MMS Bulletin #143 September 2017
HIV Test and Treat: Are the 90 - 90 - 90 Targets Set for 2020 within Reach?
The UNAIDS-promoted 90-90-90 strategy for testing and therapy has set an ambitious target, especially when we consider that an estimated 37 million people are HIV-positive and only half of them have access to drug therapy. This is partly because some of these people do not know their HIV-status; however, it is also because in a large number of countries access to treatment is still only partially available or not at all. We are facing a double challenge: adequate treatment only becomes possible when someone knows their HIV-status, and access to this treatment must be safeguarded.Read more
MMS Symposium / Nov 02, 2017 / Basel
No ‘business as usual’ against non-communicable diseases
The MMS Symposium will address the challenges of tackling noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) by looking at the determinants of NCDs, the organisation of health care and the role of civil societies. A “business-as-usual” approach won’t suffice. NCDs kill 40 million people each year. NCDs are currently responsible for almost 70% of global deaths.Read more
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 ...
Medicus Mundi Switzerland / Sep 28, 2017 / Bern, Swiss Red Cross, Rainmattstrasse 10
MMS Workshop: Comprehensive Sexuality Education
Let’s dig deep into this topic together with Dr Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli (WHO)
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 ...