- International Day of the Girl Child 2017
October 11 is the International Day of the Girl Child, a global commemoration with a focus on creating equal opportunities for the 1.1 billion girls around the world for a better future. They are a great source of energy, power and creativity; who can drive change and help build a better future for all. Yet, most girls face disadvantage and discrimination on a daily basis, and those living through crises are suffering even more.
This year’s commemoration is focussed on the theme, “EmPOWER girls: Before, during and after conflict”.
Every 10 minutes, somewhere in the world, an adolescent girl dies as a result of violence. In humanitarian emergencies, gender-based violence often increases, subjecting girls to sexual and physical violence, child marriage, exploitation and trafficking. Adolescent girls in conflict zones are 90% more likely to be out of school when compared to girls in conflict-free countries, compromising their future prospects for work and financial independence as adults.
With support from The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through CDC, CHS provides quality health services for victims of gender-based violence across all our supported facilities.
Let us all unite to fight for the rights and protection of all girls and women in all contexts, while working to end violence against them, recognising their indigenous rights, and building peaceful and cohesive communities.Read More...Please follow and like us:
- 7th Conference on Peer Education, Sexuality, HIV and AIDS
CHS is participating in this year’s edition of the International Conference on Peer Education, Sexuality, HIV and AIDS, being held in Nairobi, Kenya between June 15-17, 2016.
This three-days conference is organised and hosted by the National Organisation of Peer Educators (NOPE), in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, the National AIDS Control Council (NACC) and the National AIDS & STI Control Programme (NASCOP). It brings together about 1,200 participants among them key stakeholders in HIV programming, from Africa and beyond.
As part of our commitment towards being a learning organisation, CHS is sponsoring a number of organisational and facility staff to the conference. We shall also be sharing our best practices and lessons learnt through the course of implementation of our Tegemeza program in various forums.Read More...Please follow and like us:
- KPA 16th Annual Scientific Conference
CHS is participating in this year’s Kenya Paediatric Association’s (KPA) Conference that runs from April 26 – 29 in Eldoret. This 16th Annual Scientific Conference is held under the theme “Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD’s) Epidemic: A Focus on Early Life Determinants.”
The agenda of this four-day conference will focus on devolution in health, paediatric in disasters, malaria, nutrition and allergy. NCDs commonly referred to as ‘lifestyle’ diseases, include cancer, diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular diseases among others. They account for about 38 million deaths globally every year, half of them being in low and middle-income countries.
In Kenya, the number of premature deaths caused by NCDs has been on the increase with cancer and cardiovascular diseases contributing the highest numbers. Children are also vulnerable to these diseases.
CHS, through its TB ARC activity will be coordinating sessions on the Management of TB in Children, in conjunction with the Ministry of Health.Read More...Please follow and like us:
- CHS 5 Year Anniversary
This October, CHS will be marking the start of its fifth year of operations!
We have planned a number of activities and events to mark this major milestone and look forward to the opportunity to share the year with our partners, supporters and beneficiaries.
More details to follow.Read More...Please follow and like us: