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Participants of HR and gender training in Monrovia, Liberia

Liberia
Gender and the Health Workforce

German Cooperation has developed a short-term training in “Gender Responsive Human Resources for Health Planning, Development and Management.” The training was used to train human resources managers of Liberia’s Ministry of Health. The training manual can be used to replicate and adapt the training as needed.

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The launch of Ethiopia’s new health sector project

Ethiopia
Biomedical technology: a new focus of Ethiopian-German cooperation

German Technical Cooperation is working with Ethiopia’s ministries of health and education to establish a practical model of vocational training and education for biomedical technicians and health staff. Launched in February 2019, the project will help to build the systems and capacities needed to improve the management of medical equipment in Ethiopia’s health system.

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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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How ‘MenstruAction’ is making life better for girls and women in Nepal — month after month

A report on MHM
Nepal’s menstrual movement

In recent years the topic MHM (menstrual hygiene management) has steadily gained in momentum in Nepal. The report ‘Nepal’s Menstrual Movement’ documents the inspiring and courageous work of local initiatives and development organisations who managed to break the silence on this issue and to get Nepal’s government to take action.

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Interview

Ruth Hildebrandt in interview

Ruth Hildebrandt
Our focus on partner interests is precious and unique!

‘I have always valued that the German approach to development cooperation allows us to do two things simultaneously’, says Ruth Hildebrandt. ‘To try and pull the right levers at a systems level, and to support real people - our partners - in their personal and professional development.’ In May 2019, we met to reflect on the challenges and highlights that shaped her career. 

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Introducing Abdoul Dramane Bamogo, Social worker

A BACKUP partner
Introducing Abdoul Dramane Bamogo, Social worker

GIZ’s ‘Stories and faces’ series presents the social worker Abdoul Dramane Bamogo whose aim it is to reduce the number of teenage pregnancies and the incidence of sexually transmitted diseases in Burkina Faso. The global BACKUP Health programme assists health actors like him on behalf of BMZ to work with young people to prevent and treat HIV and AIDS. 

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In Focus

Open burn pit on hospital grounds, Nepal

Waste Management
Reducing the environmental cost of saving lives

The push to achieve Universal Health Coverage is expanding access to health services for millions of people worldwide. It is also fueling an exponential rise in healthcare-related waste which is harmful to both human health and the natural world. Joint action by global health actors, including German Development Cooperation, is needed to identify and implement sustainable approaches to waste management.

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GIZ Regional Conference
Resilient Societies: Ready for the Future!

On March 26-27, about 120 GIZ health and social protection experts and counterparts from 10 African countries gathered in Lilongwe for two days of lively and substantive discussions. They grappled with a broad spectrum of current health and social protection system challenges – and left inspired, with new ideas about how to address them, cross-sectorally, in their ongoing work.

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Project stories

High school students on route to a Career Day

Liberia
Broadening horizons

Liberia’s health workforce is maldistributed across professional cadres, levels of care and geographical regions. To enable it to deliver quality health services to all Liberians, the Liberian-German Health Programme is addressing these imbalances through a life cycle approach that includes the introduction of school girls from remote areas to careers they may never have heard of.

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