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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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BMJ on GIZ support to neonatal & maternal health

Lessons learnt from QI interventions
BMJ on GIZ support to neonatal & maternal health

This article reviews quality improvement interventions supported by GIZ on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in 14 Asian and African countries from 2004 to 2018. Approaches are classified according to WHO‘s Handbook for National Quality Policy and Strategy. Lessons learned are drawn from their implementation.

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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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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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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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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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Digitalisation and the Future of Health and Social Protection in Asia and Eastern Europe

Regional Conference
Digitalisation and the Future of Health and Social Protection in Asia and Eastern Europe

On May 27-28, GIZ staff, counterparts and guests from 20 countries gathered in Bishkek to explore the latest trends in digital health and social protection. E-governance and artificial intelligence were high on the agenda. The success of the meeting shows that the Silk Road retains its power as a conduit for exchange and innovation.

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