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OICs from River Gee County

Liberia
Leading the way to a healthier Liberia

To enable progress towards universal health coverage, staff in the Liberian health system have to make smart use of limited resources. Through a German-supported leadership development programme, county health officials and facility heads are learning to concentrate on the challenges within their reach – and to keep the focus on service delivery.

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Women’s rights at the heart of development

ICPD
Nairobi summit calls for rights and choices for all

In its Statement, the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 “Accelerating the Promise” sets out a clear path towards transforming the world for women and girls. Global leaders presented financial and political commitments to realising sexual and reproductive health and rights in order to end violence, discrimination and maternal deaths.

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Panel discussion with African ministers of health

World Health Summit 2019
African ministers meet German innovators and investors

What kind of German healthcare industry investments are African governments calling for – and how do these relate to the new forms of collaboration championed by the OneHealth approach and the Global Action Plan for Healthy Lives and Well-being for All? This article reports on the 6th German African Healthcare Forum convened under the patronage of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

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Assessing developmental milestones in a Cambodian health centre

Monitoring Cambodia’s children
Early identification of developmental delay

In low-resource settings, children with developmental delays are often identified too late to benefit from early interventions. Routine monitoring of children’s developmental milestones could change this. What does it take to develop monitoring tools and to introduce them into health workers’ daily work? In Cambodia, cDMAT has started to figure it out. 

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Panel on access to quality health for women in low-resource countries

World Health Summit 2019
Building partnerships for women’s and girls’ health

A WHS panel explored the types of partnerships that could help to ensure better access to health care for poor women and girls, particularly in low-resource countries. The fact that far too many continue to die from a preventable disease like cervical cancer illustrates the challenge. How can governments, development partners, clinicians and private sector jointly change this?

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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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Final panel at WHS 2019

World Health Summit 2019
Tackling the wicked problems of global health

A sense of urgency characterised this year’s World Health Summit. Many discussions focused on the need to change ‘the nature of the dialogue’ between countries, multilateral and bilateral institutions, and public and private sector bodies in order to overcome entrenched challenges in global health. But how exactly can this be done?

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Cambodian mothers bring their children for health checks

Cambodia
All together now: Extending social protection in Cambodia

Until recently there was no overarching platform for coordinating social protection schemes across ministries and agencies in Cambodia. With support from Germany and the United States, the General Secretariat of the National Social Protection Council is now playing this role. What did it take to get there and does it make a difference to poor people's lives?

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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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