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Ministry launches “KADI”, documentary on Reproductive Health Out-put Based Aid
Posted in General, RH by Cynthia on August 24th, 2012

Scores of stakeholders involved in provision of reproductive health services converged at the Louis Leakey Auditorium of the National Museum in Nairobi, to witness the launch of “KADI”, a documentary film of the Reproductive Health –Out put Based Aid (RH-OBA) programme.  This is a programme supported jointly by the German Development Bank KfW and Ministry [...]

Ten stations for team building and fun: MYSA improves awareness on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health in Mathare
Posted in RH, School Health by Myriam Sikaala on August 8th, 2012

For the second time, student peer educators (PE) of 12 secondary schools from Mathare Slums took a break from their busy school schedule to participate in an “Educative Forum” at the Mathare Youth Sports Association (MYSA) grounds in Nairobi. The event, which took place on July 13, 2012, saw 192 peer educators of 12 AIDS [...]

GIZ hosts B Braun Melsungen board member
Posted in PPP by Mokaya Joshua on July 19th, 2012

Dr. Meinrad Lugan, a board member at B. Braun Melsungen and head of the hospital care division, was on his maiden tour to Kenya in June 5-6, 2012. His visit was aimed at assessing progress made within the GIZ/B. Braun public private partnership (PPP) project, as well as meet officials and partners from GIZ – [...]

GIZ Kenya Newsletter July 2012
Posted in General by Olivia Okech on July 19th, 2012

Health emergency response in Kenya: ‘looking back for a better future’
Posted in General by Jepchumba Violet on June 27th, 2012

Putting in place an overall policy to guide Kenya’s implementation of emergency responses was one of the recommendations made at a round-table meeting to share experiences from the just concluded GIZ Health Sector Drought Response Programme. Government officials, partners and key stakeholders attended the two-day meeting held in Athi-river where it was agreed that the [...]

Course Announcement: 3rd round of fellowships in the Capacity Building for Effective Health (CBEH) programme
Posted in General by kevinrombe on June 15th, 2012

The Objective of these fellowships is to strengthen capacities of individuals and institutions to tackle core problem areas of the health system. The fellowships are open to candidates from both public and private sectors in Kenya. This round will award six fellowships for a 42 week in-service training in Human Resources for Health which will [...]

NHIF challenged to post audited financial statements on website
Posted in General, Health Financing by Alisha Rahemtulla on June 12th, 2012

A recent study by the International Budget Partnership (IBP) has recommended that Kenya’s National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) should be more public about their affairs and post on its website its audited financial statements for the past 10 years. IBP together with Twaweza Ni sisi, a citizen centered initiative focusing on large-scale change in East [...]

Government strengthens coordination towards efficient comprehensive school health programmes
Posted in School Health by Jepchumba Violet on June 12th, 2012

With the operationalization of the comprehensive school health (CSH) policy gathering pace in Kenya, the Ministries of Public Health and Sanitation and of Education are instituting measures to ensure a coordinated approach in implementation.  A common Costed National Implementation Strategy (CNIS) and a National Monitoring and Evaluation Framework will guide these efforts.

Development Partners in Health Kenya meeting addresses immunization priorities and financing models of the sector
Posted in General by Patricia Odero on June 7th, 2012

Kenya has coverage of over 80 per cent for the measles vaccine. Despite this success, the country still has documented measles outbreaks due to gaps in routine immunization. The Division of Vaccines and Immunization recently reported 1031 documented cases of measles between January 2011 and May 2012. The majority of these cases occurred in children [...]

Family planning Technical Working Group addresses low supply of contraceptives in district facilities
Posted in RH by Maureen Adudans on May 28th, 2012

District health facilities/stores continue to bear the brunt of insufficient Family Planning (FP) supplies as compared to private and NGO facilities, which, are buffered by other sources. Key findings from the Kenya Urban Reproductive Health Supply Chain study indicate that contraceptive supply at national level is effective, unlike district stores occasioned by frequent stock outs [...]

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