- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- World TB Day 2015
World TB Day is designed to build public awareness that tuberculosis today remains an epidemic in much of the world, causing the deaths of nearly one-and-a-half million people each year, mostly in developing countries.
It commemorates the day in 1882 when Dr Robert Koch astounded the scientific community by announcing that he had discovered the cause of tuberculosis, the TB bacillus. With funding from USAID, CHS supports the Ministry of Health’s National Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Lung Disease Unit (NTLD-Unit) to expand access to quality-assured TB services in all of Kenya’s Counties and for all forms of TB, through the identification and implementation of evidence-based interventions that support and/or complement the activities of the NTLD-Unit. Read more about the Tuberculosis Accelerated Response and Care activity.