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The multidisciplinary team discovered the cause of the outbreak first.

Epidemic preparedness
Mystery disease outbreak in ‘Anycountry’

Have you already heard of the mysterious disease outbreak in distant ‘Anycountry’, where – through the onset of heavy rainfall – mainly the marginalized nomad population in the south of the country is affected? No? For the 30 experts who participated in the pre-deployment training of the Epidemic Preparedness Team (SEEG) from 7th – 9th August, the outbreak was unexpected, too.

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African family in need of social protection

Conference
Social protection for people caught up in protracted crises

The number of people forced to leave their homes has reached an all-time high. Fresh and practical solutions to extend social protection to people caught up in the world’s current protracted crises were at the centre of an international conference in Brussels on 28/29 September, organized jointly by UNICEF, German Development Cooperation, EU Commission and other partners.

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Joint Ukrainian-German concert with German band Heisskalt, Kiev 2016

Ukraine
The HIV response in Ukraine: Back from the Brink

Efforts to stem Ukraine’s HIV epidemic suffered a huge setback when social unrest and conflict erupted in 2013 and 2014. While it has yet to regain its former momentum, the HIV response is showing a surprising turnaround, in part due to a joint awareness campaign that is changing the way people think about HIV.

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Women participating in initial community consultations, Nowshera

Pakistan
Dialogues bridging gender divides in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

In two districts in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, dialogues across generational and gender hierarchies addressed cultural practices that harm women’s reproductive health and rights. Contrary to concerns that the approach might not be suitable for the conservative cultural context, the response was overwhelmingly positive and first results exceeded expectations.

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Health provider attending mother and baby in Dedza District Hospital, Malawi.

German Health Practice Collection
How rewards improve health practice in Malawi: Learnings from a Maternal and Newborn Health Initiative

Since 2012, KfW on behalf of BMZ has supported a results-based financing initiative for maternal and newborn health (RBF4MNH) in four districts in Malawi. During this time, extensive research has been undertaken, yielding interesting findings. This new case study presents the key insights gained by Malawian and German partners in the implementation process.

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New Evidence Brief: Local pharmaceutical production can support health system strengthening

German Health Practice Collection
New Evidence Brief: Local pharmaceutical production can support health system strengthening

In this new GHPC study, Mackintosh et al. argue that local pharmaceutical production can improve access to medicines and help to generate the scientific, technological and skills base for building stronger and more resilient health systems. The mutual health-industry benefits also depend on inclusive, population-focused health services, and on effective industrial regulation.

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Participants after the discussion

Health Systems Strengthening
Private sector can help build African health systems

‘Passionate partnerships rooted in strong local ownership are the key to reaching Universal Health Coverage’, said Dr. Ndung’u Karau, Kenya’s Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, at the panel discussion hosted by the Friends of the Global Fund on June 13, 2017. Jointly, local and international companies can make these partnerships successful.

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Innovation Factory members from Cameroon, Germany, Kenya and Tanzania

re:publica 2017
Interoperability is key for digital health solutions in Africa

At the re:publica convention on 9 May 2017 in Berlin, Steven Macharia, a digital health expert from Kenya, stated one of the Innovation Factory’s goals: ‘We promote interoperability between data management systems to help create a situation in which high quality health data is available and can be accessed by all who need it, when they need it’.

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Brigitte Zypries, Minister of Economic Affairs and Energy and Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS with representatives of Mach4, GIZ and Right to Care

South Africa
Game changer: Automated pharmacy dispensing in South Africa

A German company, Mach4, has received the first-ever German Global Health Award for its role as technology provider to Pharmacy of the Future, a development partnership which is improving pharmacy dispensing and access to medicines for the 22 million South Africans who require chronic medication.

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