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Events 2017

Health and so­cial pro­tec­tion con­fer­ences and events in 2017 to which Ger­man De­vel­op­ment Co­op­er­a­tion con­tributed: Get an overview.


Pri­vate sec­tor can help build African health sys­tems

Participants after the discussion

‘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, 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. Read more


Realizing the Demographic Dividend in Africa

The panelists

Are the potential economic benefits of demographic change in Africa ready to be seized? At the 2017 European Development Days GIZ brought this question to the fore in a lab debate, taking a closer look at the opportunities and challenges of the Demographic Dividend. Read more


Launch of a Joint Vision for Health Systems Strengthening

Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director General, and new members of UHC2030

On 24 May, the strategy paper “Healthy systems for UHC – a joint vision for healthy lives” was launched at a high level side event of the 70th World Health Assembly. The document is the result of a comprehensive international consultation process, significantly shaped by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Read more


Connecting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development & Paris Climate Agreement

Introduction speech by MinR H. Warnken, BMZ

“We need to make health systems everybody’s business” says Heiko Warnken, Head of the Division for Health, Social Security and Population Policy, BMZ, in a break-out session on forging linkages between health and climate agendas at the Interconnection Conference hosted by the German Development Institute (DIE) in Bonn. Read more


Hacking Global Health

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On October 15-17, KfW Development Bank will organize a hackathon in Berlin in cooperation with the World Health Summit (WHS). Small and multi-disciplinary teams will create and develop ideas on how to improve urban health in Africa, Asia and Latin America and present these to an audience of experts from all over the world. Read more


Changing Age Structures and Sustainable Development

Panellists at CPD side event

From 3 to 7 April 2017, the Commission on Population and Development held its 50th session at the UN headquarters in New York. At a side event hosted by Japan and Germany, panellists discussed current challenges in realizing access to sexual and reproductive health and rights for all. Read more


Kenyan IT-students impress international health experts

Kenyan teams and Deputy Director Baur, BMZ

Six young Kenyans presented their IT-based ideas for better healthcare in Kenya at the International German Forum. Hosting the Forum, Chancellor Angela Merkel emphasized that health is a key topic for Germany’s G20 presidency and thanked the Kenyan hackers for their commitment to improving global health. Read more


From Nairobi to Berlin: Young hackers for Global Health

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Three interdisciplinary teams of young professionals from Nairobi will present their e-health projects for health promotion and disease prevention for young people in Kenya to the International German Forum in Berlin on 21/22 February 2017. What happens when Kenyan hackers meet German IT experts and business leaders? Read more


Joining forces against demand for drugs in Central Asia

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Delegations from five Central Asian countries came to Astana/ Kazakhstan, to take part in the 2nd Regional Steering Committee Meeting of the Central Asia Drug Action Programme (CADAP). The meeting highlighted partner countries’ achievements in effectively reducing both drug demand and supply. Read more


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