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University and Hospital Partnerships in Africa

Mbeya Hospital, Tanzania

State-of-the-art know-how is in great demand among hospitals in low- and middle-income countries seeking to improve patient care. German universities and hospitals are renowned for their expertise in this regard. Development cooperation brings these two sides together by supporting twinning arrangements between experts from German institutions and their peers in hospitals from countries in the global south. BMZ has therefore launched an initiative for hospital partnerships which aims at better supporting these twinning arrangements.

As part of this initiative and of the ESTHER Alliance for Global Health Partnerships, Germany currently supports two funding programmes:

ESTHER Germany is coordinated by the GIZ managed secretariate of the BMZ initiative for hospital partnerships.

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