Indo-German Programme on Universal Health Coverage (IGUHC)


PM-JAY North East Regional workshop held in Shillong

May 23-24, 2022, Shillong: GIZ-IGUHC supported the North Eastern Regional Review Meeting of PM-JAY  held in Shillong. The meeting brought together sister states in NE region for not only taking notes from achievements, discuss leanings from the past but also to draw future roadmap for Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY) as well as ABDM. It served as a key platform from NE states to brainstorm on critical aspects and deliberate on new initiatives with key stakeholders of PM-JAY and ABDM.

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GIZ organises workshop on Strengthening SBCC capacities of State Health Agencies

May 9-11, 2022, Ranchi: GIZ’s Indo-German Programme on Universal Health Coverage organised a two-and-a-half-day workshop on ‘Strengthening Capacities of State Health Agencies’ from May 9 to 11, 2022. The workshop organised with support from the National Health Authority (NHA) saw participation from eight states – Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.

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GIZ India and IIM Indore organise a two-day conference on issues, challenges, and advancements in managing the global pandemic

April 16-17, 2022: IIM Indore, in association with GIZ, organized a two-day online conference on ‘COVID 19: Learnings & Implications for Management’ on April 16-17, 2022. The conference offered a diverse forum for academicians, practitioners, industrialists, and students to discuss the issues, challenges, and advancements in managing the global pandemic. The conference was inaugurated online by Prof. Himanshu Rai, Director, IIM Indore, and Mr. Amit Paliwal, Program Director, GIZ India, on April 16, 2022.

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GIZ India participates in the National Summit of Health and Population Scientists in Nepal

Nepal Health Research Council (NHRC) celebrated the 31st glorious year of its establishment on 11 April, 2022. As a part of its continuous efforts to advance scientific merits in health and population research and their use in Nepal, NHRC organized the Eighth National Summit of Health and Population Scientists in Nepal. The eighth Summit was held on 10-12 April 2022 in Kathmandu, Nepal, with the theme “Advancing Health Policy and Systems Research: Lessons for Resilient Health System in Nepal”.

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PM-JAY Southern Regional Review Meeting held in Mahabalipuram

April 6-7, 2022: Ayushman Sangam for the year 2022 commenced with the South Zone states/UTs – Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Lakshadweep, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and Telangana. The Southern Regional Review Meeting was conducted in Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu from 6th to 7th April 2022. This exercise reviewed how AB PM-JAY provides an effective platform for key stakeholders to brainstorm on critical aspects of AB PM-JAY, reflect on past learnings and present best practices. 

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IGUHC during the times to COVID-19: Rising to the occasion

For the past year the Indo-German Program on Universal Health Coverage (IGUHC) has been advising and consulting the Government of India on its road towards Universal Health Coverage. In our work with the Ministry Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW), the National Health Authority (NHA) and with selected State Governments we constantly have one main goal: to strengthen India’s health system and improve financial and social health security to Indian citizens. A goal, which during the Covid-19 pandemic and its grip on societies worldwide is gaining even more relevance. Our Programme’s activities to support AB PM-JAY (India’s national health insurance scheme for the poor), and the capacity strengthening in specific States, such as Assam, is now more important than ever.

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