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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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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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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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In Focus

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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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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Delegates at USP conference in Geneva

USP2030
‘Just join USP2030!’

At the high-level conference ‘Together to achieve Universal Social Protection by 2030 (USP2030)’ hosted by ILO, the OECD and several other partners in Geneva, delegates shared experiences of how to accelerate progress towards USP in a time of increasing inequality. BMZ underlined Germany’s support for the USP Call to Action and invited others to join the cause.

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New GHPC

A systems perspective on Universal Social Protection

A GHPC discussion paper
A systems perspective on Universal Social Protection - Towards life-long equitable access to comprehensive social protection for all

In 1948 the Universal Declaration of Human Rights promised comprehensive social protection for all. Seventy years later, this pledge is far from fulfilled: An estimated 71% of the world’s population are not adequately covered. The new GHPC discussion paper looks at how the Global Partnership for Universal Social Protection (USP) wants to change this and highlights the questions needing further debate. 

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What's on

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 March 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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GHPC

More proposals than ever

GHPC calls for proposals
More proposals than ever

In early 2019, health and social protection experts from GIZ and KfW submitted nine proposals for case studies and discussion papers to the German Health Practice Collection. From 20 – 28 March, GIZ- and KfW health and social protection staff worldwide are invited to have their say in the selection of the two studies which the GHPC will document and share with an international expert audience in 2019/2020.

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