MMS Bulletin #139 November 2016
Ageing Societies and Health
The rising life expectancy of the world population will increasingly change and shape the image of 21st century societies and alter them gradually. Today, two thirds of the elderly are already living in the global south and more than half of those with lowest income and partially under precarious social and health conditions. Being more of a “blind spot” in development cooperation until now, scientists and organizations working locally find themselves increasingly confronted with the (health) consequences of this process. This MMS Bulletin approaches a subject which raises questions, but provides only scattered solutions. (Photo: Edmund Revelian/Kwa Wazee)Read more
Medicus Mundi Switzerland / Nov 22, 2016 / Bern
How to Best Apply a Human Rights-based Approach to Sexual and Reproductive Health
In recent years we have seen a renewed global commitment to a human rights-based approach to development and, particularly to the universal realization of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). There is a compelling level of evidence that the human rights-based approach has contributed to health gains of women and children. Medicus Mundi Switzerland conducted a study to explore the experiences of MMS network members in operationalizing the human rights-based approach in the field of sexual and reproductive health.Read more
WOMEN DELIVER … and so much more than babies
Med in CH #7, June 2016
MMS Gender equality, abortion, child marriage, quality of maternal care, violence against women and investment in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, new technology and innovative solutions were just some of the topics discussed at ...
Access to health in fragile contexts
Presentations of the Swiss Red Cross and Cordaid
MMS It is a difficult task to implement health programmes in environments where the health systems are already weak and threatened by a wide range of political and social conflicts. Working in such fragile contexts demands a sensitive approach ...