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The power of a systemic approach towards Universal Health Coverage in Nepal

Leadership for UHC
The power of a systemic approach towards Universal Health Coverage in Nepal

The power of a systemic approach towards Universal Health Coverage in Nepal Kolumnentext: The team of Nepalese leaders participating in the Leadership4UHC programme tackled one of the country’s major health-care bottlenecks.

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Delegates at Lessons for the Future conference

International conference
Lessons for East Africa from the Ebola outbreak

During West Africa’s Ebola outbreak (2014-16) some 500 East African professionals from various disciplines supported their West African colleagues in responding to the epidemic. This conference brought together some of these professionals to share their experiences for the first time and to document the lessons learned so that these as a result of these can inform future responses to major disease outbreaks on the continent.

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Head of GIZ Competence Center Health, Michael Adelhardt, speaks at the WHS

World Health Summit 2017
What’s the way forward for digital health in development?

Investments in information technology can strengthen health systems and improve the delivery of health services. But in the rush to digitise, there’s a risk that the careful planning and consultations needed for sustainable solutions get overshadowed. Finding the balance is difficult, but possible.

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The multidisciplinary team discovered the cause of the outbreak first.

Epidemic preparedness
Mystery disease outbreak in ‘Anycountry’

Have you already heard of the mysterious disease outbreak in distant ‘Anycountry’, where – through the onset of heavy rainfall – mainly the marginalized nomad population in the south of the country is affected? No? For the 30 experts who participated in the pre-deployment training of the Epidemic Preparedness Team (SEEG) from 7th – 9th August, the outbreak was unexpected, too.

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The winning team

Urban health
KfW hackathon generates innovative urban health solutions

At this year’s World Health Summit, KfW Entwicklungsbank organised a two-day hackathon at which teams of young experts from countries around the world searched for innovative solutions to urban health challenges. At the award ceremony KfW General Manager Joachim Nagel praised the three winning teams, saying that ‘the international community needs innovations like these to tackle the enormous challenges it faces’.

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Joint Ukrainian-German concert with German band Heisskalt, Kiev 2016

Ukraine
The HIV response in Ukraine: Back from the Brink

Efforts to stem Ukraine’s HIV epidemic suffered a huge setback when social unrest and conflict erupted in 2013 and 2014. While it has yet to regain its former momentum, the HIV response is showing a surprising turnaround, in part due to a joint awareness campaign that is changing the way people think about HIV.

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African family in need of social protection

Conference
Social protection for people caught up in protracted crises

The number of people forced to leave their homes has reached an all-time high. Fresh and practical solutions to extend social protection to people caught up in the world’s current protracted crises were at the centre of an international conference in Brussels on 28/29 September, organized jointly by UNICEF, German Development Cooperation, EU Commission and other partners.

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Health provider attending mother and baby in Dedza District Hospital, Malawi.

German Health Practice Collection
How rewards improve health practice in Malawi: Learnings from a Maternal and Newborn Health Initiative

Since 2012, KfW on behalf of BMZ has supported a results-based financing initiative for maternal and newborn health (RBF4MNH) in four districts in Malawi. During this time, extensive research has been undertaken, yielding interesting findings. This new case study presents the key insights gained by Malawian and German partners in the implementation process.

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New Evidence Brief: Local pharmaceutical production can support health system strengthening

German Health Practice Collection
New Evidence Brief: Local pharmaceutical production can support health system strengthening

In this new GHPC study, Mackintosh et al. argue that local pharmaceutical production can improve access to medicines and help to generate the scientific, technological and skills base for building stronger and more resilient health systems. The mutual health-industry benefits also depend on inclusive, population-focused health services, and on effective industrial regulation.

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