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Regional Programme University and Hospital Partnerships in Africa: Creating change in healthcare 

The regional programme supports partnership projects between some of the most prestigious university hospitals in Africa and in Germany. These institutions play a central role in the training of the healthcare professionals of the future and in state-of-the–art research on topics relevant to global health.

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Regional Programme
University and Hospital Partnerships in Africa: Creating change in healthcare 

The regional programme supports partnership projects between some of the most prestigious university hospitals in Africa and in Germany. These institutions play a central role in the training of the healthcare professionals of the future and in state-of-the–art research on topics relevant to global health.

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Slide DURATION 2019
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2021
After a year of preparation and
matchmaking the 13 partnerships
launched their projects in
January 2020.
Slide Our partners are a network of global health experts and institutions
from Africa and Germany. 
Currently 23 African partner institutions and
10 German partner institutions are involved.
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Slide FOCUS: eHEALTH In the current phase, in line with
BMZ’s ‘Digital Africa’ strategy,
HKP focusses specifically on
eHealth.
Slide HKP LP Numbers 03 scaled The projects are implemented in 12 countries in
Sub-Sahara Africa, three of which are located in Ethiopia.
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Slide PPPS 3 Public-Private Partnerships offer
access to cutting-edge
technologies and expertise
Slide HKP supports partnerships and networking between some of the most
renowned university hospitals in Africa and Germany.


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PARTNERSHIPS

Slide UGANDA KAMPALA & LEIPZIG READ MORE The University of Leipzig’s medical school and the Kiruddu National Referral Hospital are the newest members of the AMR network and work as partners in an AMR project in Uganda. The focus is on the network’s digital laboratory information system that transmits laboratory results to the attending staff so that appropriate therapy can be initiated. The data collected will also be used to develop local and regional treatment guidelines.
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Sierra Leone FREETOWN & BERLIN READ MORE In Sierra Leone, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the Princess Christian Maternity Hospital, located in the capital Freetown, have been working together for years in the field of mother-child health. The partners are developing an app that helps midwives in remote areas decide which measures should be taken during a critical birth and are also implementing an e-learning platform for the further training of health personnel. X CLOSE Tanzania IFAKARA & BERLIN READ MORE Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, the St. Francis Referral Hospital and the Ifakara Health Institute are tackling TB in eastern Tanzania. The three institutions belong to the TB network. Together, these partners are developing a laboratory information system that digitally transmits results from the central laboratory to peripheral, often rural, healthcare facilities in order to facilitate diagnosis and treatment. The app is also used for therapy monitoring and contributes to adherence. X CLOSE Madagascar ATSIMO-ANDREFANA REGION & BERLIN READ MORE For the island state of Madagascar, the Charité and the NGO Doctors for Madagascar have joined forces with Centre Hospitalier de Référence du District Ampanihy-Ouest, the Comité Régional de Lutte contre la Tuberculose et la Lèpre Atsimo- Andrefana and 21 TB care centres in the region. The aim of the partnership is to improve TB treatment in selected regions of Madagascar. In cooperation with the national TB programme, the partners are working on TB monitoring and a mobile transaction platform. They are part of the newly established TB network, consisting of 3 partnership projects.
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GABON / BENIN LAMBARÉNÉ & COTONOU & TÜBINGEN READ MORE The University Hospital of Tübingen is working on the topic of TB together with the Centre de Recherches Médicales de Lambaréné in Gabon and the Fondation Pour La Recherche Scientifique in Benin. These institutions belong to the newly founded TB network. In cooperation, they are developing a software for video-based monitoring of the medication intake of TB and HIV patients in rural areas of Gabon and Benin, which contributes to improving adherence. X CLOSE GHANA KUMASI & HAMBURG READ MORE The University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf and the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi are also conducting a project on AMR in Ghana. They are among the founding members of the AMR network, which, in addition to operational research on AMR, is implementing a uniform DHIS2-based laboratory information system at all partner locations in Africa. X CLOSE Guinea NZÉRÉKORÉ & TÜBINGEN READ MORE To strengthen Guinea‘s health system, the Academy for Global Health and Development, represented by the German Institute for Medical Mission (Deutsches Institut für Ärztliche Mission e.V.), the regional and prefectural health directorate of the Nzérékoré region and the NGO TINKISSO are working together. The partners are training health workers in a variety of locations to improve hygiene and prevent infection. The project will support the government in making the training content available digitally and in online and e-learning courses. This will enable more staff to be trained without having to travel to the capital Conakry. X CLOSE MALAWI BLANTYRE & HAMBURG READ MORE The Eppendorf University Medical Centre (UKE) Hamburg is working with the College of Medicine of the University of Malawi in Blantyre on the implementation of the Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) in the different clinics of the College of Medicine. Its use should shorten the time for diagnosis and improve the quality of medical interventions. To promote POCUS training, the partners have developed an e-learning platform for self-study, knowledge exchange and counselling of health personnel. X CLOSE Ethiopia ADDIS ABABA & HALLE READ MORE The Institute of Medical Epidemiology, Biometry and Informatics at Martin Luther University Halle- Wittenberg and the School of Public Health at Addis Ababa University are also linked by a partnership. The aim is to improve the decentralised care of chronic diseases and the prevention of cervical cancer. The two partners are jointly developing guidelines for the care of common chronic diseases such as diabetes, as well as a digital component that transmits cervical screening results from the laboratory to the healthcare institutions and patients. X CLOSE RWANDA BUTARE & BERLIN READ MORE The Institute of Tropical Medicine and International Health of Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin works together with the University Teaching Hospital of Butare and the College of Medicine and Health Sciences of the National University of Rwanda. The partners are co-founders of the AMR network, participate in the regular network meetings and, like the other network members, implement the open source-based Laboratory Information System on AMR. X CLOSE Ethiopia ASELLA & DÜSSELDORF READ MORE The Hirsch Institute for Tropical Medicine at Düsseldorf University Hospital has been working with the Assela Teaching and Referral Hospital at Arsi University since 2010. Both institutions are founding members of the AMR network and are establishing a digital laboratory information system to collect and merge AMR data from all African partner sites. X CLOSE ETHIOPIA JIMMA & MUNICH READ MORE The partnership between Ludwig-Maximilian University Hospital in Munich and the Jimma University Medical Centre was established in 2002. Both partners are founding members of the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) network and are already in the second phase of the HKP programme. As part of ongoing eHealth funding, they are working together to develop a DHIS2-based digital solution that transmits laboratory results to attending staff. X CLOSE Kenya NAIROBI & FRANKFURT READ MORE Within the AMR network, the University of Frankfurt works together with the Kenyatta National Hospital on the topic of AMR. Through training and sensitisation of health personnel and the implementation of the network’s digital laboratory information system, the capacities for prevention, diagnosis and therapy of AMR are strengthened locally and there is regular exchange with the other network partners. X CLOSE Gabon / Benin LAMBARÉNÉ & COTONOU & TÜBINGEN READ MORE The University Hospital of Tübingen is working on the topic of TB together with the Centre de Recherches Médicales de Lambaréné in Gabon and the Fondation Pour La Recherche Scientifique in Benin. These institutions belong to the newly founded TB network. In cooperation, they are developing a software for video-based monitoring of the medication intake of TB and HIV patients in rural areas of Gabon and Benin, which contributes to improving adherence. X CLOSE MALI BAMAKO & CASABLANCA & BERLIN READ MORE Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the Hassan II University Hospital in Casablanca, Morocco have been working in a close partnership for years. For the current project the partnership has been extended to the Gabriel Touré Hospital of the University of Sciences, Technics and Technologies in Bamako, Mali. In cooperation with Siemens Healthineers, the partners are implementing a project to improve the diagnosis and treatment of gynecological cancers. The project uses a digital platform provided by Siemens Healthineers to have regular tumor boards, webinars and e-learning modules to train healthcare workers from different disciplines. An annual summer school is also part of the project. X CLOSE NIGERIA ABUJA & BERLIN READ MORE The Robert Koch-Institute (RKI) and the Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC) work together to rationalize antibiotic use through an antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) program in Nigeria. The project includes a scientific collaboration to support the digitalization of routine AMR data and multiple trainings. Complementary to this project, HKP supports the collaboration between NCDC and its official partner bioMérieux. bioMérieux supports the laboratories of two main hospitals in Abuja through equipment supply and trainings. X CLOSE ETHIOPIA GONDAR & HEIDELBERG READ MORE In Gondar, the Department of Applied Tumor Biology of the Heidelberg University Hospital and the College of Medicine and Health Sciences of the University of Gondar are implementing a project to improve the diagnostics of cervical cancer. The partnership cooperates with the company Roche Molecular System Inc. to improve the access, the efficiency and the quality of cervical cancer screening through human papilloma virus (HPV) self-sampling tests in rural communities. The project will result in a more effective and efficient triage for HPV positive women distinguishing those in need of immediate treatment from patients only needing a regular follow-up or no action. 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PARTNERSHIPS

 

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Our partners: A network of global health experts and institutions in Africa and Germany

13 partnership projects in 12 sub-Saharan African countries work on topics relevant to global health such as antimicrobial resistance (AMR), tuberculosis (TB) and noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) with a focus on implementing eHealth solutions.

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AMR Network / TB Network

COLLABORATIONS

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COLLABORATIONS

HKP is harnessing the power of the private sector in support of the partnerships between the university hospitals.

Major medical companies such as Siemens Healthineers or Roche engage with the university hospitals as a cooperation partner providing substantial support for the joint healthcare project, for instance in cancer diagnosis and research, both through technical expertise – e.g. training, equipment, supplies – and through funding. This type of private sector involvement is a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) which creates a leverage effect for the public funds for development-related healthcare projects. Through the cooperation with private sector partners, university and referral hospitals in sub-Saharan Africa benefit from larger-scale projects and gain access to cutting-edge technologies and expertise which might otherwise be out of their reach.

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NEWS & EVENTS

NEWS & EVENTS

Combat AMR Network Event in Asella, Ethiopia February 2020

Combat AMR Network Event in Asella, Ethiopia February 2020

The network on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) was initiated between five German and six African partner sites in 2016 with the goal to join forces in the fight against the spread of AMR in Sub-Saharan Africa. Founded by the German University and Hospital Partnership...

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the HKP partnership projects

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the HKP partnership projects

The Corona pandemic has had a strong impact on the cooperation within the HKP partnership projects. Since February, due to travel restrictions, the planned trips for mutual visits and training events have not been able to take place; instead, many partnerships have...

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