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Global Leaders at Joint Keynote launching the Global Action Plan

Global Action Plan
The Global Action Plan

If the SDGs are to be achieved by 2030, the pace of progress must accelerate. In response to a letter from Germany’s chancellor, Angela Merkel, Ghana’s president, Nana Akufo-Addo, and Norway’s prime minister, Erna Solberg, Dr Tedros, WHOs Director General and 10 other UN organisations put forward an Action Plan that calls all actors in health to align, accelerate and account.

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Digitalising Nepal’s health sector

Nepal
Digitalising Nepal’s health sector - A country’s journey towards an interoperable digital health ecosystem

Nepal has made remarkable progress on its journey towards the creation of an interoperable digital health ecosystem, and the Nepali-German Health Programme acts as an effective catalyst: bringing together the many digital health initiatives, building consensus among Nepal’s digital health stakeholders and working towards the delivery of a more harmonised and aligned digital approach.

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Dereje Wordofa, Mina Barling, Adriana Domagola, Ann Starrs, moderator

International Dialogue
A new push for progress on sexual and reproductive health and rights – 25 years after Cairo

On 23rd and 24th October 2018 over 100 representatives from governments, civil society, academia and private sector from almost 40 countries gathered at the 16th International Dialogue in Berlin. In a series of discussions and participatory formats, they discussed how to push progress for sexual and reproductive health and rights for everyone.

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Pandemic Preparedness
Are we ready for the next one?

Every month thousands of public health threats are detected in countries around the world, each signaling the possible start of a disease outbreak which could once more spiral into an epidemic with vast social and economic costs. At the session ‘Pandemic Preparedness in the 21st century’, a high-level expert panel took stock of progress made since the 2014 Ebola outbreak.

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Hospital Partnerships

Hospital Partnerships
How hospital partnerships can make a difference

Institutional capacity development was the focus of a panel discussion held on October 15 2018 at the World Health Summit in Berlin between African and German partners in Germany’s most recent initiative for promoting hospital partnerships. Entitled ‘Hospital partnerships for improved service delivery – strengthening competencies of medical personnel’ it attracted over 150 international participants.

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World Health Summit

Sig­na­to­ries of the Prin­ci­ples of Donor Align­ment as pre­sent at the WHS

Digital Health
Launching the Principles of Donor Alignment for Digital Health

Digitalisation in low- and middle-income countries keeps accelerating, with the health sector at the forefront. Where different development partners promote the use of separate information systems, fragmentation, duplication and health system inefficiencies result. The session ‘Digital health in developing countries’ at the World Health 2018 saw a lively debate on this and related issues.

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Table Top Exercise about a fictional cross border outbreak

Kenya
Outbreak preparedness in the East African Community

On the way to better pandemic preparedness in the region, the East African Secretariat, with support from GIZ on behalf of the German government, conducted a two day Table Top Exercise on outbreak response. This exercise will be followed by a Full Field Simulation in June 2019.

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Teaching school children how to make reusable sanitary napkins out of cloth

Nepal
Fighting discriminatory practices and ‘period poverty’

Although menstruation is a natural process signaling a girl’s entry into womanhood, in many low-income countries such as Nepal, adolescent girls and women face significant challenges when it comes to managing menstruation health hygienically, with dignity, security and confidence. With German technical assistance, Nepal has begun to tackle this challenge.

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Tying the knots: A conference on digitalising social protection systems

Digital social protection
Tying the knots: A conference on digitalising social protection systems

Optimizing service delivery, analytics and transparency, digital solutions can reduce fragmentation and enable a systems approach to universal social protection. On 14 September 2018, a 1-day conference at Bonn’s University Club provided a platform for the discussion of concepts and experiences in the field of digital social protection.

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