Global Health Hub Germany: Bringing together knowledge – Developing solutions – Advancing global health
Support to the Global Health Hub Germany
Implementing the health-related development goals of the 2030 Agenda requires cooperation between actors in many different fields. In early 2019, the German Federal Ministry of Health (BMG) therefore launched the Global Health Hub Germany (GHHG) to create a forum for information, dialogue and cooperation on global health between non-state actors in Germany.
In its first phase, the GHHG has already developed a large network, held a wide range of events, established twelve working groups (communities of practice) and piloted various activities. Since its establishment, the GHHG has offered a platform to more than 1,500 members. In its second phase, the focus is on sharing findings, achieving measurable results, and expanding the policy dialogue.
Cooperation between the various participants in the network is enhanced. Germany makes a significant contribution to global health.
The project operates in four areas of action:
1. It maintains the network, enhances coordination between the participants, and activates the members. In addition, it provides access to information from the global health community and engages in public outreach via its website and social media. It also fosters cross-cutting dialogue between actors through communities of practice and develops partnerships with relevant institutions.
2. The project promotes selected specialist topics. To this end, it facilitates dialogues on annual priority topics with experts from a wide variety of fields to provide input for policy- making. The results are documented and published – on issues such as global health architecture, climate and health, health financing and digital health.
3. It gives policy-makers access to the expertise of non-state actors. To this end, it is building a network of relevant political stakeholders and developing suitable formats for dialogue between the GHHG and policy- makers, such as ad-hoc expert panels.
4. It continues to develop the Global Health Hub and support the implementation of the new GHHG strategy. It also reaches out to potential sponsors to mobilise resources for the GHHG.
Last update: February 2023