MMS Bulletin #142 June 2017
Mental Health: A Forgotten Facet of Healthcare
Globally close to 450 million people have mental health disorders; more than 75% of that number live in developing countries. According to the World Health Organization, 85% of patients in developing countries with serious mental disorders receive no treatment at all. For the first time, world leaders are recognizing the promotion of mental health and wellbeing (SDG Goal 3.4) and the prevention and treatment of substance abuse (SDG Goal 3.5) as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Unless governments tackle mental health, they will not meet the SDG 3 targets. Medicus Mundi Switzerland addresses the issue of mental health as part of its annual focus on non-communicable diseases. (Illustration: WHO's World Health Day Campaign 2017 "Let's Talk")Read more
Medicus Mundi Switzerland / Sep 28, 2017 / Bern, Swiss Red Cross, Rainmattstrasse 10
MMS Workshop: Comprehensive Sexuality Education
Sexual and reproductive ill-health is a major contribution to the burden of disease among young people. The right of access to comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) is grounded in fundamental human rights. The objective of CSE is to ensure that young people can build their knowledge, skills, attitudes and values to responsibly enjoy their sexuality – physically and emotionally, individually and in relationships. It empowers young people to protect their health, well-being and dignity. There is clear evidence that CSE has a positive impact on sexual and reproductive health (SRH), notably contributing towards reducing sexually transmitted infections (STIs), HIV and unintended pregnancy.Read more
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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Think differently and stay engaged: Health Programming in Fragile Contexts
Issue Paper on Health Series, No. 6
SRC This study is the result of a two-year SRC learning process run by the SRC on the challenges and effective approaches to health work in fragile contexts. The focus is on the interaction between health programmes and their context: How does ...