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The German Epidemic Preparedness Team successfully completed its first mission

Epidemic preparedness
The German Epidemic Preparedness Team successfully completed its first mission

Based on the lessons learned from the Ebola outbreak German Development Minister Gerd Müller decided to set up an Epidemic Preparedness Team. It is part of Germany`s efforts to contribute to the international response to infectious disease outbreaks.

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German Health Practice Collection

German Health Practice Collection
GHPC proposals are ready for your review

Six German-supported programmes have submitted proposals on what they learned during implementation and how they adapted their approaches accordingly. Which of these should we write up as case study to be shared with an international expert audience? Have your say.

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Tanzanian mother with newborn

Tanzania
Ensuring mothers’ and babies’ health in Tanzania

An innovative health insurance scheme, jointly funded by BMZ via KfW Entwicklungsbank and Tanzania’s National Health Insurance Fund, improves pregnant women’s access to safe delivery services and provides financial protection for them and their families at a particularly vulnerable time in their lives.

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Di­a­logu­ing about girls’ ini­ti­a­tion rites in Kenya.

The Generation Dialogue Approach
New edition of Generation Dialogue Manuals

Many projects have used the Generation Dialogue to address FGM and other problematic beliefs and practices related to sexual and reproductive health, human rights and gender equality. The latest edition of manuals allows development practitioners to adapt it to their specific topics and their cultural and regional contexts.

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Delegates in session

Conference
Care, Share, Protect: Essentials of Social Development

As part of the GIZ-organized Symposium on Economic and Social Development, Employment, 150 experts and their counterparts will attend the 2-day retreat ‘Care, Share, Protect: Essentials of Social Development’ to discuss the implications of the SDGs on their work in the fields of health, social protection and inclusion. 

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GHPC case study
Building a national OST programme in Nepal

This case study describes how a national opioid substitution therapy (OST) programme was established in Nepal and explores how an approach developed for an industrialised country such as Germany can effectively be applied in a low-income country like Nepal.

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Rein­hard Krapp (Ger­man Mis­sion to the UN), Mina Teno­rio (Likhaan), Bob Mun­y­ati (Aids Ac­count­abil­ity In­ter­na­tional), Sai Racherla (AR­ROW), Shanta Shrestha (Be­yond Bei­jing Com­mit­tee)

Sustainable Development Goals
Why do Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights matter?

The joint Side Event “Universal Access to SRHR is Integral to Achieving the SDGs” took place on July 15th, 2016 during the UN High Level Political Forum in New York.

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Prashant Ma­har­jan and Ra­jesh De­sar

Nepal
OST in Nepal: Out of harm's way

Despite increasing levels of injecting drug use, evidence-based drug treatment programmes have been slow to take root in Nepal. A national opioid substitution therapy programme supported by German Development Cooperation points the way forward to integrated care for people who inject drugs.

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Social Protection Systems - Tying the Knots

International Symposium in Bonn
Social Protection Systems - Tying the knots

On September 5-6, 2016, BMZ, GIZ, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, German Development Institute, the Maastricht School of Governance and the Hochschule Bonn Rhein Sieg jointly organise a conference on social protection system building for academics, politicians and development practitioners in Bonn.

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Published every two weeks, our News Briefing provides you with an overview of recently published open access publications on health and social protection in low- and middle-income countries, as well as updates about new items on Healthy Developments.

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