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Minister Gerd Müller

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Germany’s largest ever contribution to the Global Fund

At the G7 Summit in Biarritz, France, Chancellor Angela Merkel announced Germany’s contribution to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria for the three-year period 2020-2022. Germany’s pledge of one billion Euro represents an increase of more than 17% compared to its 2016 pledge and is the country’s largest ever contribution.

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First lady from Chad in conversation with SheDecides guiding group.

Access to health services
Why Gender Matters for UHC

The promise of universal access to health services remains unrealized – especially for many women and girls. On the sidelines of the High-Level meeting on UHC on 23 September in New York, SheDecides, BMZ and the Netherlands invited decision-makers to discuss how women and girls can gain access to the health services they so urgently need. 

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Going the last digital mile

Malawi
Going the last digital mile

Health professionals need access to real-time data systems to make better-informed decisions about the care they provide to their patients. In the first project of its kind in Malawi, a German development cooperation programme with co-financing from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is helping to get health facilities in Dedza district connected to the national digital network. How does this work?

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Students at Tubman University, Liberia

Liberia
Making health training institutions gender-responsive

A toolbox supports health pre-service training institutions in assessing their gender responsiveness, in developing gender action plans and in conducting basic gender trainings. It was developed and tested at training institutions in Liberia and contains many useful tools for health training organisations in low-resource settings.

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Dr Yubaraj Khatiwada, Minister of Finance, Nepal

Nepal
Nepal’s pathway towards Universal Social Protection

On 22 July 2019, social protection experts and government officials from Nepal, other Asian countries and beyond attended this high-level conference to exchange on harmonisation and integration of national social protection systems. Interested in learning from Cambodia, India, Malawi and Pakistan, Nepal expressed its commitment to move beyond fragmentation.

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The cows coming home as dusk falls

Pandemic Preparedness
Assessing outbreak response capacities in the EAC region

After months of planning, almost 300 participants and observers took part in an ambitious cross-border Field Simulation Exercise on the Kenyan-Tanzanian border between 11th and 14th June 2019.  This exercise, convened by the East African Community (EAC) Secretariat , was designed to test capacities for disease outbreak prevention and responses at a time when the region is on high alert against Ebola. 

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Dialogue with visitors at the "German Cooperation" exhibition booth

Sydney
From Spanish flu to Ebola Virus Disease

In June 2019, the first Global Health Security Conference brought together more than 850 people from 65 countries in Sydney, Australia, to discuss the following questions: How can we achieve sustainable protection against cross-border health threats? By means of better-equipped laboratories? Training health workers? Financing vaccination campaigns? 

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Still from PM-JAY primer video

India
A video primer on India’s pathbreaking PM-JAY

This 5-minute film sheds light on India’s health care reform and the country’s path towards Universal Health Coverage. Officials from India’s central and state governments as well as PM-JAY beneficiaries whose medical costs were covered and GIZ project staff share their perspective on the scheme and their experiences with it.

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InFocus

A newly-trained mobile laboratory technician examines specimens

Eastern African Union
Mobile laboratories hold up in EAC’s pandemic simulation exercise

As part of the largest cross-border field simulation exercise ever held in Africa the mobile laboratories for the EAC region that the German government funds through KfW had to operate under realistic emergency-response conditions for the first time. What did the exercise involve and how did the laboratories perform?  

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