2000 representatives of politics, science, industry and civil society from 100 countries are meeting in Berlin from 15th to 17th October 2017 forthe purpose of discussing current issues of global health.
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 forthe Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership (GARDP), hosted in Berlin by the German Federal Ministry ofHealth and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
With the aim of working out stimuli forthe 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 ofthe G20 underlined their joint final declaration of "Shaping an interconnected world", highlighting the important results ofthe G20 health ministry meeting in Berlin at the end of May, which the Federal Ministry ofHealth 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 ofHealth, 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.
On December 1, 2016, Germany has taken over the presidency ofthe G20, the premier forum for international cooperation among the 20 leading industrialised and emerging countries. One priority ofthe German G20 presidency is global health.
Pandemic outbreaks are huge challenges forthe global community. Therefore, one priority ofthe German G20 presidency is global health. This is also the topic ofthe 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 ofHealth Hermann Gröhe hosted the Second Global Ministerial Summit on Patient Safety in Bonn on 29/30 March 2017.