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About GHPP

The Federal Ministry of Health Global Health Protection Programme

The Federal Ministry of Health (Bundesministerium für Gesundheit, BMG) has launched a Global Health Protection Programme.  The main focus is providing partner countries with support with the development of steps for the prevention of epidemics.

Main focus of the projects:

Assistance in sending intervention teams to combat outbreaks of disease. Training of scientific personnel.

Transfer of methods and knowledge:

  • Core capacities of the International Health Regulations
  • Identification of emerging infectious diseases
  • Antimicrobial resistance surveillance
  • Rational anti-infective use
  • Safety and quality of blood and blood products
  • Regulatory training in the field of vaccines and biomedical therapeutics

Joint research activities

  • Investigation of outbreaks with haemorrhagic fever
  • Causes, burden of disease and antibiotic resistance profiles of bacterial infections

Global Health Protection Programme partner countries

The programme’s sub-projects are undertaken in cooperation with partner institutions in 18 countries in Africa and Asia where there is a need to encourage the implementation of the International Health Regulations. Further countries are to be included into the projects at later stages.

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