Kenya Health Communication Network; community of Professionals in Health and Development Communication in Kenya

  • Joseph Matalanga posted an update in the group Group logo of KenyaKenya 2 days, 13 hours ago

    Kenya joined the rest of the world to celebrate the launch the State of the World Population Report 2017. The event hosted by UNFPA Kenya and the National Council for Population and Development brought together participants with the theme “Worlds Apart: Reproductive health and rights in an age of inequality.”
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    Kenya joined the rest of the world to celebrate the launch the State of the World Population Report
  • Joseph Matalanga posted an update in the group Group logo of KenyaKenya 1 week, 3 days ago

    Kenya joins the rest of the world to observe the World Mental Health Day today with theme Mental Health in the workplace. The day is marked on this day every year with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues and mobilizing efforts in support of better mental health. The Ministry of Health will mark the event at Gilgil…[Read more]

    Kenya joins the rest of the world to observe the World Mental Health Day today with theme Mental Hea
  • Joseph Matalanga posted an update in the group Group logo of KenyaKenya 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    The Kenya Renal Association 14th Annual Scientific Conference is currently ongoing in Mombasa County. The co nference is the First Joint Conference of the East Africa Centre’s of Excellence (EACE) and is aimed at advancing knowledge and enhancing efforts for prevention, control & management of kidney diseases in the region. We look forward to…[Read more]

    The Kenya Renal Association 14th Annual Scientific Conference is currently ongoing in Mombasa CountyThe Kenya Renal Association 14th Annual Scientific Conference is currently ongoing in Mombasa County
  • Joseph Matalanga posted an update in the group Group logo of KenyaKenya 4 weeks, 1 day ago

    During a meeting to discuss the Health sector Medium Term Plan (MTP) III, the Principal Secretary for Health, Mr. Julius Korir revealed that the Ministry of Health intends to double the number of Kenyans accessing healthcare financing from the current 6 million to 15 million within the next five years. This will be done through the acceleration…[Read more]

  • Joseph Matalanga posted an update in the group Group logo of KenyaKenya 4 weeks, 1 day ago

    The ‘Help Me Walk Project,’ launched by Her Excellency Margaret Kenyatta, First Lady of the Republic of Kenya, is an initiative of the AIC Cure International Hospital geared towards providing services to children with disabilities. This came after the Ministry of Health developed guidelines to address early identification and referral of chi…[Read more]


  • Joseph Matalanga posted an update in the group Group logo of KenyaKenya 1 month, 1 week ago

    “Merck More than a Mother” initiative, first launched in Kenya in partnership with the Kenya Women Parliamentary Association, the University of Nairobi and the Kenya Fertility Society to address the need for interventions to reduce stigmatization and the social suffering of infertile women was launched in June 2015 by Belén Garijo, CEO Merck…[Read more]


  • Joseph Matalanga posted an update in the group Group logo of KenyaKenya 2 months ago

    Mandera County which has recorded the highest maternal mortality rates at 3,795 deaths per 100,000 live births has banked on volunteer community health workers as an addition in the war against maternal and infant deaths. This is in addition to the opening of a Community Life Centre (CLC) which integrates healthcare with socio-economic solutions,…[Read more]

  • Joseph Matalanga posted an update in the group Group logo of KenyaKenya 2 months ago

    Kenya has adopted Finlands solution to baby deaths by embracing Toto Care Box, The box is a maternal care package that contains items for the mother and the new born to ensure that the mother has what she needs to cater for her new born child for the first 28 days of life, which are the most critical. Lucy Wambui Kaigutha the founder of Toto Care…[Read more]


  • Joseph Matalanga posted an update in the group Group logo of KenyaKenya 2 months, 1 week ago

    Ms Caroline Munene, Managing Director AAR Insurance Company Limited wrote a piece in the Daily Nation on why Pooling services can lower health care cost. She talked on the importance of grouping together of resources (assets, equipment, personnel, effort, etc.) for the purposes of maximizing advantage or minimizing risk to the health users. Find…[Read more]


  • Joseph Matalanga posted an update in the group Group logo of KenyaKenya 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Some good news for Kenya as The Global Fund Technical Review Panel has approved Kenya’s Funding request for Ksh 36 Billion , which was submitted on May 23rd this year. The submission made through the Kenya Country Coordinating Mechanism, chaired by the Principal for Secretary, Mr. Julius Korir, with representation from the National and County G…[Read more]


  • Joseph Matalanga posted an update in the group Group logo of KenyaKenya 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Upishi Digi Kenya, a behavior change communication (BCC) project led and implemented by Population Services Kenya (PS Kenya) with support from the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves to stimulate the adoption and consistent use of cleaner cooking solutions in Kenya. The project aims to device ways of cooking using stoves that are cleaner and more…[Read more]


  • Joseph Matalanga posted an update in the group Group logo of KenyaKenya 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    The Health Journalism Symposium organized by the Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board which took place last week was used as a forum to discuss the importance of media in addressing public health issues. In his remarks, the Cabinet Secretary for health talked of how the media has a vital role in collectively shaping how citizens view government…[Read more]

  • Seth Otto posted an update in the group Group logo of KenyaKenya 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    There’s an app for that! Specifically, WhatsApp. This is a great example of how a group of young adults and adolescents are using WhatsApp to build community of support.

    http://blog.path.org/2017/06/improving-hiv-care-for-teens-in-kenya-with-virtual-friendships/


  • Joseph Matalanga posted an update in the group Group logo of KenyaKenya 3 months ago

    Kenya was last week chosen to be host to the Regional Collaborating Centre for the Africa Center for Disease Control (CDC). Disease surveillance experts from the 14 countries within the African Union Eastern Region met in Nairobi to discuss the operational arrangements for the regional center. The Cabinet Secretary of Health Dr Cleopa Mailu…[Read more]


  • Jenna Groman posted an update in the group Group logo of KenyaKenya 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    Stickers and a tv ad campaign are creating behavior change and saving lives in Kenya. http://www.bbc.com/news/av/magazine-40096722/the-magic-words-that-reduce-road-deaths


  • Monica Wanjiru posted an update in the group Group logo of KenyaKenya 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    New initiative to reduce infant mortality in Kenya. This should be interesting, for SBC practitioners:
    Coming soon, a human milk bank run on charity: http://www.nation.co.ke/health/3476990-3988026-hrb6muz/index.html

    • This seems like an interesting area for SBC to support and promote the initiative. As you can imagine just the culturally, breastfeeding a child with another mother’s breast milk is a big deal. It would be exciting to see how it goes

  • Alex Omari posted an update in the group Group logo of KenyaKenya 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    11 million Pregnancies averted. They could have led to Maternal morbidity, maternal mortality and unsafe abortions. Mammoth steps towards realizing maternal health progress- From 225million in 2014 to 214 million in…[Read more]


  • Joseph Matalanga posted an update in the group Group logo of KenyaKenya 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    The Principal Secretary for Health, Mr. Julius Korir will today lead the country delegation to attend the first ever World Health Organization Africa Health Forum, in Kigali, Rwanda on 27th -28th June 2017. Kenya stands to benefit in terms of improved Health Security through collective protection from Biological threats, progress towards Health…[Read more]


  • Enouce Ndeche posted an update in the group Group logo of KenyaKenya 4 months ago

    Hi,we are a community a community scheme that uses football based activities to address HIV and recently did a research study on football+HIV oral-self-testing

  • Joseph Matalanga posted an update in the group Group logo of KenyaKenya 4 months, 1 week ago

    More information on the just launched Kenya Framework for Elimination of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV and Syphilis 2016 to 2021 to be found in the link below:

    Health ministry fast tracks efforts for a generation born free of HIV by 2021.

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