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Setting the foundations for quality diagnostics in Cambodian laboratories

July 17, 2024

Setting the foundations for quality diagnostics in Cambodian laboratories

Quality management systems are the invisible backbone of high-performing laboratories and a prerequisite for international accreditation. In Cambodia, national mentors are supporting laboratory teams to implement such systems, with encouraging results.

Centering Disability Inclusion at World Health Assembly

July 1, 2024

Centering Disability Inclusion at World Health Assembly

The global health landscape has long overlooked persons with disabilities, but change is coming. There is a growing recognition that achieving health equity and Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is impossible without including this marginalised group. Pioneers in disability inclusion gathered in Geneva to share experiences, showcase best practices, and inspire new partnerships. The call to action is clear: It’s time to move from awareness to action.

A first for Senegal, as social health insurance is extended to artisans

June 24, 2024

A first for Senegal, as social health insurance is extended to artisans

Informal sector workers often earn low and irregular wages, lack protection and face difficulties in accessing adequate basic services. As part of Senegal’s labour reforms, Germany is supporting a social protection pilot which could be extended to cover the whole informal sector

An integrated solution for healthcare waste takes off in Nepal

June 13, 2024

An integrated solution for healthcare waste takes off in Nepal

In Nepalgunj, a Central Treatment Facility safely manages infectious waste from 190 different health facilities. Does this public-private partnership hold the answer to one of Nepal’s most intractable problems?

Put me in any new situation and I immediately start looking for the solutions

May 30, 2024

Put me in any new situation and I immediately start looking for the solutions

As Kelvin Hui moves on to pastures new, Healthy Developments looks back at his 20 year career with German Development Cooperation, spanning many different countries and diverse roles.

Stories

  • Setting the foundations for quality diagnostics in Cambodian laboratories

    Setting the foundations for quality diagnostics in Cambodian laboratories

    Quality management systems are the invisible backbone of high-performing laboratories and a prerequisite for international accreditation. In Cambodia, national mentors are supporting laboratory teams to implement such systems, with encouraging results.

  • Centering Disability Inclusion at World Health Assembly

    Centering Disability Inclusion at World Health Assembly

    The global health landscape has long overlooked persons with disabilities, but change is coming. There is a growing recognition that achieving health equity and Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is impossible without including this marginalised group. Pioneers in disability inclusion gathered in Geneva to share experiences, showcase best practices, and inspire new partnerships. The call to…

  • A first for Senegal, as social health insurance is extended to artisans

    A first for Senegal, as social health insurance is extended to artisans

    Informal sector workers often earn low and irregular wages, lack protection and face difficulties in accessing adequate basic services. As part of Senegal’s labour reforms, Germany is supporting a social protection pilot which could be extended to cover the whole informal sector

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Maps

last-mile-initiative

Map of the German Last Mile Initiative

Turning vaccines into vaccinations

Across the world, turning vaccines into vaccinations remains a challenge. As part of its G7 Presidency in 2022, Germany supports vaccine logistics and vaccination campaigns with its Last Mile Initiative, including through bilateral projects of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Explore this interactive map to learn more.

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Map of German-supported digital health solutions

German development cooperation aims at enabling its partner countries to realise the full potential of digital technology in building scalable, sustainable and interoperable digital health systems.

This map shows the digital health solutions Germany currently supports in its partner countries.

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