Poor sanitation comes with a cost – it affects the affected individuals’ and populations’ health status and their productivity. Zambia, for example, loses 1.3 percent of GDP due to public health impacts of poor sanitation which results in child malnutrition, illness and premature death.
Germany is supporting Malawi’s Ministry of Health in piloting an electronic patient register in a rural health centre, which replaces paper records and gives health workers a reliable, cost-effective tool for improving diagnoses and treatment at the same time as automatically contributing valuable data to the national health information system.
Keki Adhikari is a well-known actress, model and film producer in her native Nepal. Since October 2020, she has a new role: as goodwill ambassador for menstrual health. Working with the GIZ-implemented Support to the Health Sector Programme (S2HSP) and the Menstrual Health and Hygiene Management Partners Alliance (MHM PA), she is raising awareness about …