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Stopping AIDS fatigue among students: Future Beats

A story of South African-German collaboration

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Stopping AIDS fatigue among students: Future Beats

A story of South African-German collaboration

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Bangladesh’s urbanisation challenges cities’ health services

How German Development Cooperation helps local actors find innovative solutions

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What stops men in Guinea from attending PMTCT services?

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

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‘She matters’ - Empowering women and girls

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

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A boost to sexual health and rights for a new generation

Germany launches a new regional programme in Eastern and Southern Africa

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Why social protection for women pays off

Promoting gender equality, inclusive growth and development

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Indonesia’s roadmap to universal health coverage

A story of Indonesian-German collaboration

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Making local health services accountable

Social auditing in Nepal’s health sector

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Stopping AIDS fatigue among students: Future Beats

A story of South African-German collaboration


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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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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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Nigerian child protected against polio

Germany helps Nigeria eradicate polio

Down from 1122 (year 2006) to zero polio cases per year: Nigeria has reached an important milestone on its way to eradicating polio, and BMZ, through KfW, has contributed to this success.

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HeSP News Briefing


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Newborn child in Bangladesh

Too many caesarean sections?

More and more babies in Bangladesh are born in health facilities and emergency obstetric care for their mothers has improved tremendously. If recent trends continue, however, the country is on a worrying path towards too many unnecessary caesarean sections. The CS rate increased from 3% in 2004 to 17% in 2011 and is probably much higher today. While some population groups continue to lack access to necessary CS, others tend to over-use CS. This exposes pregnant women to unnecessary risks and imposes a financial burden on the health system.

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Local production of medicines

Pills, pricing and profitability

 Millions of people do not have access to high-quality and affordable medicines. Local production of drugs seems to be a logical response to that need, yet in Sub-Sahara Africa, for example, less than 30% of essential drugs are produced locally. Producers face many challenges including quality, safety and price competitiveness but also inadequate policy coherence between health, trade and industrial policies. At a debate at the European Development Days 2015 it became clear that policy coherence is an issue which concerns both developing and donor countries.

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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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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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2nd International Quality Forum - Heidelberg

2nd International Quality Forum

Heidelberg, Germany 2–3 July 2015

The 2nd International Quality Forum will discuss how quality improvement (QI) mechanisms can contribute to health system strengthening (HSS) and how this contribution can be best measured. The aim of the Forum is to critically analyse QI mechanisms and approaches against HSS targets and to formulate recommendations to ensure QI mechanisms have an impact on upcoming health system strengthening measures.

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Mother with freshy vaccinated child in South Sudan

G7 Summit outcomes on health in developing countries

"We need to improve health systems in many countries", said Chancellor Angela Merkel at the end of the G7 Summit, which took place under the German G7 Presidency in Elmau on 7-8 June 2015. Development policy in general, and health in particular, had figured prominently in the discussions. In their final declaration the G7 leaders expressed their support to a number of specific initiatives which mainly aim to address Ebola, antimicrobial resistances and neglected tropical diseases.

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