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Creating a public health champion: the story of Islamabad’s Health Services Academy

Over the past twenty-five years, Islamabad’s Health Services Academy grew from a small government in-service training centre into an autonomous academic institution renowned for its high-quality public health training. This case study looks at the way German Development Cooperation supported it on this journey.

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Reconstruction underway in Nuwakot District

Better data smooths the way for the post-earthquake reconstruction of health facilities in Nepal

One year after a massive earthquake hit Nepal, hundreds of health facilities still need to be rebuilt. A detailed engineering assessment of damaged health facilities is helping those involved with reconstruction efforts to plan their work more efficiently.

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Ambassador Harald Braun presents German statement to UN CPD

Commission on Population and Development adopts a strong resolution

From 11 – 15 of April, the UN Commission on Population and Development (CPD) held its 49th session under the theme “Strengthening the demographic evidence base for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” at the UN headquarters in New York.

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Health and Social Protection News Briefing

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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Tanga Hospital, Tanzania

Healthy Systems – Healthy Lives: a global initiative to strengthen health systems

Germany together with the World Health Organization launched the global initiative ‘Healthy Systems – Healthy Lives’ to bring together global health actors for a coordinated, effective and measurable effort to strengthen health systems.

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DFID launches debate on better age data

Throughout April, DFID invites health experts, policy makers, researchers and activists to take part in an experiment in Open Policy Making to address the serious lack of age-disaggregated data. To ensure that the Global Goals make a difference for all, data must start to capture the realities of people of all ages.

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Mednet: Malawi’s first online network for medical professionals

It is often said that more Malawian doctors work in Manchester than in Malawi itself. In actual fact, nobody really knows how many Malawian medical staff work abroad. Now a new initiative is reaching out to the Malawian medical diaspora, encouraging them to engage with the health system back home.

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my Health. my Rights. our Future

'my Health. my Rights. our Future': conference on adolescent health in Nepal

What interventions are effective at promoting the health and rights of Nepal’s adolescents? Stakeholders from across Nepal and the region will gather on 2-3 May 2016 in Kathmandu to discuss this issue at the country’s first national conference on adolescent health and development.

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Annual Meeting of the German Society of Tropical Medicine

In October 2016, researchers and practitioners of tropical medicine and international health will gather in Bonn, Germany. Focus topics will include, among others, neglected tropical diseases and refugee medicine. The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 22 July 2016.

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Together we shine: youth health development in Namibia’s Ohangwena region

40% of all new HIV infections in Namibia are among young people aged 15-24. In Ohangwena, the community and various government agencies have come together in a Youth Health Task Force, rallying behind a joint goal: empowering young people and preventing HIV.

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Social marketing for family planning in Côte d’Ivoire

Social marketing of contraceptives aims to provide women and families greater choice and control over their lives. This case study on Côte d’Ivoire describes how the local organisation AIMAS, with support from Germany, has taken the lead in scaling-up family planning in a (post) civil war context.

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