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Internews’ Health Voice Amplified (HVA) project, officially launched in February 2017, will train 28 journalists in three counties in Kenya around Maternal and Neonatal Health (MNH). HVA’s main aim is to increase the visibility of successful approaches to maternal and newborn health (MNH) problems in Kenya.
In Internews’ experience, the media is a highly effective means to increase accurate knowledge, and the use and acceptance of health products, services and behaviors. Working with the media is particularly effective when trying to communicate stories of prevention around new diseases, reduce stigma, address complex culturally based behaviors, or introduce new products, services and technologies to address more familiar health issues.
In 2017, a nurses’ strike in Kenya caused maternal deaths to double.
The United States government plays a vital role in preventing and mitigating violence through smart investments in peacebuilding initiatives around the world. In Kenya, for example, during the 2017 elections, investments through USAID’s Complex Crises Fund helped to prevent an outbreak of violence. Past elections in Kenya have been fraught with violence, particularly in 2007 when 1,300 people were killed and 600,000 displaced.
Kenyan journalists are serving as watchdogs as Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) in Nairobi has come under attack for operating on the wrong patient, as well as other controversies.
In its 2017 annual sustainability report, Kenya’s largest company Safaricom said the biggest challenge it confronted during the year
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