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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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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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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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Project Stories

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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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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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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Participants of 17th International Dialogue on Population and Sustainable Development

International Dialogue 2019
Making (and packing) the case for Nairobi


Especially women and girls are still denied access to essential and affordable health services. Additionally, the right to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services becomes increasingly controversial. A two-day dialogue in Berlin explored which steps can ensure that SRH becomes accessible for all people regardless of gender or financial means.

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(from the left) Zolelwa Sifumba, Peter Sands, Amanda Dushime, Emmanuel Macron, Bono and Bill Gates on the Conference Stage 


GFATM
Global Fund raises US$14.02 billion to end epidemics

At the Sixth Global Fund Replenishment Conference on 10 October in Lyon, France, the global community showed their commitment to step up the fight against HIV, tuberculosis and malaria. A total of US$14.02 billion was raised. Germany increased its pledge to the Fund to EUR 1 billion and will remain the fourth largest donor during the 2020-2022 funding period.

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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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