19 February 2019
On 19 February 2019, the Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn launched the Global Health Hub Germany, a network for German health expertise, at the Federal Ministry of Health in Berlin. More than 200 representatives from academia, civil society, youth, think tanks, private sector, politics and officials from various ministries took part in the launch event. All representatives are key players in Global Health and as such were invited to join the Hub to exchange ideas and to accelerate new projects and partnerships. This multi-actor network is financed by the Federal Ministry of Health and coordinated by the GIZ Berlin office for the first three years. The Global Health Hub Germany is seen as a driver to work on the SDGs of the Agenda 2030. Jens Spahn highlighted combatting antimicrobial resistance, tropical diseases and cancer as important Global Health issues. Another essential focus will be on digitalization. The overall aim of the Hub is to take responsibility for better worldwide access to healthcare. The Federal Minister of Health said that Germany needs to use its strength and expertise to effectively make a change.
The topic Global Health attracts more and more interest and is therefore one of GHP’s priorities.
Pictures by Thomas Ecke