MMS Bulletin #145 March 2018
No ‘Business as Usual’ against Non-Communicable Diseases
A diabetes epidemic in Mexico, cardiovascular diseases in Tanzania – non-communicable diseases have long since arrived in low-income countries and are posing huge challenges for healthcare services there. Politicians have for a long time underestimated the problem and, in doing so, have opened the door for the proliferation of the global food and tobacco industries. Their health-endangering products are significant causes for the spread of non-communicable diseases in developing countries and emerging economies. What options do politicians have left to counter such developments? Which role do civil society organisations play and what responsibility does Switzerland bear in the battle against chronic diseases? In the upcoming UN High-Level Meeting on non-communicable diseases, the international community is being challenged to finally put the necessary political measures in place. In its 2017 Symposium the Medicus Mundi Switzerland network intensively discussed the challenges and responsibilities and we are publishing some of the contributions and debates in our current MMS Bulletin. (Photo: © Vietnam Matthew Dakin/Novartis Foundation)Read more
MMS/aidsfocus.ch conference 2018 / May 02, 2018 / Hotel Kreuz, Bern
Gender Based Violence: Approaches and challenges at community and advocacy level
Gender-based Violence (GBV), a generic term for “violence against women”, “sexual violence” or “intimate partner violence”, is a worldwide public health concern. GBV is monstrous, completely unacceptable, and must be stopped. Intimate partner violence - particularly sexual violence - is an underreported and hidden problem in many areas in Africa, South America and Asia, as well as in Europe.Read more
Health Cooperation Beyond Aid - Pathways for Change
MMI essay contest 2017
Medicus Mundi International (MMI) In summer the working group on Effective Health Cooperation of the Medicus Mundi International Network (MMI EHC) launched an essay contest referring to their discussion paper on “Health Cooperation: Its relevance, legitimacy and ...
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Medication for the needy
Switzerland is working on new concepts
Intellectual Property Watch The Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IGE) discussed the worldwide access to medicines at a conference with a large number of stakeholders. The topic is complicated, but without increased political and economic will, new ...