Working Group Global Health & Development Cooperation


  • Make our voice and contributions visible in policy processes
  • Create points of entry for GHA members and drive new partnerships
  • Support tools and programs for collaboration among stakeholders
  • Contribute to the further development of health systems and health goals

Focus Areas

  • Information on current topics in Development Cooperation and Global Health
  • Exchange with key actors in these areas
  • Networking among GHA members
  • Showcasing contributions and potentials of GHA members
  • Identifying how GHA members can cooperate with  Development Cooperation and Global Health actors
  • Formulation of needs and recommendations in relation to Global Health and Development Cooperation
  • Contributions to current formats, processes and strategies (WHO, WHA, WHS, OECD, UHC, G7/B7, G20/B20, KAS, Global Health Hub Germany, Germany’s Global Health Strategy, etc.)
  • Fostering of projects of GHA members and other actors
  • Strenghthen GHA’s role a co-creator

As part of the process of drawing up Germany’s new Global Health Strategy, Dr. Alois Dörlemann (3rd from left), alongside the coordinators of the four other stakeholder groups involved) handed over the industry position paper coordinated by the GHA – German Health Alliance (at the time: German Healthcare Partnership) to Ministerial Director Ingo Behnel, Head of the Central Department, Europe and International Affairs of the German Federal Ministry of Health (3rd from right) on September 5, 2018.

Panel discussion on projects with Development Cooperation

 Michael Fredrich, Bayer AG
Kerstin Heimel-Ventura, B. Braun Group
Mario Geißler, Sysmex Europe SE
Dr. Wendy Awa, GIZ
Dr. Alois Dörlemann, Health Focus GmbH

  • Two meetings per year, thematic and networking events
  • Exchange with institutions and organizations in the field of Global Health and German Development Cooperation
  • Cooperation with other GHA working groups and their partners
  • Jour fixe of the working group Chairs with GHA Office and Business Scout
  • Member engagement through communication with the Chairs, GHA Office or Business Scout, through mailings, GHA newsletter and GHA website
  • Short report at the annual GHA members’ meeting

Inke Fabian de Barreto


Dr Alois Dörlemann

Managing Director
Health Focus GmbH

Dr. Silvia Huber
Business Scout (giz)

GHA-Geschäftsstelle Berlin
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Premarajani Sabanantham
Senior Manager
GHA-German Health Alliance


B7 Joint Recommendation: Global Health 2023

The paper emphasizes the need for G7 to take action in four key areas related to global health during the COVID-19 pandemic:

  1. Recovering free cross-border movement of essential workers and natural persons
  2. Strengthening health systems and investments
  3. Ensuring equitable access to medical countermeasures
  4. Promoting innovation and digitalization while protecting personal data.

B7 Health Policy Recommendations 2022

The state of health infrastructure in one country can profoundly affect health security worldwide. No single government or institution can tackle the threat of future pandemics alone. It requires sustained political leadership, political will, global coordination, regulatory alignment, solidarity and continuing financing. Prevention will be key to enable our healthcare systems to face long-term challenges – that threaten the sustainability of our healthcare systems.