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Women in Bondo and Vihiga Districts Commit to Increase Demand for Family Planning Services
Posted in General by Irene Omogi on January 26th, 2012

Women leaders from Bondo and Vihiga districts have renewed their efforts to dispel myths and misconceptions on modern family planning methods in the two districts.  Through forums held on the 19 – 20 January 2012, opinion leaders in the communities agreed to support modern family planning methods in an effort to improve maternal health indicators [...]

Healthcare Waste Management: Lessons from GIZ/Nairobi Women’s Hospital Partnership
Posted in General by Andrew Moseti on January 24th, 2012

More private hospitals in Nairobi are subscribing to proper waste treatment techniques after more than 16 tonnes of medicalwaste was aptly treated at the Nairobi Women’s Hospital incinerator. This according to the technical advisor of the partnership Andrew Moseti, is a commitment to increase employee as well as public safety. This therefore calls for a continuous [...]

German Federal Minister Visits Drought Response Projects in Kenya
Posted in Drought Response, General by Goekcen Alco on January 24th, 2012

The German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Dirk Niebel and the BMZ (Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development) department head Dr. Friedrich Kitschelt are expected to visit Kenya next week. The German delegation is expected to tour various GIZ projects but of priority are those that deal with drought response in the [...]

Health Sector to Focus on Development of New Sector Strategic Plan
Posted in General, Policy by Patricia Odero on January 22nd, 2012

The National Health Sector Strategic Plan (NHSSP II), Kenya’s comprehensive out-put and performance oriented strategy of the health sector, comes to an end in June 2012. A review of the strategic plan will be undertaken from February to March 2012, paving way for the development of the next plan: Kenya Health Sector Strategic Plan-KHSSP (2012-2017). [...]

Removal of User Fees for Health Services: How Other Countries Have Done It
Posted in Health Financing, Policy, Projects by atia on January 12th, 2012

“Removing User fees has the potential to improve access to health services, especially for the poor” (B. Messen, et al, 2011). An ‘experts consultation’ organized by UNICEF in 2005 reached a similar consensus, one that has been corroborated by various experts on health across the world. However, B. Messen, et al synthesizes from a set [...]

Kenyan-German Drought Response Strengthens Health Systems in West Pokot and Turkana Districts
Posted in Drought Response by Lilian Maina on January 12th, 2012

Implementation of emergency response activities to mitigate the effects of last year’s severe drought in parts of Northern Kenya continues. However, localized flash floods experienced late last year reported in parts of Wajir, Turkana, Pokot and Mandera districts affected some of these activities. The Christian Health Association of Kenya (CHAK) was among the organizations affected [...]

Rwanda Models Best Practices on GBV in Conflict and Post Conflict Settings
Posted in Conferences/Workshops, FGM & Gender, Human Rights by Rukia Yassin on January 12th, 2012

Lessons learnt from Rwanda’s 1994 genocide period has pushed the country to adopt a holistic approach in the fight against Gender Based Violence (GBV), making it a model country in addressing GBV in conflict and post conflict settings. A two-day workshop convened in Kigali, in November 2011 brought together participants from 13 countries in the [...]

Stakeholders to Focus on the “Causes of the Causes” of Non Communicable Diseases
Posted in General by Faith Mahinda on January 4th, 2012

Adopting “non-medicalised” approaches and innovations that help tackle the “causes of the causes” of Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) has been touted as the most effective and practical way of reducing incidences of NCDs in the country. This involves the need to invest in community-based interventions, supportive policy decisions, inter-sectoral action and healthcare reforms in the [...]