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From a joint understanding to joined actions in strengthening health systems

A milestone for the Roadmap ‘Healthy Systems - Healthy Lives’: 200 participants discussed a draft political declaration and technical paper of the Roadmap during a side event of the World Health Assembly on 27 May 2016.

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Women and children in Bangladesh

Towards Universal Coverage in the majority world

In its first ‚Knowledge-Learning-Innovation Brief‘, collated by the research unit ‚Equity and Health’ of ITM Antwerp, the P4H network provides an interesting update on the state of Universal Health Coverage in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Kenya and Tanzania.

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High Level Policy Dialogue for Universal Health Coverage in Zambia

A multi-sectoral, high-level group – drawn from across government, the private sector, academia, civil society and selected development partners from the local P4H network - came together in February this year to develop their leadership skills and to work collaboratively in identifying the next steps for building universal health coverage in Zambia.

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Health and Social Protection News Briefing

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.

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Health Worker Dialogue in Haripur

Health Worker Dialogues enhance team spirit and referrals

What can be done when the quality of maternal and neonatal health services suffers because the different health cadres who provide it don’t collaborate? The Reproductive, Maternal and Newborn Health Project in Pakistan currently pilots Health Worker Dialogues - an innovative intervention aimed at improving communication, collaboration and team spirit amongst them.

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The core faculty for the first MSPH intake in 2007-2008

Creating a public health champion: the story of Islamabad’s Health Services Academy

Over the past twenty-five years, Islamabad’s Health Services Academy grew from a small government in-service training centre into an autonomous academic institution renowned for its high-quality public health training. This case study looks at the way German Development Cooperation supported it on this journey.

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The To­golese pres­i­dent Faure Gnass­ingbé and the Min­is­ter for De­vel­op­ment Gerd Müller at their meet­ing in Berlin

Rapid-response health team sent to Togo to counter epidemics

On 9 June, Federal Development Minister Gerd Müller and Togolese President Faure Gnassingbé agreed at their meeting in Berlin that Germany, in cooperation with the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, will support Togo’s epidemic preparedness. The Togolese government requested this support after two cases of Lassa fever were detected on its territory.

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Addressing the Dioulabougou neighbourhood

Social marketing for family planning in Côte d’Ivoire

Social marketing of contraceptives aims to provide women and families greater choice and control over their lives. This case study on Côte d’Ivoire describes how the local organisation AIMAS, with support from Germany, has taken the lead in scaling-up family planning in a (post) civil war context.

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Reconstruction underway in Nuwakot District

Better data smooths the way for the post-earthquake reconstruction of health facilities in Nepal

One year after a massive earthquake hit Nepal, hundreds of health facilities still need to be rebuilt. A detailed engineering assessment of damaged health facilities is helping those involved with reconstruction efforts to plan their work more efficiently.

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Expert talk, GIZ Bonn, 20 April 2016

The missing link? Good financial governance and health systems strengthening

Strengthening health systems for better health outcomes requires more domestic investment in health but also improvements in how funds are managed and spent. Yet good financial governance and health systems specialists have often talked past each other. How can we change this?

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Adaptive Social Protection - linking social protection and climate change adaptation

The latest issue of GIZ’s Discussion Papers on Social Protection takes a closer look at ways to link social protection policies and instruments, climate change adaptation and disaster risk management. It also presents first practical applications of adaptive social protection currently under way in partner countries.

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