & Gender, General, Human Rights, Policy, RH by Rukia Yassin on October 24th, 2011

It is now illegal to practice female circumcision, procure the services of a circumciser, or send somebody out of the country to undergo the illegal ‘cut’. The recent Presidential accent of the “Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Bill, 2010” has made the 1999 ban on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) into law. Offenders of this law [...]

Klaus Hornetz Calls for an All - Inclusive Health Policy Framework Process
Posted in General by Olivia Okech on October 18th, 2011

“The health policy framework is not a document that is being conceived and designed in Afya House only, it is owned by the Kenyan people and I think the process must reflect this.” Dr. Klaus Hornetz, the outgoing Programme leader of the GIZ Health Sector Programme in Kenya strongly believes in an all inclusive process [...]

Reducing Maternal Deaths by Focusing on Accountability in Health Facilities
Posted in General, RH by Faith Mahinda on October 13th, 2011

A recently published report on Partnerships for Maternal Newborn and Child Health and the Countdown to 2015     indicates that Kenya is currently losing more than 7,000 women annually, a rate of 21 daily, to pregnancy related complications. However, a report by the the  Human Rights Watch shows that a greater focus on accountability in health facilities offering [...]

Nairobi Women’s Hospital Staff Trained on Healthcare Waste Management
Posted in General, PPP by Andrew Moseti on October 13th, 2011

The urgent need for hospital managers to allocate more resources to the waste management division of their facilities was a key recommendation from a hospital specific training to staff of the Nairobi Women’s Hospital (NWH).  The training took place from 28 September to 6 October 2011 and it was aimed at increasing their level of [...]

Kenya Observes World Hospice and Palliative Care Day with Film Screening of “WIT”
Posted in General by atia on October 12th, 2011

Kenya joined 80 other countries around the world to observe the World Hospice and Palliative Care Day on 8 October 2011. The Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association (KEHPCA) celebrated the day by showing a screenplay titled “WIT”. The film tells the story of Vivian Bearing (Emma Thompson), a 48-year-old university professor, whose life is [...]

Body Mapping Exhibition in Nairobi Attracts Crowds
Posted in General by Olivia Okech on October 12th, 2011

Written By Sophie Kelliher (Art2Be)  On Saturday the 1st of October GIZ, Art2Be and TICAH successfully opened the secondexhibition, in a series of three, of “Our Bodies, Our Stories” at the National Museum in Nairobi.  Fourty seven year old Adriana O’Meara, one of the viewers of the exhibition appreciated it, describing it as “moving beyond [...]

GIZ Promotes the Gender Agenda through a Gender Strategy
Posted in General by Olivia Okech on October 12th, 2011

GIZ has put in place a gender strategy aimed at improving gender mainstreaming, and promoting gender equality within the international cooperation. GIZ work is anchored in human rights for all, therefore the Gender Strategy 2010 -2014 will ensure that gender equality is comprehensively integrated in Germany and more specific in the field structure, ensuring that [...]

Mid-Term Review of the Kenya National AIDS Strategic Plan in the Offing
Posted in General, HIV/AIDS Mainstreaming by Humboldt on October 10th, 2011

A task force to review the effectiveness and assess the progress towards expected outcomes of the Kenya National AIDS Strategic Plan 2009-2013 (KNASP III) has been formed .  A committee to supervise the process has also been formed to look into the review, particularly in the four pillars of the strategic plan: Gender Equality and Human Rights; [...]

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