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[Correspondence] Germany’s contribution to global health

4 years after the adoption of Germany’s first global health strategy,1 an expansion of Germany’s role in global health is being observed and praised.2 Despite being a “latecomer” in this field,2 a lot of achievements have been made over the past few years. The German Government’s multilateral approach and its efforts to strengthen the global health architecture in general are highly appreciated, as are the efforts of WHO in particular. Germany’s official development assistance for health has increased substantially between 2013 and 2015, but this increase was mainly due to the inclusion of costs for asylum seekers within Germany.

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