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‘I’m paid to change things, not keep the status quo’

‘I’m paid to change things, not keep the status quo’

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, …

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Ensuring mothers’ and babies’ health in Tanzania

Ensuring mothers’ and babies’ health in Tanzania

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.

Asking the Hard Questions

Asking the Hard Questions

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.

Following the roadmap to better health data

Following the roadmap to better health data

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.

Coping with catastrophe

Coping with catastrophe

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.

Making leaders more effective

Making leaders more effective

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?

Leading the way to Universal Health Coverage

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 …

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