Global and regional initiatives

Eastern and Southern Africa Initiative on HIV Prevention and Sexual Health for Young People, side-event at the UN General Assembly 2014

The P4H Leadership for Universal Health Coverage Programme

L4UHC is a capacity development programme which aims to move the UHC process forward in participating countries. The year-long programme is based on peer-to-peer exchange, facilitated by experienced coaches and resource persons who bring in leadership and change theory, as well as UHC-related technical expertise. Read more

P4H: social health protection network

P4H is a global platform for information exchange, capacity development, and coordination of technical support regarding social health protection and universal health coverage. The P4H initiative comprises Germany, France, Switzerland, Spain, the International Labour Organization, the World Health Organization, the World Bank and the African Development Bank. Read more

Global alliances for social protection

This programme promotes dialogue, mutual learning and the exchange of knowledge and experience on a variety of social protection topics. Countries in focus are emerging economies such as Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico and South Africa, as well as other interested countries like Chile, Peru and the Philippines. Read more

Hospital Partnerships – Partners Strengthen Health

The programme "Hospital Partnerships - Partners Strengthen Health" supports partnerships between health personnel from German institutions and their colleagues at partner institutions in low and middle-income countries. The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) established the Hospital Partnerships Initiative in 2016 with the support of the Else Kröner-Fresenius Foundation. Read more


BACKUP Health, co-financed by Swiss Development Cooperation, provides technical assistance to in-country stakeholders of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, with a focus on health systems strengthening and on improving governance and implementation of Global Fund grants. Read more

Population dynamics, sexual and reproductive health and rights

This sector programme strengthens the position of German Development Cooperation in realising the Sustainable Development Goals in the areas of population dynamics and sexual and reproductive health and rights. Read more

Global Alliances for the International Conference on Population and Development

The programme „Global Alliances for the ICPD” aims at enhancing cross-regional alliances for the promotion of the human rights-based and gender-sensitive goals of the Cairo Programme of Action that was adopted at International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in 1994. Read more

German Healthcare Partnership

The German Healthcare Partnership is a strategic alliance with the Federation of German Industries (BDI) and its member companies from the German healthcare industry. The aim is to improve access to quality-assured healthcare services in developing countries and emerging markets. Read more

Development of Systems of Integrated Social Development

This project supports the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in developing and extending social protection systems in partner countries to realise the human right to social protection for all and to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Read more

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