Interview with Thomas Schwedersky, DEval
The Healthy Developments Student Prize 2014
Getting Everyone on the Same Page
Cam Thuy Hospital’s ‘Vision 2020’:
Leading the way to Universal Health Coverage
Quality of Growth: the role of Health and Social Protection
German Health Practice Collection
Do not let it break you: Stories about Gender Based Violence
Opening Pandora’s Box: challenging health workers’ attitudes towards sexual minority groups
In Durban, a training of trainers encouraged facilitators from Southern and Eastern African countries to overcome prejudices against men having sex with men, transgender people and other sexual minorities, so that they can train health workers in their countries to provide quality health services to these groups.
Findings of the independent evaluation of Rwandan-German cooperation in health
Interview with Thomas Schwedersky, DEval
The German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval) has published a major evaluation report on 30 years of Rwandan-German cooperation in health. We spoke to Thomas Schwedersky, senior evaluation specialist at DEval and one of the lead authors, about the main findings and lessons, in particular with regard to program-based approaches, health financing, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and human resource development.
Three proposals selected for publication in the German Health Practice Collection
BMZ has decided that three approaches of German Development Cooperation in health and social protection will be documented next in the GHPC publication series: inclusion of persons with disability in the social health protection project in Cambodia; the ESTHER partnerships between German university clinics and hospitals in Tanzania and Cameroon; and support for a postgraduate public health academic institute in Pakistan. The publications – subject to an independent peer review by international experts – will be published in 2015.
The Tangled Lives of Philip Wetu
A Namibian story about life choices and HIV
Philip Wetu is a successful Namibian IT consultant with a complex love life: Enjoying sexual relationships with several women simultaneously, he puts himself and those he cares about at risk of HIV. Philip’s story is the basis for a social change communication approach, consisting of an interactive film, a comic strip in a Namibia’s leading daily, school materials and a Facebook page.
Kyrgyzstan hosts first Midwifery Conference in Central Asia
The Kyrgyz Alliance of Midwives and GIZ Health in Central Asia-Kyrgyzstan convened the first Central Asian Regional Conference on "The Role of Midwives’ Associations in Improving Women’s Reproductive Health". More than 70 participants from Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Estonia engaged in regional knowledge sharing and generated strong impetus for midwifery education, regulation and association.
The GIZ Strategy Initiative for Regional Response on HIV and AIDS in Southern Africa (STIRS)
On behalf of BMZ, GIZ is supporting HIV prevention efforts of six countries in Southern Africa: Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. STIRS is a network to exchange knowledge on successful approaches and new technical developments. The STIRS factsheet collection gives an overview of the approach and of the programmes in the six countries.
Healthy DEvelopments is the web portal on German Development Cooperation in health and social protection. It is your point of entry to:
Access cutting edge knowledge on good practices, tools and concepts, including the peer-reviewed German Health Practice Collection which documents approaches, results and lessons learnt of successful programmes
Keep up with Germany’s contributions to international debates through news, publications, articles and monthly features, as well as updates on conferences and events
Learn more about Germany’s projects in partner countries as well as its participation in global initiatives and networks
In support of the Millennium Development Goals and Universal Health Coverage, German Development Cooperation in health focuses on:
Health as a human right, including equitable access to services and medicines, gender equality, support to vulnerable groups and inclusion of people with disabilities
Strengthening health systems by supporting human resources for health, quality services, governance and health financing
Responding to HIV and AIDS and other infectious and non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment, immunization and nutrition
Promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights, in particular family planning and maternal and child health
Addressing the cross-cutting issues of social protection and population dynamics.
Setup and partners
BMZ is responsible for strategic direction, policies and steering of German Development Cooperation.
Bilateral programmes are implemented mainly by GIZ (for technical cooperation and capacity development) and by KfW Development Bank (for financial cooperation).
Bilateral partners include governments, civil society and the private sector in low- and middle-income countries in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa.
Multilateral partners include e.g. The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the World Health Organization, the GAVI Alliance, UNAIDS, UNFPA, UNICEF, ILO, the World Bank, the International Health Partnership (IHP+).
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