Events 2018

Health and so­cial pro­tec­tion con­fer­ences and events in 2018 to which Ger­man De­vel­op­ment Co­op­er­a­tion con­tributed: Get an overview.

A mid-term review of Gavi’s progress

At MTR Meeting: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Chair of the Gavi Board, Reem Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Cooperation, United Arab Emirates, Seth Berkley, CEO, Gavi

On 10-11 December 2018, Germany participated in Gavi’s mid-term review meeting, hosted by the United Arab Emirates Read more

Calling upon governments to uphold their commitments

Participants in the Asia Regional Dialogue hold up the list of recommendations

In November 2018, the Asia Regional Dialogue took place in Bangkok ahead of the Asia Pacific Population Conference Mid-Term Review. Key stakeholders discussed how to make sure that human rights and gender commitments are realised in the region. Read more

Resistant pathogens - a catastrophe with advance notification

Schnell wraps up the conference

Every year, around 700,000 people die as a consequence of antimicrobial resistance. Given the size of the threat, KfW and the German Healthcare Partnership jointly hosted a conference on this topic in Berlin on 26 November 2018, exploring ways to address it, including through development financing and involvement of the private sector. Read more

A new push for progress on sexual and reproductive health and rights – 25 years after cairo

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

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. Read more

Reporting from the World Health Summit 2018

Chancellor Angela Merkel, Detlev Ganten, Dr Tedros and Emma Solberg at Joint Keynote Session

On October 14-16 2018, 2,400 participants from over 100 nations attended the 10th World Health Summit (WHS) in Berlin, sharing their knowledge and experiences in an atmosphere of friendliness and curiosity combined with a strong interest in learning from one another. Read more

Tying the Digital Knots

Digital Knots participants

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. Read more

GIZ Symposium 2018: Globalisation – Revisited

Panelists at opening plenary

The Symposium, which is organised by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), brings together experts and local counterparts working for programmes supported by the German government, representatives from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), KfW Development Bank and GIZ head office, as well as representatives from other international organisations, government, academia, civil society and the private sector. Read more

Breaking Barriers and Building Bridges

German booth in the IAC Exibition Hall

At the 22nd International AIDS Conference (IAC) – entitled ‘Breaking Barriers and Building Bridges – the German booth staged a co-creative art event and provided information on Germany’s and partner countries’ responses to the HIV epidemic. Between 23 and 27 July 2018, the IAC took place in Amsterdam, gathering over 16000 delegates from around the world. Read more

Taking a unified stance for women’s rights in Africa


In July 2018, the Africa Regional Dialogue on Advancing Gender Equality and Rights took place in Nairobi, Kenya. Experts from civil society from all over the world joined forces to explore what remains to be done to realize women’s rights in Africa. At the forefront of the discussions were key issues such as the prevention of HIV, gender-based violence against women, harmful practices and reproductive health and rights. Read more

Kick-off event for a new German strategy on global health

Panel Discussion

Over the past few years, Germany has assumed a strong leadership role in global health. To further strengthen this commitment, a new German strategy on global health will be developed, led by the German Federal Ministry of Health, in close consultation with other relevant ministries and with input from non-state actors. Read more

Health at the forefront at Kenya’s annual Devolution Conference

Health Sector Programme booth at Devolution Conference

Kenya’s Devolution Conference is a major opportunity for county governments to reflect on the challenges and achievements of decentralised governance. This year, health officials from three counties shared approaches they have developed and implemented with German support to foster greater accountability in the health sector. Read more

Standing strong for sexual & reproductive health rights

UNFPA Director Natalia Kanem addressing the Commission on Population and Development

Sustainable cities, human mobility and international migration were at the core of discussions at the 51st session of the UN Commission on Population and Development. Germany helped forge a global alliance that stood strong in its defense of sexual and reproductive health and rights. Read more

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