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Participants of the EWH closing event

Liberia
Working together for health and gender equality

On 10 December 2019, health, education and gender stakeholders gathered to review, celebrate and jointly close three years of Liberian-German collaboration on improving women's opportunities in the health sector. Personal testimonies showed how the project made a difference for pupils, university teachers and students, managers of health facilities and ministerial officials alike.

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Minister of Health, Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal, in conversation with Ambassador Roland Schäfer

Nepal
Transforming healthcare waste management in Nepal

Proper treatment and disposal of healthcare waste is a major challenge in Nepal. At a groundbreaking meeting convened by the Ministry of Health and Population, with support from Germany, key players took stock of the situation and committed to putting the country on a safer, healthier course.

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Pr Dramani introducing panelists

Demographic dividend
A roundtable at the 8th African Population Conference

Harnessing the demographic dividend is seen as important opportunity for African countries’ economic and social development. But which preconditions are essential and which investments are needed to seize this opportunity? At the 8th African Population Conference in Uganda, German development cooperation invited experts to discuss these questions.

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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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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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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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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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