MMS Bulletin #140 February 2017
MMS Study: The Human Rights Based Approach in Sexual and Reproductive Health Programs
The Network Medicus Mundi Switzerland (MMS) recognises the importance of sexual and reproductive health and rights for all in order to reduce poverty, advance development and promote equality and human rights. We commissioned the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute to conduct a qualitative survey to investigate how MMS member organisations operationalise the Human Rights Based Approach in sexual and reproductive health programming cycle. The full report and the executive summaries can be accessed in this Extra MMS Bulletin. (Photo: Michael Coghlan/flickr)Read more
MMS/aidsfocus.ch conference 2017 / May 10, 2017 / Hotel Kreuz, Bern
HIV Test-and-Treat: Are the 90 - 90 - 90 targets set for 2020 within reach?
Get Tested! Know your HIV Status! Slogans we hear a lot from the ambitious treatment target “90-90-90” introduced by UNAIDS in 2013. It means 90% of people who are HIV infected will be diagnosed, 90% of people who are diagnosed will be on antiretroviral treatment and 90% of those who receive antiretroviral will be virally suppressed by 2020. If we reach this goal the end of AIDS by 2030 is within reach. The concept 90-90-90 is intended to galvanise national and global action to control HIV and end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. One crucial part of this plan is bringing HIV treatment to all who need it. (Photo: Christian Heuss, Swiss TPH)Read more
Investing in health workforce - a global gain
Report of the High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth
World Health Organisation (WHO) How can at least 40 million new jobs in the health and social sector be created? How can the estimated decline in the health workforce of 18 million, especially in developing countries, be prevented by 2030? The Commission calls on the ...
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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 ...