Content

InFocus

A woman waits with her family for treatment at the district clinic in Cameroon 2012

Cameroon
Ensuring a better distribution of medicines in Cameroon

Across Africa, a lack of access to even the most basic of medicines results in loss of lives on a daily basis. In Cameroon, regional funds for health present a viable solution - not only by tackling corruption and promoting community empowerment, but also by helping to fight against the continent’s biggest killers.

Read more

Good reads

Local production of pharmaceuticals and health system strengthening in Africa

Evidence Brief in preparation
Local production of pharmaceuticals and health system strengthening in Africa

In Sub-Sahara Africa, poor access to medicines weakens health systems although local pharmaceutical manufacturing is long established. Preliminary insights from a forthcoming Evidence Brief highlight health and development benefits from creating stronger local and global linkages between industrial and health agendas, and outline how this can be done.

Read more

InFocus

Brigitte Zypries, Minister of Economic Affairs and Energy and Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS with representatives of Mach4, GIZ and Right to Care

South Africa
Game changer: Automated pharmacy dispensing in South Africa

A German company, Mach4, has received the first-ever German Global Health Award for its role as technology provider to Pharmacy of the Future, a development partnership which is improving pharmacy dispensing and access to medicines for the 22 million South Africans who require chronic medication.

Read more


Good reads

Friendly care is an important part of quality health services

Nepal
Quality Improvement Structures in Nepal: Options for Reform

Improving the quality of health services has emerged as a top priority for the Government of Nepal. With German support, the Ministry of Health has recently assessed the existing framework conditions for quality improvement approaches and identified options for a system-wide approach to performance measurement.

Read more

What’s on

"Leave no one behind" - this is one of the central claims made by the 2030 Agenda

Hackathon
Hacking Global Health

On Oc­to­ber 15-17, KfW De­vel­op­ment Bank will or­ga­nize a hackathon in Berlin in co­op­er­a­tion with the World Health Sum­mit (WHS). Small and multi-dis­ci­pli­nary teams will cre­ate and de­velop ideas on how to im­prove ur­ban health in Africa, Asia and Latin Amer­ica and pre­sent these to an au­di­ence of ex­perts from all over the world.

Read more

What’s on

Panel of the break-out session: MinR H. Warnken,C. Kabiswa, G.Wambugo, U.Jugert

DIE conference
Connecting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development & Paris Climate Agreement

“We need to make health systems everybody’s business” says Heiko Warnken, Head of the Division for Health, Social Security and Population Policy, BMZ, in a break-out session on forging linkages between health and climate agendas at the Interconnection Conference hosted by the German Development Institute (DIE) in Bonn.

Read more


InFocus

Team from Chad debating on UHC at Rabat module

Leadership
Fostering leadership for UHC in Francophone Africa

"Our country has passed a law on Universal Health Coverage - but how do we make UHC a reality?" In a spacious, well-lit room, high-ranking ministry officials, political leaders, civil society representatives and health professionals from Benin, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire and Madagascar are debating this challenge.

Read more

InFocus

Group picture at Kuala Lumpur module

Leadership
Towards Universal Health Coverage in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Nepal

As the Asian cycle of the P4H Leadership programme is moving into its final phase, 32 high-level stakeholders from different sectors of government and civil society have begun to change things on the ground, thanks to hands-on leadership training and support to in-country activities moving the national UHC agenda forward.

Read more

InFocus

Enrolling a new beneficiary in Nepal’s National Health Insurance

Social health protection
Open source software for social health insurance

Many countries have turned to open source software as a flexible, reliable and low-cost approach to managing their health information systems. Germany and Switzerland have now joined forces to facilitate the creation of an open source solution for social health insurance and to foster the global community needed to support it.

Read more


Um dieses Video abspielen zu können, muss der Flash Player installiert sein.
Diesen können Sie von den Seiten des Herstellers herunterladen und installieren (http://www.adobe.com/go/getflashplayer_de).

Newsletter

Newsletter

Published every two weeks, our News Briefing provides you with an overview of recently published open access publications on health and social protection in low- and middle-income countries, as well as updates about new items on Healthy Developments.

BMZ glossary

Close window

 

Share page