Stopping AIDS fatigue among students: Future Beats

A story of South African-German collaboration


Bangladesh’s urbanisation challenges cities’ health services

How German Development Cooperation helps local actors find innovative solutions


What stops men in Guinea from attending PMTCT services?

A qualitative research study by GIZ and the Faculty of Medicine, Conakry


‘She matters’ - Empowering women and girls

International G7/20 Parliamentarian’s meeting on 16/17 April in Berlin


A boost to sexual health and rights for a new generation

Germany launches a new regional programme in Eastern and Southern Africa


Why social protection for women pays off

Promoting gender equality, inclusive growth and development


Indonesia’s roadmap to universal health coverage

A story of Indonesian-German collaboration


Making local health services accountable

Social auditing in Nepal’s health sector

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Rural health post in Nepal

Nepal after the earthquake: coping with catastrophe

When the earthquake struck, German Development Cooperation in Nepal reacted immediately, redirecting project resources to meet basic needs. But as the weeks wore on, Nepal’s longer term challenges became apparent: how to build a more resilient health system better able to withstand disaster.

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Youth test on their phones a new way to prevent HIV among youth

With support from Germany, South Africa’s largest youth development NGO has launched a new cellphone-based platform to incentivize behavior change and prevent HIV infections. At ‘’ young people can earn points, and ultimately attractive rewards, while learning how to navigate love and life.

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Inclusive social protection systems

A new website shares the results of an applied research project on the inclusion of persons with disabilities in systems of social protection with a focus on Peru and Tanzania. The research consortium also developed guidelines for planning, implementing and evaluating inclusive social protection systems.

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Training Workshop for campus radio stations in Johannesburg

Stopping AIDS fatigue among students: Future Beats

An innovative South African-German development collaboration aims to counter “AIDS fatigue” amongst South African students by bringing a fresh new beat to HIV media campaigns on campus radio stations.

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Good reads

Sex worker in Zimbabwe

Social networks among female sex workers in Zimbabwe

As part of a HIV prevention project in Zimbabwe, researchers looked at the HIV prevalence among female sex workers as well as their engagement with HIV prevention and care services. One of the conclusions was that competition is not necessarily a barrier to community mobilisation among sex workers.

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Health & Social Protection Country Programmes

"Where we work": Your gateway to country-specific information on Germany’s support to health and social protection

The new “Where we work” menu on Healthy DEvelopments gives you an overview of the main activities of all major country programmes of German Development Cooperation in health and social protection. The individual country pages also contain information on country context and indicators, as well as links to related material and publications on this website and beyond.

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Re-vamped 'Health and Social Protection News Briefing' launched

Do you want to stay abreast of the latest open access publications about health and social protection in low- and middle-income countries and get regular updates about new items on Healthy DEvelopments? Time to subscribe to our 'Health and Social Protection News Briefing

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Health workers responsible for PMTCT provision

What stops male partners in Guinea from attending PMTCT services?

A qualitative research study by GIZ and the Faculty of Medicine, Conakry

To effectively prevent mother-to-child-prevention of HIV, both women and men need to be involved in PMTCT-related awareness raising, counselling and testing and in family planning sessions. But what if men simply don’t attend these services? GIZ and the Faculty of Medicine, Conakry, wanted to find out what keeps men away.

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Project stories

City of Sylhet, Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s rapid urbanisation challenges cities’ health services

In Sylhet, one of Bangladesh’s largest cities, urbanisation has led to overcrowded and understaffed hospitals, unclear institutional responsibilities and insufficient service provision. A German-supported programme is now tackling these challenges.

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