Human rights are a guiding principle for German development cooperation. The recent strategy of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) on “Human Rights in German Development Policy” (BMZ, 2011) reaffirms that a human rights-based approach (HRBA) should be systematically integrated in all sectors and at all levels of German development cooperation.
Since 2006, the German-Kenyan Health Sector Programme has adopted a human rights-based approach. Its objective is to improve equitable access – especially for the poor and marginalised groups comprising those affected by HIV/AIDS – to affordable and good quality healthcare, particularly in the area of reproductive health. The programme works both at national and regional levels. Besides government institutions the programme cooperates with faith-based organisations, non-governmental organisation networks and the private sector in order to ensure better health system outcomes. The link below is a document summarizing HRBA of the GIZ Kenya Health Sector Programme since 2006.2013-08-27
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