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Biafra Medical Clinic offers free medical camp to local residents
Posted in General by Sylvia Wesner on April 18th, 2012

More than 650 patients from Eastleigh and Kamukunji areas of Nairobi had their various ailments treated for free at a medical camp organized by the Biafra Medical Clinic in Nairobi. Family planning and counseling, and services (implants, Intra Uterine Contraceptive Device, pills and condoms) were the most requested for services at the two day medical [...]

Taskforce launches report on implementation of Sexual Offences Act
Posted in Conferences/Workshops, FGM & Gender, Gender BACKUP, Human Rights by Rukia Yassin on April 18th, 2012

A general lack of awareness of legal provisions within the Sexual Offences Act (SOA) remains one of the key challenges in implementing the Act almost six years after it came into force in July 2006. A report on the implementation of the Act further mentions withdrawal of cases from the formal justice system due to [...]

My Way Out: A documentary on Body Mapping as a coping mechanism
Posted in General by Olivia Okech on April 11th, 2012

Body Mapping is a creative therapeutic tool that brings together bodily experience and visual artistic expression. In its basic form, it involves painting a life-size representation of one’s body onto a larger surface and using colors, pictures, symbols and words to represent experiences lived through the body and show the path that one has taken [...]

Is Kenya on track towards achieving the Abuja Declaration target ten years on?
Posted in General by Joanne Muigai on April 10th, 2012

Government health expenditure in Kenya has declined from 8 per cent in 2001/2002 to 4.6 percent in 2009/2010 (Kenya National Health Accounts 2009/2010). This is a far cry from the Abuja Declaration (April 2011) where African heads of state committed to allocate 15 per cent of their national budgets to health as well as mobilize [...]

NACC makes strides towards mainstreaming HIV into various sectors
Posted in HIV/AIDS Mainstreaming by Vaida Kontrimaite on April 9th, 2012

One of the strategic thrusts of the Kenya National AIDS Strategy Plan III (KNASP III) is to mainstream HIV into various sectors through long- term programming, addressing both the root causes and effects of the epidemic. It is for this reason that stakeholders recently met to discuss the first draft of the National Plan of [...]

Healthcare managers trained towards quality patient and staff safety
Posted in General by Mokaya Joshua on April 4th, 2012

Reliable access to quality, safe and affordable essential medicines and medical supplies remains a key challenge towards an efficient, quality healthcare system in Kenya. One of the strategic thrusts of the Ministry of Medical Services (MoMs) is to address this challenge. To this end, the German Development Cooperation has partnered with German healthcare products company [...]

Strides towards improved reproductive healthcare in Kenya as key documents and website are launched
Posted in RH by Maureen Adudans on April 1st, 2012

In an effort to implement the Constitution in as far as health and particularly reproductive health is concerned, the Division of Reproductive Health (DRH) in collaboration with other stakeholders launched key documents to bridge identified gaps in reproductive health knowledge. The documents, which included the National Reproductive Tract Cancer Guidelines, the Maternal and Newborn Health [...]