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Networking during the summit

Menstrual Hygiene Management
MenstruAction: A Summit to ensure that every girl in Nepal can thrive during her period

It is an indication of how far menstrual health issues have come in Nepal that more than 500 participants from all over the country and region attended a Summit hosted by GIZ and the menstrual Health Alliance in Kathmandu on 11th December 2018. Previously shrouded in silence about harmful practices and taboos, menstrual health management has now become a dynamic development issue.

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Digitalising Nepal’s health sector

Nepal
Digitalising Nepal’s health sector - A country’s journey towards an interoperable digital health ecosystem

Nepal has made remarkable progress on its journey towards the creation of an interoperable digital health ecosystem, and the Nepali-German Health Programme acts as an effective catalyst: bringing together the many digital health initiatives, building consensus among Nepal’s digital health stakeholders and working towards the delivery of a more harmonised and aligned digital approach.

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BMJ graphic for case study series

Multisectoral collaboration
IDPoor featured in BMJ

Given the lack of formal understanding of the principles ‘Making multisectoral collaboration work’ BMJ features a series of country case studies, exploring how multisectorality links to one or more of the priorities of the Every Woman Every Child initiative. Cambodia’s German-supported IDPoor is amongst them and definitely worth a read!

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Participants in the Asia Regional Dialogue hold up the list of recommendations

Asia Regional Dialogue
Calling upon governments to uphold their commitments

In November 2018, the Asia Regional Dialogue took place in Bangkok ahead of the Asia Pacific Population Conference Mid-Term Review. Key stakeholders discussed how to make sure that human rights and gender commitments are realised in the region.

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Global Leaders at Joint Keynote launching the Global Action Plan

Global Action Plan
The Global Action Plan

If the SDGs are to be achieved by 2030, the pace of progress must accelerate. In response to a letter from Germany’s chancellor, Angela Merkel, Ghana’s president, Nana Akufo-Addo, and Norway’s prime minister, Erna Solberg, Dr Tedros, WHOs Director General and 10 other UN organisations put forward an Action Plan that calls all actors in health to align, accelerate and account.

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At MTR Meeting: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Chair of the Gavi Board, Reem Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Cooperation, United Arab Emirates, Seth Berkley, CEO, Gavi

Abu Dhabi
A mid-term review of Gavi’s progress

More than 300 leaders attended a high-level meeting in Abu Dhabi to critically review progress against Gavi’s 2016-2020 commitments. Together they took stock of achievements - 700 million people immunised and 10 million lives saved since 2000, and planned how best to meet the immunisation needs of the world’s poorest countries.

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World Health Summit

Hospital Partnerships

Hospital Partnerships
How hospital partnerships can make a difference

Institutional capacity development was the focus of a panel discussion held on October 15 2018 at the World Health Summit in Berlin between African and German partners in Germany’s most recent initiative for promoting hospital partnerships. Entitled ‘Hospital partnerships for improved service delivery – strengthening competencies of medical personnel’ it attracted over 150 international participants.

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Schnell wraps up the conference

A conference in Berlin
Resistant pathogens - a catastrophe with advance notification

Every year, around 700,000 people die as a consequence of antimicrobial resistance. Given the size of the threat, KfW and the German Healthcare Partnership jointly hosted a conference on this topic in Berlin on 26 November 2018, exploring ways to address it, including through development financing and involvement of the private sector.

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Tying the knots: A conference on digitalising social protection systems

Digital social protection
Tying the knots: A conference on digitalising social protection systems

Optimizing service delivery, analytics and transparency, digital solutions can reduce fragmentation and enable a systems approach to universal social protection. On 14 September 2018, a 1-day conference at Bonn’s University Club provided a platform for the discussion of concepts and experiences in the field of digital social protection.

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