"Red-Hand" Letter (Source: BfArM)

Recall of Albumin preparations over quality defect

The company Biotest has recalled batches of the medicinal products Albumin 5% and 20% over a quality defect. Doctors and pharmacists have already been alerted to this recall. The Paul-Ehrlich-Institut is in contact with the EU authorities.

Patient Safety Summit

Patient safety must be the single most important theme in taking our health care system further. Federal Minister of Health Hermann Gröhe will host the Second Global Ministerial Summit on Patient Safety in Bonn on 29/30 March 2017.

Coloured reef knot logo of the G20 summit with the lettering "G20 Germany 2017 Hamburg"

Health ministers’ meeting under the G20 presidency

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. And in 2017, we will see the first ever G20 health ministers’ meeting. 

Online Health Guide for asylum seekers

The online guide informs asylum seekers about healthcare in Germany and how it is regulated. Furthermore, it provides practical advice to prevent infections and diseases.

Petri dish

Antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobial resistance is ballooning worldwide. It threatens to wipe out or at least eat away at the major successes achieved in the fight against infectious diseases. 

Strengthening long-term care - campaign picture with two nurses

Strengthening long-term care

In the field of long-term care, the Federal Ministry of Health is responsible for the legislative process: the drawing up and monitoring of bills of law and draft ordinances.

CHARISMHA survey lying on a table, next to a laptop

Chances and Risks of Mobile Health Apps

The objective of the CHARISMHA survey was to identify fields of action for promoting meaningful use of mobile health apps and recommend measures to minimise risks.

Logo: G7-Gipfel

G7 Presidency

The Group of 7 (G7) is an informal forum for the heads of state and government to meet. In 2015, health was among the key issues of Germany's G7 Presidency. 

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Electronic Health Card

After intensive preparation, the statutory health insurance funds commenced with the distribution of the health card.

International Cooperation

Here you can find additional articles on the topic of cooperation in the field of international health policy.