Strengthening health systems

Hospital in Southern Sudan

Background: Health systems in developing countries

Many devel­op­ing coun­tries and emerging economies do not have sufficiently efficient health systems. Large parts of the popu­la­tion – especially the poor and those living in rural regions – do not have access to adequate and appropriate medical services where they live. Public health services are generally only available in towns and cities; even basic health care is often lacking in rural regions. more

Germany’s commitment to strengthening health systems

The German gov­ern­ment has set itself the goal of improving access to health services, health-related information and healthy living conditions in its partner coun­tries of devel­op­ment co­op­er­a­tion. Particular attention is thereby paid to providing for poor and disadvantaged popu­la­tion groups. Governments in devel­op­ing coun­tries are obliged to respect, protect and guarantee the right to health. They must guarantee access to health care services that meet today’s general quality standards. Germany provides intensive support to its partner coun­tries in fulfilling this obligation. more

Further information

Here you will find a selection of links to documents and websites with further information on developing health care systems. more

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