Health challenges don’t stop at borders. This was made painfully clear by the COVID-19 pandemic. There is also great inequality around the world, with around a third of the global population lacking access to essential health services. This also affects public health in the Netherlands. It is vital, therefore, that the Netherlands works to improve the health system in other countries. In October 2022, the government adopted the Dutch Global Health Strategy, which sets out the Netherlands’ commitment to strengthening cooperation, sharing knowledge and experience and defending human rights in order to improve public health worldwide. Click here for more information on the Dutch Global Health Strategy.
The Dutch Global Health Hub brings together parties from different sectors that are active in the field of global health. The partners of the Dutch Global Health Hub have joined forces to contribute to:
More knowledge exchange and intersectoral partnerships;
Streamlining and coordinating actions;
International and interministerial policy coherence;
The Dutch Global Health Hub consists of three Communities of Practice in which partners participate according to their own expertise and role. These are thematic working groups focusing on one of the priorities of the Dutch Global Health Strategy. They promote knowledge exchange by organising joint activities.