October 2015

1985 - 2015: Celebrating 30 Years of Teamwork

A letter from EPOS Managing Director - Inke Fabian de Barreto

Initially rooted in a collaborative venture among German development professionals and medical faculty of a leading higher education institution, EPOS has grown over the past 30 years to become a leading health management firm working globally to improve the quality and accessibility of health services and systems.

The driving force of our success has been the hundreds of dedicated individuals - healthcare professionals, development partners, donor organisations, government officials, public servants and all our international and local team members - that have formed EPOS’ global community. Side-by-side, we have implemented more than 400 health projects in nearly 75 countries over the last 30 years.

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EPOS30: Interactive Timeline & 'Stories' Site Launched

To honour the hundreds of projects and people that have helped EPOS make a difference in global healthcare systems and services over the past 30 years, we have created an interactive 30th website.

Featuring a timeline of key projects, there are also interactive areas for EPOS team members past and present to add their 'story' or greetings.

We hope to hear from the entire EPOS global community, as your stories make up EPOS' distinctive and colourful history!

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Vietnam: EU Health Sector Policy Support Project Workshop

On September 18th 2015, the First Programme Implementation Workshop in the framework of the European Union - funded Health Sector Policy Support Program Phase II Programme was held by the Delegation of the European Union to Vietnam, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Finance.

More than 100 participants from the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Finance, State Treasury, Social Security, Ministry of Planning and Investment, and 10 targeted provinces and international development partners attended.

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Tanzania: Maternal and Newborn Health GIZ Project Launched

In August 2015, the GIZ-funded Improving Maternal and Newborn Health project in Tanzania was launched.

Focusing on the two Regions of Lindi and Mtwara, this 20-month module of the overall Tanzania German Programme to Support Health (TGPSH) aims to make a significant contribution to the improved availability of medical devices for emergency obstetric care and to an increase in the number of health care facilities that provide professional service and maintenance staff for medical equipment.

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Afghanistan: Presentation of Hospital Architectural Models

Architectural models of four recently refurbished hospitals in Northern Afghanistan were handed over to the Minister of Public Health, Ferozudin Feroz, at a press conference in Kabul in August..

The models included the 300 bed Mazar-e-Sharif Hospital, completed in 2011; the 45 bed Comprehensive Health Centre Khan Abad, completed in 2014; the 380 bed Kunduz Hospital, completed in May 2015; and the 167 bed Taloqan Hospital currently under construction with handover expected in late Summer 2016.

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Yemen: Train-the-Trainer First Aid Courses
'Green Hospitals' Best Practice Concept Manual
Tajikistan: Data Quality and Utilization Training
Kyrgyzstan: German Blood Bank Study Tour