MMS Bulletin #134 October 2015
Many HIV-positive people are still left behind
Vulnerable demographic groups are disproportionately affected by human rights violations. There are no two ways about it: if the AIDS epidemic is to be ended by 2030, then these high-risk groups must be better protected. Why is nevertheless sex work, homosexuality and drug-use criminalised in so many countries although ample proof exists to demonstrate that this exacerbates the HIV epidemic and leads to negative consequences, both for health and society? The subject matter is explosive but there is no way to avoid it if we are to reach our goal: do not leave anyone behind! (Photo © Gay & Lesbian Network - GLN)Read more
Symposium Medicus Mundi Schweiz / Oct 28, 2015 / Pullman Hotel, Basel
A challenge for Switzerland: Achieving health for all in a changing world
The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have changed the frame of reference for development policy worldwide. By applying a new strategy for international cooperation, Switzerland seeks to live up to SDG expectations. Will Switzerland be able to meet its responsibilities in a changing environment? What can it contribute to maximising health across all stages of life? This year’s MMS Symposium will analyse existing challenges and debate comprehensive approaches to strengthening health for all in this new phase.Read more
/ Oct 29, 2015 / Bern Hotel Kreuz
SRHR Meeting point on „Human rights based approaches to Sexual and Reproductive Health“
Medicus Mundi Switzerland invites you to a SRHR Meeting Point on Thursday 29 October from 10am - 12am at Hotel Kreuz (room «Fischer») in Bern.
UN set to change the world with new development goals
UN General Assembly
The Lancet The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has been prepared over the last three years. These goals are set to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Are the SDGs able to overcome the unfinished business of the MDGs? UN has ...