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Panel discussion: Day 2

Conference
What do the Sustainable Development Goals mean for our work?

Some 200 del­e­gates from GIZ and part­ner or­gan­i­sa­tions at­tended the two-day re­treat on Health, So­cial Pro­tec­tion and In­clu­sion GIZ hosted in Bad Neue­nahr-Ahrweiler. The main theme ad­dressed was: How far does the new de­vel­op­ment agenda of the Sus­tain­able De­vel­op­ment Goals (SDGs) rep­re­sent a par­a­digm shift, and what will that mean for our work?

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Global Fund
USD 12,9 billion pledged at GF Replenishment Conference

At the 5th Global Fund Replenishment Conference in Montréal on 16/17 September, Germany has increased its contribution to EUR 800 million, sustaining its support to the Fund’s ambition to end HIV, TB and malaria by 2030. Overall the conference raised USD 12,9 billion, nearly reaching its USD 13 billion target.

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Knowledge Map

Namibia
Keeping knowledge alive: Mapping Namibia’s HIV programme

As the joint German-Namibian HIV programme prepared to wind down, it was feared its accomplishments would be forgotten. A novel solution – an interactive knowledge map – was created to keep this knowledge alive, capture its results and present them in a way others could use and be inspired by them.

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Economist on Rwanda’s social health insurance and GIZ

Rwanda
Economist on Rwanda’s social health insurance and GIZ

How did a poor, rural country manage to create a reasonably effective national health system? This short Economist piece looks at Rwanda’s success in tackling the diseases of poverty that are widespread and deadly but cheap to treat - and at Germany's contribution to it.

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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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Open Space plenary in Liberia

Post-Ebola
How can Guinea’s, Liberia’s and Sierra Leone’s health systems be improved?

In February/March 2016, three national Open Space Conferences took place in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. 463 stakeholders from government, civil society, religious, traditional and development organisations used this unique format to discuss how their countries’ health systems could be improved.

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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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Panel discussion at ADB Social Protection Week

Adaptive social protection
Adaptive social protection at ADB Social Protection Week

At the Asian Development Bank’s Social Protection Week from 1-5 August 2016 in Manila, Germany’s sector initiative social protection presented linking climate risk insurance and social protection schemes, and the G7 InsuResilience Initiative, as promising ways forward.

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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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