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 1 day, 23 hours 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 days 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 1 week, 2 days 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 3 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 3 weeks, 1 day 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 3 weeks, 2 days 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 4 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 1 month, 1 week 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 1 month, 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 1 month, 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 1 month, 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 1 month, 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 2 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 2 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.

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

    The Leadership Summit held yesterday which was graced by Her Excellency the First Lady of Kenya, Margaret Kenyatta brought together policy makers, leaders and key stakeholders in the Maternal and Child Health programmes to celebrate the milestones the Beyond Zero campaign has made over the last four years including the unveiling a new road-map by…[Read more]

    The Leadership Summit held yesterday which was graced by Her Excellency the First Lady of Kenya, Mar
  • Joseph Matalanga posted an update in the group Group logo of KenyaKenya 2 months, 1 week ago

    The 1st Extra Ordinary Council of Health Ministers was held last week from 7th -9th June in Arusha Tanzania and the Kenya delegation was led by the Principal Secretary for Health, Mr. Julius Korir. During the meeting the PS noted that there was need to adopt a regional approach to address the regions health challenges more effectively. He further…[Read more]


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

    Permanent Secretary of Health Julius Korir opens Maisha HIV/AIDS 2017 conference that is aimed to discuss on how best to end new HIV infections in Kenya. The theme of the conference is “Translating the Science to End New Infections in Kenya:Perspectives,Practices &Lessons.” This is a very informative session as they contribute in the promotion of…[Read more]

    Permanent Secretary of Health Julius Korir opens Maisha HIV/AIDS 2017 conference that is aimed to di
  • Joseph Matalanga posted an update in the group Group logo of KenyaKenya 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    WHO was established to promote health and ease the burden of disease worldwide. The Organization takes direction for its goals and priorities from the 194 Member States it is designed to serve. Each year, senior health officials from Member States come to Geneva to participate in the World Health Assembly. It is at the Health Assembly that WHO’s…[Read more]

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

    The World Health Assembly which is ongoing from 22nd May – 31st May was attended by delegations from all WHO Member States and focuses on a specific health agenda prepared by the Executive Board. On the sidelines Health Cabinet Secretary, Dr. Cleopa Mailu met the WHO Director General Special representative, Dr. Hajima Inoue at the World Health…[Read more]

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

    The Cabinet Secretary for Health, Dr. Cleopa Mailu held discussions with his counterpart from Uruguay, Dr. Jorge Basso, on Kenya’s participation in the upcoming Global conference on enhancing policy coherence to prevent and Control non-communicable diseases.
    The conference is scheduled to take place in October 18-20, 2017 in Montevideo, Uruguay. A…[Read more]

    The Cabinet Secretary for Health, Dr. Cleopa Mailu held discussions with his counterpart from Urugua
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