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A consultation at the Osh Family Medicine Centre

Socially-oriented primary health care in Kyrgyzstan: Family doctors and nurses learn from Kazakhstan’s person-centred model of care

Primary health care services in Kyrgyzstan have a strong medical orientation. Inspired by the model in neighbouring Kazakhstan, family doctors and nurses in two regions are paying more attention to social determinants of health – and linking people up with appropriate services.

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Strengthening health workers’ capacities in contexts of fragility and conflict: lessons learned from German technical cooperation

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and Federal Ministry of Health (BMG) joined forces to host a high-level meeting on pandemics. Despite the challenges ahead, a sense of hope and determination prevailed that progress can be made.

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Waiting to see the doctor at Osh FMC

Getting Kyrgyz women the antenatal care they’re entitled to: Closing the gap between paper and practice

Pregnant women in Kyrgyzstan are entitled to a basic package of antenatal care services through the country’s national social health insurance. Yet accessing these services can be like navigating an obstacle course. A German-supported project is raising women’s awareness of their rights and making it easier for pregnant women who are uninsured to get covered.

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The African Advanced Vaccinology course, Afro-ADVAC 2023, was held recently in South Africa

Building Africa’s vaccinology expertise and leadership

Expanding vaccine production in Africa, now a key objective for the continent, will require a highly skilled workforce with the necessary expertise. This is why BACKUP Health is supporting vaccine production-related further education and training through the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. The recent African Advanced Vaccinology course is one example. 

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Human and animal health workers during bite investigation in Battambang

What does it take to put One Health into practice? A rabies prevention and control project in Cambodia tests out new ways of doing public health

Every year as many as 800 Cambodians die of rabies following dog bites. Breaking the cycle of disease is possible, but only when human and animal health workers join forces. A German-supported project is working with Cambodian partners to jointly implement rabies activities in the public sector for the first time.

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