Building on existing open source management information systems saves reinventing the digital wheel When COVID hit The Gambia, the government had to act fast to protect poor households from the financial fallout. A US$10 million emergency cash transfer scheme was rolled out – the largest in the country’s history. The problem was how to manage …
Emerging infectious disease outbreaks like Ebola, Zika or the new Coronavirus cast a glaring light on the dangers of ‘zoonoses’ – infectious diseases transmitted between animals and humans
On the eve of his retirement, Paul Rückert looks back at an eventful career After 28 years leading German-supported health programmes across Asia, Paul Rückert is retiring from GIZ. ‘I’ve always been driven by a desire to bring about sustainable changes in the countries where I work,’ he says. ‘When you have a motivated team, …
A simple approach to monitoring water, sanitation and hygiene standards is triggering action
In Pakistan a GIZ project reinvents its approach to capacity development – with considerable success!
Healthcare workers overcome fear with trust, training and up-to-date guidance
Rapid support for primary health care centers in a time of great confusion
Expert teams from Germany provide rapid support for laboratory diagnostics
The Partnership for Economic Inclusion (PEI) shares assessment of economic inclusion programmes in 75 countries
A practical guide to ensuring human rights in Global Fund-financed HIV, TB and malaria programmes
Digital solutions offer hope of a breakthrough on an age-old challenge
How Germany’s bilateral health programmes forge public-private cooperation for more resilient health systems
Working towards resilience in a long-suffering health system
Zero COVID-19 deaths but severe economic consequences put Cambodia’s social protection systems on the spot
Collective efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 continue amid ongoing conflicts
The journey towards a sustainable open source solution for health financing
Enabling the seamless exchange of health financing data in a growing number of countries
Enhancing coordination and effectiveness for beneficiaries, programmes and government departments
German cooperation helps mitigate COVID-19 infection risks for EAC’s airline staff and passengers
Interesting lessons are emerging from the work of the BACKUP Health Initiative
A hospital partnership is at the forefront of efforts to improve cervical cancer screening and treatment
Rapid response-mode policy support to countries facing COVID19-related social and economic disaster
Transforming healthcare waste management for a healthier, more sustainable Nepal
Liberian-German cooperation takes on new meaning in the era of COVID-19
Struggling to find the right response in a time of uncertainty
In the current crisis Germany reaffirms sexual and reproductive health and rights as essential for strong health systems
Colleagues report from health projects in Northern Iraq, Cambodia and Kyrgyzstan
Germany enables reference laboratories in East and West Africa to perform the much-needed diagnostic tests
Due to COVID-19 the German Epidemic Preparedness Team is working to capacity – and beyond
First-hand perspectives from two German-supported health programmes
Innovative approaches to maternal healthcare in Yemen
The political will to prioritise social health protection makes all the difference
From cyberspace to villages – innovative solutions to help tackle pandemics
Seeing patient-centered care in action in nearby Kazakhstan leaves Kyrgyz delegation deeply impressed
Looking back on a 3-year project that improved career opportunities for women in Liberia’s health workforce
A leadership development programme offers new perspectives and tools for tackling workplace challenges
A new National Social Protection Council convenes the right players
A comprehensive approach to improving laboratories lays the groundwork for better population health
An important step towards better patient care
In Africa’s largest pandemic emergency exercise, faster diagnostics improve preparedness and response
Reporting on concerted efforts to make life better for women and girls, month after month
Developing health sector capacities for vocational training and management of biomedical equipment
A training manual for gender responsive human resource management
Introducing a routine health services costing system to improve efficiency and quality of health services
How a career guidance programme in Liberia is encouraging girls to consider jobs in traditionally male health professions
Guided by the concept of ‘planetary health,’ it’s time to get serious about waste management in the health sector
KfW and Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine shift the frontiers of outbreak detection in the EAC
A successful four-year programme is coming to an end
Three short videos about a One Health approach to preventing and managing epidemic outbreaks in East Africa
Making life better for girls and women in Nepal – month after month
The SSK scheme: a first step towards Universal Health Coverage
Malawi blazes a trail with the creation of a single, integrated database for social protection programmes
The Global Health Investment Fund successfully tackles neglected global health problems
Using LEGO bricks to foster transformative processes amongst Global Fund partners from 16 African countries
How the roll-out of electronic reporting to health posts improves local planning and budgeting
A package of in-house training and mentoring at dispensaries, health centres and hospitals helped save lives
How Single Window Service Centres ensure informal sector workers’ access to social protection in Karnataka
Considering the impact of Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana on women’s healthcare and on their empowerment
How openMEDIS is improving the management and maintenance of high-tech medical devices
How the Leadership for UHC (L4UHC) Programme helped improve drug availability in Nepal
Despite increasing levels of injecting drug use, evidence-based drug treatment programmes have been slow to take root in Nepal. A national opioid substitution therapy programme supported by German Development Cooperation points the way forward to integrated care for people who inject drugs.
In the face of climate change, the introduction of DHIS2 opens the way for greater intersectoral collaboration
How Pharmacy of the Future makes it faster and easier for the chronically ill to receive their medications
An innovative approach for easier access to medications
A knowledge management platform for development partners supporting Bangladesh’s health reform programme
The P4H Leadership for UHC (L4UHC) programme’s first Asia cycle is in full swing
Four French-speaking African countries embark on the P4H Leadership for Universal Health Coverage (L4UHC) programme
How openHIMIS could boost the global community’s efforts to realise Universal Health Coverage
Western Kenya’s quest for a culture of constructive criticism in healthcare
Findings from research on persons with disabilities’ sexual and reproductive health in Cambodia
A promising method to estimate maternal mortality for Pakistan’s healthcare system
How a simple knowledge tool brings stakeholders together to preserve six years of HIV prevention insight and success
An innovative health insurance scheme, jointly funded by BMZ via KfW Entwicklungsbank and Tanzania’s National Health Insurance Fund, improves pregnant women’s access to safe delivery services and provides financial protection for them and their families at a particularly vulnerable time in their lives.
One year after a massive earthquake hit Nepal, hundreds of health facilities still need to be rebuilt. A detailed engineering assessment of damaged health facilities is helping those involved with reconstruction efforts to plan their work more efficiently.
In many parts of the developing world, sanitary products and hygiene facilities for menstruating women and girls are unavailable or inadequate
It is often said that more Malawian doctors work in Manchester than in Malawi itself
BMZ and UNICEF join forces for adolescents’ access to sexual health treatment, care and support in Malawi
Bringing together the movers and shakers
A Computer Assisted Hospital Management System increases revenue and improves services
Many children in Bolivia are affected by heart diseases. In 2013, German Development Cooperation, the medical technology company Dräger and local partners joined forces to change this.
Bernd Appelt, GIZ team leader and senior technical advisor, reflects back on five years at the helm of the Multi-sector HIV Prevention Programme in South Africa.
With the introduction of the WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist to health facilities in two districts of a German-supported project aims to reduce the maternal and newborn mortality in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
In accordance with the 2015 Measurement and Accountability for Results in Health summit, Germany supports Nepal in reforming its health information system, and Malawi, where better data has already yielded convincing results.
Since the earthquake struck in April 2015, German Development Cooperation has focused on helping Nepal build a more resilient health system that will be better able to deal with future disasters.
An innovative South African-German development collaboration aims to counter “AIDS fatigue” amongst South African students by bringing a fresh new beat to HIV media campaigns on campus radio stations.
In March 2015, 30 participants from six countries finished the first edition of the joint GIZ/World Bank Leadership for Universal Health Coverage course. What did they learn and achieve?
Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is a priority for many countries but practitioners often find it hard to make change a reality. A new programme run jointly by GIZ and the World Bank aims to develop the leadership skills needed to deliver reform. Download documents: Information Brochure: Supporting Leaders to deliver resultsPDF 845 KB, English UHC Leadership …
German Development Cooperation in Ghana provides rapid and flexible support to the country’s Ebola preparedness efforts
Promoting gender equality, inclusive growth and development
This 10-minutes video confronts viewers with the harsh realities of sex workers’ lives in Zimbabwe.