The GHA – German Health Alliance is continuously expanding its structure of expert groups and working groups. The objectives of these groups are the exchange and networking among GHA members, the bundling of know-how and expertise, and joint activity and project development.
Expert and working groups represent the segments, cross-cutting issues or regions covered by GHA members and are established according to member interest and when a critical mass is reached. They combine the interests of different GHA members and allow for a regular, intensive exchange between members in order to answer current developments and upcoming questions quickly and unbureaucratically and to develop new solutions.
As independently acting groups, who are supervised by the GHA offices, with one or two chairmen each, the group members formulate common interests, problems or special questions, which are worked on within the group, e.g. market developments, fairs, market accesses, market barriers.
The following groups were already established:
- Expert Group Consulting
- Expert Group Medical Technology
- Working Group Africa
- Working Group China
- Working Group Scout Health
- Working Group Global Health
- Working Group MENA
- Working Group Eastern Europe & CIS
The members of the groups form a pool of experts who, together with the board of directors and the offices, develop information, statements and positions as required, which are directed at the circle of members, politics and the public. A current example is the recently published position paper “Cooperation between China, the EU and Germany on Health – How to unleash the full potential of the health sector for well-being and prosperity”, in which the GHA Working Group China has been intensively involved.
The chairmen of the expert and working groups report on their activities and results to the non-participating members at the meetings, are available for direct inquiries and contribute to the development & positioning of the GHA. Representatives of the respective regions are involved as needed. Where appropriate and desired, exchange and interaction between the expert and working groups can take place.