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.
From 6th June 2018, when the Federal Ministry of Health hosted an official launching event and invited the different stakeholders – representing civil society, think tanks, private sector, academia and youth – , the GHP accompanied the process in behalf of the actors from the private sector to create a position paper.
The coordinator for the GHP, Dr Alois Dörlemann, GHP Speaker, presented this together with the other coordinators on 5th September 2018.
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.