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(from the left) Zolelwa Sifumba, Peter Sands, Amanda Dushime, Emmanuel Macron, Bono and Bill Gates on the Conference Stage 


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Global Fund raises US$14.02 billion to end epidemics

At the Sixth Global Fund Replenishment Conference on 10 October in Lyon, France, the global community showed their commitment to step up the fight against HIV, tuberculosis and malaria. A total of US$14.02 billion was raised. Germany increased its pledge to the Fund to EUR 1 billion and will remain the fourth largest donor during the 2020-2022 funding period.

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Laiq Karimi, Dr. Georg Kippels, Martina Merten and Tanya Herfurth

Polio eradication
Mission (almost) complete? Polio eradication and beyond

On 24 October 2019, World Polio Day, Global Citizen and Rotary International hosted an evening event in the heart of Berlin focusing on Germany’s contribution to polio eradication and GPEI’s so-called ‘Polio Endgame Strategy’. Keynotes by BMZ and WHO representatives were followed by a lively discussion on the need to continue global efforts on the last mile - and beyond.

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Laboratory mentoring session, FJ Grant Hospital, Sinoe County, Liberia

Health system strengthening
Investing in laboratories is investing in Liberia’s future

Few laboratories in the Liberian health system meet basic international quality standards. The Liberian-German Health Programme aims to change this by investing in the people, systems, equipment and infrastructure that are needed for labs to perform their core functions.

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A happy orga team at the end of the event

Conference report
Health insurance for 500 million Indians

One year after India launched the world’s largest government-funded health insurance scheme PM-JAY, its National Health Authority invited over 1400 delegates to discuss the scheme’s progress, achievements and learnings from implementation.  Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan joined the event entitled ‘Arogya Manthan’ or ‘Brainstorming for health’.

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First lady from Chad in conversation with SheDecides guiding group.

Access to health services
Why Gender Matters for UHC

The promise of universal access to health services remains unrealized – especially for many women and girls. On the sidelines of the High-Level meeting on UHC on 23 September in New York, SheDecides, BMZ and the Netherlands invited decision-makers to discuss how women and girls can gain access to the health services they so urgently need. 

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Going the last digital mile

Malawi
Going the last digital mile

Health professionals need access to real-time data systems to make better-informed decisions about the care they provide to their patients. In the first project of its kind in Malawi, a German development cooperation programme with co-financing from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is helping to get health facilities in Dedza district connected to the national digital network. How does this work?

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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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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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