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Discussing e-health ideas in Nairobi

International German Forum 2017
From Nairobi to Berlin: Young hackers for Global Health

Three interdisciplinary teams of young professionals from Nairobi will present their e-health projects for health promotion and disease prevention for young people in Kenya to the International German Forum in Berlin on 21/22 February 2017. What happens when Kenyan hackers meet German IT experts and business leaders?

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Sultan Kussetov, Ministry of Internal Affairs Kazakhstan, during the press conference

Central Asia
Joining forces against demand for drugs in Central Asia

Delegations from five Central Asian countries came to Astana/Kazakhstan to take part in the 2nd Regional Steering Committee Meeting of the Central Asia Drug Action Programme (CADAP). The meeting highlighted partner countries’ achievements in effectively reducing both drug demand and supply.

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Nurses check expectant mother in Kisumu clinic

Kenya
Can health service devolution strengthen accountability?

In the face of alarming numbers of maternal death, everyday corruption and too many unsatisfied service users, Kisumu’s health minister decided that it was time for comprehensive changes. With German support, she has begun to introduce a culture of accountability – and her determination is having surprising effects.

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Workshop participants

Epidemic Preparedness
It takes more than one discipline to tackle epidemics

45 experts working for German development cooperation, NGOs, universities and research institutions met in Königswinter on 12 -14 December 2016 to discuss how to jointly support countries with weak health systems during health crises. The overall aim: tackling disease outbreaks and preventing epidemics.

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Expert meeting: G20 for a healthy tomorrow

G20 expert meeting
Expert meeting: G20 for a healthy tomorrow

"Taking Action against health threats - is the world better prepared?" Under this motto over 100 representatives of the G20, civil society, private sector and academia gathered in Berlin on 7/8 December 2016. The Federal Ministry of Health hosted this event, supported by GIZ and the Robert Koch Institute.

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Epic Arts advocating for persons with disabilities

Cambodia
My needs are the same as yours: People with disabilities and their sexual and reproductive health

Men and women with disabilities care for and support others as husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, sons and daughters. Research shows that they can realize their sexual and reproductive health rights and aspirations if health workers are willing to engage with them and know how to provide some practical support.

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Mbeya Hos­pi­tal, Tan­za­nia

Hospital partnerships
ESTHER University and Hospital Partnerships in Africa

As a consequence of the Ebola crisis in West Africa, ESTHER Germany is expanding its partnership network, aiming to strengthen epidemic preparedness and patient safety on the African continent. It is calling German and African health institutions to submit expressions of interest for partnerships to improve patient safety.

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Hands up for HIVPrevention!

World AIDS Day 2016
Hands up for HIV Prevention!

In the run-up to World AIDS Day 2016, GIZ and KfW colleagues from around the world raised their hands to make the UNAIDS photo campaign Hands up for #HIVPrevention a success. Their short and bold statements set out priorities for HIV prevention, aiming to end AIDS by 2030.

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A verbal autopsy with relatives

Pakistan
Introducing MADE-IN/MADE- FOR in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Reliable maternal mortality estimates are needed to plan and monitor interventions. Yet often births and deaths are under-recorded and regular surveys are too costly. Can a promising new mortality estimation technique help solve this problem for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and beyond?

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