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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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CAHMS has enabled better drug management and procurement

Computer technology is transforming Tanzania’s hospitals

Tanzania’s ministry of health has recognized that ICT can boost the efficiency, transparency and quality of its health care system. With support of the Tanzanian-German Programme to Support Health hospitals in Tanga region have introduced a Computer Assisted Hospital Management System and, after three years, the results are impressive.

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Indonesia on the way to universal health coverage: a first year review

Jaminan Kesehatan Nasional (JKN) is a national health insurance scheme launched by Indonesia in 2014. It covers 157 million people today and aims to provide universal health coverage to the whole population by 2019. What are the options to address JKN’s main challenges of financial sustainability and coverage effectiveness?

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Bolivia: a partnership to care for children with heart diseases

Children in Bolivia are heavily affected by heart diseases, but the country’s treatment facilities lack equipment and qualified staff to alleviate their suffering. In 2013, German Development Cooperation, the medical technology company Dräger and local partners joined forces to change this.

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Coming of age: 15 years of the Join-In Circuit

This new publication about the Join-In Circuit (JIC) presents experiences from four countries – Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Zambia and Zimbabwe – where German Development Cooperation has been implementing the approach in recent years. The JIC is a behaviour change communication tool which promotes HIV prevention and sexual and reproductive health, particularly among young people, in countries worldwide.

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Healthy Systems – Healthy Lives: a global initiative to strengthen health systems

Germany together with the World Health Organization launched the global initiative ‘Healthy Systems – Healthy Lives’ to bring together global health actors for a coordinated, effective and measurable effort to strengthen health systems.

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Asking the hard questions - an interview with Bernd Appelt

In early 2016 Bernd Appelt will be leaving Pretoria after five years at the helm of the Multi-sector HIV Prevention Programme in South Africa. What has he learned during his time as principal advisor for Germany’s contribution to the largest HIV response effort in the world?

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Every person counts: Inclusion in Cambodia’s health sector

In many countries, people with disabilities still face multiple barriers when accessing health services. In Cambodia, German Development Cooperation has aimed for inclusion in all the projects it supports in the health sector. This case study details the challenges encountered on the way,  the lessons drawn from it and achievements to date.

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Re-vamped 'Health and Social Protection News Briefing' launched

Do you want to stay abreast of the latest open access publications about health and social protection in low- and middle-income countries and get regular updates about new items on Healthy DEvelopments? Time to subscribe to our 'Health and Social Protection News Briefing

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Videos on harm reduction for drug users in Nepal

Injecting drug use increases the risk of contracting HIV and Hepatitis C. Nepal is introducing Opioid Substitution Therapy to reduce harm. One of the people benefitting has become an activist who raises awareness among people who inject drugs and helps improve their access to health services.

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