MMS Bulletin #131 March 2015
Global Health and Nursing
Non-communicable and chronic diseases, epidemics in low income countries or health system strengthening: Nurses play a key role, to address the challenges within global health. How should their professional setting develop, to fulfil this role? For this edition of the MMS Bulletin Master's degree students at the Institute of Nursing Science at the University of Basel studied this question.Read more
aidsfocus.ch Conference / May 07, 2015 / Bern, Hotel Kreuz
HIV/AIDS and vulnerable groups – No one left behind
This year’s annual aidsfocus conference will focus on vulnerable groups such as Sex workers, injecting drug users, migrants or prisoners. In most countries, these groups tend to have a higher prevalence of HIV infection than that of the general population because (i) they engage in behaviours that put them at higher risk of becoming infected and (ii) they are among the most marginalized and discriminated against populations in society. At the same time, the resources devoted to HIV prevention, treatment and care for these populations are not proportional to the HIV prevalence - a serious mismanagement of resources and a failure to respect fundamental human rights. If we want to achieve the ambitious goal to end the Aids epidemic by 2030 we cannot leave anyone behind...Read more
One year into the Ebola epidemic: a deadly, tenacious and unforgiving virus
WHO One year after the first Ebola cases started to surface in Guinea, WHO is publishing this series of 14 papers that take an in-depth look at West Africa’s first epidemic of Ebola virus disease. (Bild: UNMEER/Martine Perret)
A tobacco-free world by 2040?
A Lancet Series.
The Lancet In it's edition of 14 March 2015 "The Lancet" launches a campaign for a tobacco-free world by 2040. The editors write: "Current global anti-tobacco strategies are failing. We endorse the Series' call for a UN high-level Summit on tobacco ...