Taking infection control seriously
Partnerships for better patient care
Implementing the WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist
Following the roadmap to better health data
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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.
Implementing the WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist in Pakistan
Quality assurance and patient safety measures can markedly improve the delivery of maternal and newborn care services without increasing recurring costs. This is why Germany supports the introduction of the WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist to health facilities in two districts of Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
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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National guideline for hospital infection control in Vietnam
The German-supported health programme in Vietnam helped develop a guideline for better hygiene in Vietnam’s operating theatres. The guideline is highly appreciated by hospital staff, has markedly reduced patients’ wound infections and has just been approved as the national standard.
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.
Partnerships for better patient care
ESTHER Germany supports the twinning of African and German hospitals to foster peer-to-peer learning among medical professionals. A new publication in the German Health Practice Collection looks at achievements and lessons from two partnerships with Tanzanian and Cameroonian hospitals.
Building expertise for epidemic preparedness
A training workshop in Würzburg, Germany on 5 & 6 October 2015
The West African Ebola crisis revealed the inadequacy of epidemic response capacities. BMZ has started an initiative to help prevent similar disease outbreaks in the future from spreading across borders. A number of GIZ experts were recently trained as a first step to establish a multidisciplinary expert team for worldwide deployment.
Re-vamped 'Health and Social Protection News Briefing' launched
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iloveLife.mobi: a new way to prevent HIV among youth
With support from Germany, South Africa’s largest youth development NGO has launched a new cellphone-based platform to incentivize behavior change and prevent HIV infections. At ‘iloveLife.mobi’ young people can earn points, and ultimately attractive rewards, while learning how to navigate love and life.
Bangladesh’s rapid urbanisation challenges cities’ health services
In Sylhet, one of Bangladesh’s largest cities, urbanisation has led to overcrowded and understaffed hospitals, unclear institutional responsibilities and insufficient service provision. A German-supported programme is now tackling these challenges.
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