Priorities

Health for All means all people having an equal right to physical, mental and social wellbeing and ensuring that the necessary preconditions for implementing this right are in place. Achieving the human right to health means adopting a comprehensive approach that strengthens healthcare systems in developing and emerging countries while not ignoring the social and economic conditions that determine health. The right to health plays a key role in all our focal areas. By focusing on certain issues, we address matters that are relevant to network members and in which they are joining forces to make progress.

Global Health and Switzerland

Global Health and Switzerland

The right to health means every human being having the right to be born and grow up, to work and grow old without their health being jeopardized by human-influenced actions or by circumstances that humans can influence. This right has to be implemented and protected by individual nation states, but also by the international community. The Medicus Mundi Switzerland network is therefore dedicated to an active, solidarity-based health policy for Switzerland. (Photo: High Level Meeting, New York, June 2016/ Carine Weiss, Medicus Mundi Switzerland)

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Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Improving sexual and reproductive health and rights including HI/AIDS is key to improving the health situation of people in developing and emerging countries in the long term. Expanding sexual and reproductive health services and access to these services improves the health situation of women and expectant mothers, newborn babies and children. Bolstering sexual and reproductive health lays the foundation for social and economic development by societies. (Photo: DFID-UK Department for International Development/flickr)

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Human Resources for Health: Global Shortage

Human Resources for Health: Global Shortage

Worldwide there is a shortage of health personnel. Especially developing countries are affected, where the health systems are already weak. The shortage is threatening the health of the poorest. (Photo: DFID-UK Department for International Development/flickr)

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Chronic diseases: The global epidemic

Chronic diseases: The global epidemic

The WHO’s first “Global Status Report” defines noncommunicable diseases such as cardiovascular disorders, cancer or diabetes as a “slow-motion catastrophe.” Newly industrialized and industrializing countries are the greatest victims of these noncommunicable diseases. 80% of deaths due to cardiovascular disorders, cancer or diabetes were recorded among the poor and under-privileged populations in developing and newly industrializing countries. (Photo: World Granny/flickr)

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