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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 [...]