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Women participating in initial community consultations, Nowshera

Pakistan
Dialogues bridging gender divides in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

In two districts in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, dialogues across generational and gender hierarchies addressed cultural practices that harm women’s reproductive health and rights. Contrary to concerns that the approach might not be suitable for the conservative cultural context, the response was overwhelmingly positive and first results exceeded expectations.

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A DHIS2 training workshop in St. George’s, Grenada

Climate change and health
Improving climate-sensitive disease surveillance in Grenada

Grenada’s pa­per-based health in­for­ma­tion sys­tem is poorly suited for mon­i­tor­ing cli­mate-sen­si­tive dis­eases. With Ger­man sup­port, the Min­istry of Health is adopt­ing the open source soft­ware DHIS2 which will greatly ease rou­tine data col­lec­tion – and pro­vide a pow­er­ful plat­form for in­te­grat­ing health, vec­tor and cli­mate data.

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Brigitte Zypries, Minister of Economic Affairs and Energy and Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS with representatives of Mach4, GIZ and Right to Care

South Africa
Game changer: Automated pharmacy dispensing in South Africa

A German company, Mach4, has received the first-ever German Global Health Award for its role as technology provider to Pharmacy of the Future, a development partnership which is improving pharmacy dispensing and access to medicines for the 22 million South Africans who require chronic medication.

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What’s on

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

World Health Assembly
Launch of a Joint Vision for Health Systems Strengthening for UHC

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).

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Participants after the discussion

Health Systems Strengthening
Private sector can help build African health systems

‘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 in Geneva, 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.

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The panelists

Population dynamics
Realizing the Demographic Dividend in Africa

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.

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What’s on

"Leave no one behind" - this is one of the central claims made by the 2030 Agenda

Hackathon
Hacking Global Health

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.

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Group picture at Kuala Lumpur module

Leadership
Towards Universal Health Coverage in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Nepal

As the Asian cycle of the P4H Leadership programme is moving into its final phase, 32 high-level stakeholders from different sectors of government and civil society have begun to change things on the ground, thanks to hands-on leadership training and support to in-country activities moving the national UHC agenda forward.

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Good reads

Local production of pharmaceuticals and health system strengthening in Africa

Evidence Brief in preparation
Local production of pharmaceuticals and health system strengthening in Africa

In Sub-Sahara Africa, poor access to medicines weakens health systems although local pharmaceutical manufacturing is long established. Preliminary insights from a forthcoming Evidence Brief highlight health and development benefits from creating stronger local and global linkages between industrial and health agendas, and outline how this can be done.

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