MMS Bulletin #141 May 2017
Health cooperation in fragile contexts
There is a growing number of countries experiencing fragile contexts and international health organisations are more and more confronted to work in such contexts. This poses great challenges to act properly, alleviate suffering, provide the needed health care and setting up health structures without contributing to a further destabilization of the public institutions and thus to the fragility and instability in the country. Building up on an earlier conference on “Health in Fragile Context” (August 2016), the MMS Symposium in November (2016) drew many lessons learnt, enabled networking and mutual learning – about a topic which does not provide easy solutions. Kindly read the interesting articles in our new MMS Bulletin edition. (Photo: Displaced Sudanese Undergo Medical Tests before Journey Home/United Nations Photo/flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) )Read more
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Mental Health - How to support staff affected by a trauma?
The effect of traumas on the workforce in developing countries is far more serious than many people realize. A trauma can result from a war experience, natural disasters or from political tensions. Trauma impacts every aspect of a person’s effectiveness in the workplace. Traumatized workers are compromised in their ability to learn, think, manage change, and relate to others. They are more likely to have mental and physical health problems, including depression and substance abuse.Read more
Lesotho: A research partnership seeks to put UNAIDS targets within reach
Interview with Swiss TPH's scientist Niklaus Labhardt
MMS/aidsfocus.ch UNAIDS has set ambitious targets for 2020: 90% of all people living with HIV will know their HIV status, 90% of all people diagnosed with HIV will have access to treatment, and 90% of the people receiving treatment will have suppressed the ...
Governance in the focus
Global Fund Board Meeting, Kigali, 3 – 4 May 2017
MMS/aidsfocus.ch MMS/aidsfocus.ch participated at the Global Fund Board Meeting, Kigali, 3 – 4 May 2017 - At the beginning of May the board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) met in Kigali. Martin Leschhorn Strebel, civil ...
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