Global Health – One Health

Resilient health systems 

Health is a prerequisite for a self-determined life. However, medical care is often inadequate, particularly in developing countries and emerging economies. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH supports countries and institutions around the world in making health systems more resilient and in providing populations with improved health services. The ways it does so include by promoting training for health workers, by strengthening structures for the health of women and girls and by fostering effective treatment methods. In 2021 alone, GIZ helped provide nearly 95 million people with better health services. 


        
    

        
    

        
    

        
    

        
    

Bringing together climate change, biodiversity and health 

More than three quarters of all newly emerging infectious diseases affecting humans originate in animals. Inadequate nature conservation and shrinking habitats are bringing humans and animals critically close to one another. GIZ pools its long-standing experience in the fields of health, food security, climate change adaptation and biodiversity conservation, because by preserving biodiversity, we also prevent pandemics.

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Global solutions for fair health care

Diseases do not stop at national borders. International commercial and passenger transport, which is growing steadily, brings with it the threat of pandemics. GIZ supports regional organisations in developing cross-border infection protection plans. Mutual learning serves as a basis for controlling and fighting disease outbreaks and for fair health care. International hospital partnerships, in which health personnel from Germany and 58 countries share their expertise, are an example of this.

Fair vaccine distribution worldwide 

In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, multilateral work is showing how global health can be financed. One example is COVAX (COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access), a platform that pools global demand and resources regarding procurement of COVID-19 vaccines. GIZ is committed to the fair distribution of vaccines across the globe and supports partner countries in providing vaccines and educating the population. The long-term goal is to develop local vaccine production. 

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Better learning: linking health and education

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Knowledge without taboos: a join-in circuit to combat HIV

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Preserving the environment and staying healthy

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Harnessing mobiles: making insurance digital and mobile

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Working together to end leprosy

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Serbia: A newly founded practice gives children a future

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Displacement and pandemic: the dual pressures on Colombia’s health systems

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Media campaign on taboos goes viral

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Philippines: visiting the doctor online

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Interview: ‘My boss said I was mad’