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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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Avicenna and Artificial Intelligence meet on the Silk Road

GIZ Regional Conference
Avicenna and Artificial Intelligence meet on the Silk Road

At this year’s regional conference of GIZ’s Sector Network Health and Social Protection for Asia and Eastern Europe, around 120 delegates will gather on 27-29 May in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. They will exchange on ways in which digitalisation and new technologies are transforming their work contexts, look at global trends, pathbreaking innovations, country success stories and common challenges. 

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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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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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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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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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Project stories

Well-baby clinic at Tain Krosaing Health Centre

Cambodia
What do Cambodia’s public health services cost and why does this matter?

As Cambodia gears up towards Universal Health Coverage, a German-supported project aims at improving effectiveness and efficiency by determining the costs of public health services. Knowing these costs, differentiated by type of facility, will enable the Ministry of Health to realistically budget for services and to establish how much 3rd party payers should be charged for them.

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EAC laboratory experts with their BNITM consultants at training in Hamburg.

Strengthening outbreak detection
Mobile laboratories for Pandemic Preparedness in the East African Community

Mobile laboratories for EAC countries shift the frontiers of diagnostic efficiency in outbreak detection in Africa. German financial cooperation, through KfW, provides funding for a project in which experts of the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine guide EAC lab technicians in setting up and running a regional laboratory network for outbreak detection.

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