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Proposals in 2019


In February 2019, health and social protection experts from GIZ and KfW submitted the nine proposals listed below to the German Health Practice Collection. In early April, BMZ division 403 selected proposals 4 and 9 as topics for GHPC studies in 2019. Thank you to all candidates for their participation and congratulations to the teams in Delhi, Jakarta and Abuja!

16 April 2019

Proposal 1

Case study: Anchoring health systems strengthening within the Global Fund architecture: Insights from Germany’s multi-level approach.

Taking a closer look at the different elements of this approach and how they complement each other.

Study questions:

  1. How can GDC effectively support the Global Fund’s contribution to HSS and UHC?
  2. In Malawi, how can BACKUP, the German bilateral health programme and other partners like WHO jointly support the implementation of GF HSS-grants?

Proposal 2

Case study: A decentralized community-based supply- and demand-side approach to UHC: Insights from Cameroon and Germany’s successful collaboration on Regional Funds

Study questions:

  1. How do the funds support and accelerate the implementation of UHC? 
  2. How do the funds strengthen accountability, decentralisation and community confidence in the health system?

Proposal 3

Case study: Bridging the gap: How a career life cycle approach fosters gender equitable employment in Liberia's health workforce.

Study questions:

  1. How can health programmes and employment promotion approaches be combined in a low-income setting?
  2. How can development cooperation make both short- and long-term contributions to gender equality in the health workforce?

Proposal 4

Case study: What has been key in Germany’s support for the large-scale reforms of India’s and Indonesia’s social health protection systems? A political economy perspective on two cases of successful long-term development cooperation.

Study questions:

  1. What has been GDC’s specific contribution to the establishment of India’s and Indonesia’s health insurance systems?
  2. How has GDC advanced political negotiations towards UHC?

Proposal 5

Discussion paper: What can other countries learn from the German health and health protection systems? Exploring the potential of partner delegations’ study tours to Germany.

Study questions:

  1. What can partner countries learn from the German UHC process and experience?
  2. Which aspects are particularly relevant for partner countries working towards UHC?

Proposal 6

Case study: How can German development cooperation support UHC as adaptive learning process? Insights from Germany’s long-term support to social health protection in Cambodia.

Study questions:

  1. How can GDC facilitate cross-sectoral collaboration on social health insurance to advance UHC?
  2. How can GDC support evidence-based policy making for UHC while environments and priorities change?

Proposal 7

Discussion paper: Putting healthcare waste management high on GDC’s agenda: Reasons and opportunities for a planetary health perspective in GDC’s health programming.

Study questions:

  1. Why does health care waste management matter for GDC’s health programming?
  2. Which openings and opportunities can GDC use in bilateral and global programmes to address this global challenge?

Proposal 8

Case study: How can pulse distribution improve poor families’ nutrition, health and social protection? Insights from implementing BMZ’s One World-No Hunger initiative in India.

Study questions:

  1. How did GDC manage to achieve major reforms within the world’s largest food distribution programme?
  2. What have been the effects of pulse distribution on recipients and the food distribution system more widely?

Proposal 9

Case study: How does ‘SORMAS-open’ (Surveillance, Outbreak Response Management and Analysis System) improve countries’ outbreak management and digital health ecosystems? Insights from Nigeria and Ghana.

Study questions:

  1. How does SORMAS-open improve Nigeria’s and Ghana’s outbreak management?
  2. How are international principles for digital health adhered to in order to ensure sustainability?

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