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 working in close partnership with other relevant ministries in this process. Actors from different sectors of the German society are invited to participate.
The development process began with 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.
The coordinators facilitating this process for each of the groups – representing civil society, think tanks, private sector, academia and youth – presented their position papers on Wednesday, 5th September 2018. The coordinator for the GHP, representing the private actors in Global Health, is Dr Alois Dörlemann, GHP Speaker.
Now, the interministerial discussions and coordination on the priorities and objectives of the strategy of the German government will begin. The aim is to adopt the new strategy by the end of 2019.