MMS Bulletin #136 February 2016
A challenge for Switzerland: Achieving health for all in a changing world
With the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted in September 2015, the United Nations have created a new frame of reference for development cooperation. What does this global agenda 2030 specifically mean in the Swiss foreign and development policy with regard to health? Will the new strategy for development policy, the new message on Switzerland's international cooperation 2017-2020 be able to cope with these requirements? How will the pressure to cut costs in Switzerland affect the new message? The Network Medicus Mundi Switzerland has discussed these questions in its symposium 2015 intensively and publishes some of the contributions and debates in the current MMS Bulletin.Read more
Side event organised by Cordaid, MMI, MMS and the Swiss Red Cross / May 28, 2016 / 12.30 - 14.30 / Geneva, Museum of the Red Cross and Red Crescent
Promoting access to health in fragile contexts: What role for international health cooperation?
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 for not worsening the situation. But international health cooperation can also play an important role in conflict transformation by building robust service delivery institutions and integrating crisis response strategies.Read more
MMS/aidsfocus.ch in the Swiss Delegation to the Global Fond Board
MMS/aidsfocus.ch Since last year, MMS/aidsfocus.ch has been a part of the Swiss delegation within the Canadian and Australian "constituency" to the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. We are tasked with bringing in the voices, ...
Bern Malaria Declaration
Reaffirming Switzerland’s leadership role to end malaria
Swiss Malaria Group Bern - 25 April 2016 In order to commemorate World Malaria Day, the Swiss Malaria Group signed together with president of the Swiss national council Christa Markwalder, president of the state council Raphaël Comte and Parliamentarians ...
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