Multilateral organisations

Federal Chancellor Merkel and WHO Director-General Chan

World Health Organization (WHO)

WHO is the most important UN specialised agency in the health sector. The focus of its work is on the establishment and extension of effective health services and in helping countries to fight disease. It also supports medical research and acts as a worldwide health warning service. WHO is a key partner for Germany in its efforts to strengthen health systems worldwide, e.g. through the ‘Healthy Systems – Healthy Lives’ Initiative. Read more

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Germany is supporting the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (known as the ‘Global Fund’) to step up the fight against the three diseases and get back on track to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target of ending these epidemics by 2030.  Read more

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

Gavi is a public-private partnership whose task it is to help save children's lives and protect people's health by providing easy access to immunisations (vaccines) and by improving health systems. Germany is a major donor of Gavi, with a commitment of EUR 600 million for 2016-2020 announced by Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Gavi pledging conference in Berlin in 2015. Read more

UHC 2030

UHC2030 is the global movement to build stronger health systems for universal health coverage, promoting collaborative working in countries and globally on health systems strengthening. Germany has been a strong supporter of these efforts, see Health Systems Strengthening for UHC. Read more

Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

UNAIDS is the leading body for global action to achieve a worldwide political consensus on the fight against the HIV epidemic. The programme is mandated to manage, strengthen and support worldwide efforts to stem the epidemic's spread. BMZ contributes to UNAIDS annual budget. Read more

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