The GIZ funding programme Hospital Partnerships - Partners Strengthen Health promotes cooperation between German hospitals, universities, colleges, and non-governmental organizations and those in partner countries. Hospital partners are active worldwide in all medical fields. The program is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is commissioned and financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and co-financed by the Else Kröner-Fresenius Foundation (EKFS).
The funding programme aims to contribute to strengthening health systems through long-term, sustainable partnerships. The partnerships are embedded in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically Goal 3 on "Good Health and well-being " and Goal 17 "Partnerships for the goals". Through the program, Hospital Partners are embedded in numerous professional and regional networking and exchange formats. This enables them to deepen their competencies in international cooperation and shared learning. The GIZ team advises them on project management, communication and administration.
The "Global" funding line is aimed at German institutions (clinics, hospitals, associations, foundations, etc.) that have an institutionalized partnership with a medical institution in a low- or middle-income country. It is advertised twice a year. The partners carry out further education and joint training. The aim is to improve health services worldwide and provide people with optimal medical care.
PDF: Infoflyer funding line global
The "Academic" funding line is announced annually and was launched for the first time in summer 2021. It addresses German-international partner projects that jointly implement research activities. The focus is on skills development with the aim of sustainably improving healthcare in low- and middle-income countries.
PDF: Flyer funding line "Academic"
The Hospital Partnerships funding programme is geared to current developments and needs in the field of international cooperation and global health. Depending on the priorities of the German government, there may occasionally be special calls for proposals on specific topics. We will inform you about this here and by direct mailing in due course.