Working Group Global Health & Development Cooperation

Our expert group aims at exchanging on current global health topics with global health actors, trying to create synergies and links with GHA members and position us as contributors to shaping global health on the German and international agenda.

We offer an overview about important players and current discussions in global health, with key notes from German and international organizations. We provide access to meetings on global health to represent the German health industry, and we contributed to position papers and Global Health documents for international meetings, such as the G7/B7 and B20 processes, jointly with BDI.

In our meetings, we discuss the new role of the World Health Organization in the global health architecture as well as the strategy of the new German government and the sub-committee on global health in Parliament. Also, we focus on cooperation opportunities for GHA members at EU level.

Having managed to position the German Health Alliance as an important voice in high-level meetings on global health, our primary goal for next year is to consolidate our entry points to Ministries and policy makers.

We have placed two GHA members into the steering committee of the Global Health Hub Germany (GHHG).

During the World Health Summit 2022, we plan to exchange with the World Health Organization about private sector engagement in global health and encourage fellow GHA members to participate.

Join the expert Group on global health to help increase visibility on the added value of GHA as dialogue partner.

Together we will have a strong voice to improve global health.

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.