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Global Health is a topic of increased political and public interest. One reason is that disease outbreaks, such as the Ebola crisis few years ago in West Africa and again recently in the Democratic Republic of Congo, have attracted international attention.

To further shape Germany’s international leadership in this area, the Federal Government will develop a new Global Health Strategy. The Federal Ministry of Health (Bundesministerium für Gesundheit – BMG) is leading this process, working in close partnership with other relevant ministries. Actors from different sectors of the German society are invited to participate.

The development process began with an on Wednesday, 6th June 2018, when the Federal Ministry of Health hosted an official launching event. The GHP accompanies the process in behalf of the actors from the private sector and Dr Alois Dörlemann, GHP Speaker Sub-Saharan Africa moderates this.

The coordinators facilitating this process for each of the groups –  representing civil society, think tanks, private sector, academia and youth – will present their position papers on Wednesday, 5th September 2018.

After this, the interministerial discussions and coordination on the priorities and objectives of the strategy will begin. The aim is for the cabinet to adopt the new strategy by the end of 2019.