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Hands up for HIVPrevention!

World AIDS Day 2016
Hands up for HIV Prevention!

In the run-up to World AIDS Day 2016 GIZ- and KfW-colleagues and partners all around the world are raising their hands to make the UNAIDS photo campaign “Hands up for #HIVPrevention” a success. They jointly speak out for HIV prevention adjusted to different country and work contexts and urgently needed for specific groups at high risk of HIV infection.

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International Dialogue: Accountability to advance SRHR commitments

Conference
International Dialogue: Accountability to advance SRHR commitments

At the 14th International Dialogue on Population and Sustainable Development, which took place in Berlin on 10/11 November 2016, delegates called for the harmonisation of follow-up and review mechanisms as a key element in achieving the SRHR-related goals of the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development.

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Epic Arts advocating for persons with disabilities

Cambodia
My needs are the same as yours: People with disabilities and their sexual and reproductive health

Men and women with disabilities care for and support others as husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, sons and daughters. Research shows that they can realize their sexual and reproductive health rights and aspirations if health workers are willing to engage with them and know how to provide some practical support.

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Mbeya Hos­pi­tal, Tan­za­nia

Hospital partnerships
ESTHER University and Hospital Partnerships in Africa

As a consequence of the Ebola crisis in West Africa, ESTHER Germany is expanding its partnership network, aiming to strengthen epidemic preparedness and patient safety on the African continent. It is calling German and African health institutions to submit expressions of interest for partnerships to improve patient safety.

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Hacking for global health

Hackathon
A Hackathon for child and adolescent health in Kenya

From November 25 to 27 2016, German-Kenyan Cooperation hosted a hackathon in Nairobi, looking for innovative digital solutions for health problems facing children and adolescents in Kenya. Three hacker teams were selected to pitch their ideas in Berlin in February 2017.

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A verbal autopsy with relatives

Pakistan
Introducing MADE-IN/MADE- FOR in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Reliable maternal mortality estimates are needed to plan and monitor interventions. Yet often births and deaths are under-recorded and regular surveys are too costly. Can a promising new mortality estimation technique help solve this problem for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and beyond?

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Open Space plenary in Liberia

Post-Ebola
How can Guinea’s, Liberia’s and Sierra Leone’s health systems be improved?

In February/March 2016, three national Open Space Conferences took place in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. 463 stakeholders from government, civil society, religious, traditional and development organisations used this unique format to discuss how their countries’ health systems could be improved.

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Panel discussion: Day 2

Conference
What do the Sustainable Development Goals mean for our work?

Some 200 del­e­gates from GIZ and part­ner or­gan­i­sa­tions at­tended the two-day re­treat on Health, So­cial Pro­tec­tion and In­clu­sion GIZ hosted in Bad Neue­nahr-Ahrweiler. The main theme ad­dressed was: How far does the new de­vel­op­ment agenda of the Sus­tain­able De­vel­op­ment Goals (SDGs) rep­re­sent a par­a­digm shift, and what will that mean for our work?

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Knowledge Map

Namibia
Keeping knowledge alive: Mapping Namibia’s HIV programme

As the joint German-Namibian HIV programme prepared to wind down, it was feared its accomplishments would be forgotten. A novel solution – an interactive knowledge map – was created to keep this knowledge alive, capture its results and present them in a way others could use and be inspired by them.

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