The Africa Centers of Disease Control and Prevention want to involve young Africans in public health governance. How did this come about and how will it work?
COVID-19: health sector responses
Across the African continent young volunteers have volunteered to accelerate the uptake of COVID-19 vaccinations. This Africa CDC initiative is a deliberate effort to ensure that Africa’s greatest asset – young people – are fully involved in, and own, their countries’ COVID-19 responses and recovery strategies.
Why Ecuador’s government and health workers are determined to make their health system more resilient – and how German technical cooperation supports this endeavour.
How and why German development cooperation invests, technically and financially, in local manufacturing of medical and pharmaceutical products.
SORMAS (Surveillance Outbreak Response Management & Analysis System) is increasingly recognised as a digital system that can provide policy-relevant data and management support across the One Health domains – not only at local and national level, but potentially at regional and global levels too.
When health workers in African countries read the labels on the vaccine shots they administer – be they against measles or COVID-19 – they mostly find that they were produced on a different continent.
At the WHS 2021, a high-level panel considers achievements and shortfalls in the efforts of the international community to reach global vaccination targets
A perfect synergy: Germany and WHO join forces to take laboratory diagnostics in Kyrgyzstan to the next level
The spread of SARS-CoV-2 has put laboratories in Kyrgyzstan to the test. Since 2020, Germany has been part of a multi-partner effort to broaden and deepen testing capacity in the country, including the introduction of genetic sequencing.
How can remote mental health services help meet refugees’ and host communities’ psychological needs?
In the Middle East conflicts and COVID-19 have increased demands for mental health services – and made them very hard to deliver. A new study commissioned by GIZ on behalf of BMZ explores the potential of remote service provision.
Thanks to the Drone and Data Aid project and its training academy, drones revolutionise access to medicines in hard-to reach rural areas of one of the world’s poorest countries.