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Course Announcement: ‘Management of Medicines in International Health’
Posted in General by Olivia Okech on March 27th, 2012

The number and categories of usable medicines are steadily rising but the financial resources available for health services remain limited. This means that the rational management of medicines is becoming increasingly important in public health care in order to have optimal use of the allocated budget and offer health services with the best quality. The [...]

Biafra clinic sensitizes women on GBV and Sexual Offences Act on International Women’s Day
Posted in General by Olivia Okech on March 19th, 2012

The Biafra Medical Clinic staff celebrated this year’s International Women’s Day by educating women living in areas of Eastleigh and Kamukunji in Nairobi on Gender Based Violence (GBV), the Sexual Offences Act (SOA), family planning and life skills. More than 130 GBV survivors, single and teen members attended the education program at the resource centre [...]

Healthcare waste management project undergoes evaluation as it ventures into social marketing
Posted in General by Andrew Moseti on March 15th, 2012

Increasing frequency of incineration to curb backlog, and changes in the structure of the management of the Nairobi Women’s Hospital incinerator are among recommendations made after an evaluation of the project by a German mission. International consultants from Germany, Etlog Health GmBH were in the country from February 14-24 2012, to conduct a technical evaluation [...]

GIZ Health Sector Programme living the merger
Posted in General by Orina on March 12th, 2012

The GIZ Health Sector Programme held its annual operational planning workshop on February 23-24 2012 at a Nairobi hotel.  The workshop also doubled up as a platform for colleagues to share experiences on integration after the merger of three German organizations: Deutscher Entwicklungsdienst (DED), Deutscher Gesellschaft für Technischer Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH and Internationale Weiterbildung und [...]

Kenya-Germany exchange programme forum discusses ‘health politics’ in Kenya
Posted in General by Charity Tongoi on March 8th, 2012

The Kenyan Government has the responsibility of providing quality health services to all citizens as enshrined in the Constitution. However, this human right is not guaranteed for the majority of Kenyans as many slum dwellers and citizens of poor urban and remote areas do not have access to sufficient and affordable basic health care. It [...]

Government scales up implementation of comprehensive school health programmes
Posted in School Health by Jepchumba Violet on March 4th, 2012

Lack of sustainability of school health programmes is a key challenge in implementing the National School Health Policy and Guidelines launched in 2009. A stakeholders meeting held in early February resolved to deal with this challenge by working within a proposed Comprehensive School Health Sustainability Charter in Kenya. The charter commits all stakeholders within the [...]