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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...

Algeria: IT Innovation Award for EU-PASS Project Experts


ESMA, a web-based application platform, won the best IT Innovation Award for the Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise (SME) Category at the 2013 Med-IT Conference ceremonies held on September 25thin Algiers, Algeria.

ESMA was used to create a health human resources (HR) management tool under Healthcare HR DZ within the context of the EU-funded Health Sector...

Pakistan: Regional Blood Center in Gilgit - One of Ten Underway


As part of the development of an independent safe and efficiently operated blood transfusion service, the Government of Germany – through the KfW-funded Safe Blood Transfusion Programme - is supporting Pakistan’s Blood Transfusion Programme in the planning, constructing and equipping of 10 Regional Blood Centers (RBCs).

A KfW German Development Bank delegation,...