Germany together with a number of countries and foundations today pledged EUR 56.5 million to help develop new treatments to fight against antibiotic resistance, during a fundraising event for the Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership (GARDP), hosted in Berlin by the German Federal Ministry of Health and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
With the aim of working out stimuli for the solution of this and other global health policy challenges, Federal Health Minister Hermann Gröhe has convened a meeting of six high-ranking experts to an "International Advisory Board on Global Health".
The heads of state and government of the G20 underlined their joint final declaration of "Shaping an interconnected world", highlighting the important results of the G20 health ministry meeting in Berlin at the end of May, which the Federal Ministry of Health had organized.
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership (GARDP) have drawn attention to the increase in drug-resistant gonorrhoea and the need for new drugs to effectively control it. Thanks to the GARDP, a novel antibiotic that is expected to improve the treatment of drug-resistant strains of gonorrhoea has entered the final, pivotal trials.
On 22 May 2017, Federal Minister of Health, Hermann Gröhe, attended the World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva. This year's priorities are the election of a new Director-General as well as the vote on the draft 2018 – 2019 Budget.
The Federal Republic of Germany is submitting the City of Bonn, located in the European Rhine Region, with the theme "Closer to Europe" to the European Union as a candidate for the headquarters of the European Medicines Agency (EMA).
On December 1, 2016, Germany has taken over the presidency of the G20, the premier forum for international cooperation among the 20 leading industrialised and emerging countries. One priority of the German G20 presidency is global health.
Pandemic outbreaks are huge challenges for the global community. Therefore, one priority of the German G20 presidency is global health. This is also the topic of the film showing impressions from the G20 Summit.
Patient safety must be the single most important theme in taking our health care system further. Federal Minister of Health Hermann Gröhe hosted the Second Global Ministerial Summit on Patient Safety in Bonn on 29/30 March 2017.