It takes more than one discipline to tackle epidemics
45 experts working for German development cooperation, NGOs, universities and research institutions met in Königswinter on 12 -14 December 2016 to discuss how to jointly support countries with weak health systems during health crises. The overall aim: tackling disease outbreaks and preventing epidemics.
At the 14th International Dialogue on Population and Sustainable Development, which took place in Berlin on 10/11 November 2016, delegates called for the harmonisation of follow-up and review mechanisms as a key element in achieving the SRHR-related goals of the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development.
In the face of alarming numbers of maternal death, everyday corruption and too many unsatisfied service users, Kisumu’s health minister decided that it was time for comprehensive changes. With German support, she has begun to introduce a culture of accountability – and her determination is having surprising effects.
G20 expert meeting
Expert meeting: G20 for a healthy tomorrow
"Taking Action against health threats - is the world better prepared?" Under this motto over 100 representatives of the G20, civil society, private sector and academia gathered in Berlin on 7/8 December 2016. The Federal Ministry of Health hosted this event, supported by GIZ and the Robert Koch Institute.
World AIDS Day 2016
Hands up for HIV Prevention!
In the run-up to World AIDS Day 2016, GIZ and KfW colleagues from around the world raised their hands to make the UNAIDS photo campaign Hands up for #HIVPrevention a success. Their short and bold statements set out priorities for HIV prevention, aiming to end AIDS by 2030.
My needs are the same as yours: People with disabilities and their sexual and reproductive health
Men and women with disabilities care for and support others as husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, sons and daughters. Research shows that they can realize their sexual and reproductive health rights and aspirations if health workers are willing to engage with them and know how to provide some practical support.
ESTHER University and Hospital Partnerships in Africa
As a consequence of the Ebola crisis in West Africa, ESTHER Germany is expanding its partnership network, aiming to strengthen epidemic preparedness and patient safety on the African continent. It is calling German and African health institutions to submit expressions of interest for partnerships to improve patient safety.
From November 25 to 27 2016, German-Kenyan Cooperation hosted a hackathon in Nairobi, looking for innovative digital solutions for health problems facing children and adolescents in Kenya. Three hacker teams were selected to pitch their ideas in Berlin in February 2017.
Reliable maternal mortality estimates are needed to plan and monitor interventions. Yet often births and deaths are under-recorded and regular surveys are too costly. Can a promising new mortality estimation technique help solve this problem for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and beyond?
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