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Yemen: Twinning Workshop


A twinning workshop between Taiz and Hajjah Health Development Councils (HDCs) took place on November 27-28th in Yemen. The workshop, organised to establish a twinning approach to support strengthening of the decentralisation mechanism and to experience exchange, was held as part of the EU-funded ‘Assistance to the Reproductive Health and Population Programme II...

Supporting Recovery Efforts in the Philippines


EPOS recently donated 1,000 EUR to the Karl Kübel Foundation Campaign “Hessen Hilft/Hessen Helps”– a fundraising effort to assist families and children living on the Philippine island of Bantayan which was nearly razed to the ground during Typhoon Haiyan in November. According to official...

Pan-Caribbean: HIV Testing Campaign launched in St. Maarten


A launch party in the Caribbean for a new island-wide HIV testing Campaign takes place on November 29th in Pt. de Plaisance, St. Maarten. Co-ordinated by the HIV & AIDs Programme Management Team, St. Maarten AIDS Foundation and AIDES, including the GIZ-funded project...

Achieving Sustainable Hospital Outcomes and Scale Up Potential: Revisiting a Post-Tsunami Hospital Project


Devastated by the Boxing Day tsunami of 2004, Dr. Zainoel Abidin Hospital (RSUZA) in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, was re-built with finance from the German Development Bank (KfW) and officially re-opened in January 2010. The hospital design was based on a detailed master plan which...

Laos: RBF Audit Supports World Bank MCH Programme


An EPOS led project team is currently conducting a third-party audit to support implementation of a results-based financing (RBF) scheme as part of the World Bank funded Free Maternal and Child Health (Free MCH) programme. The RBF scheme reimburses public facilities for the provision of complete maternal package and prevention and promotion services for children under five...