MMS Bulletin #137 June 2016
Nursing, Migration and Globalisation
Worldwide migration has become to a formative phenomenon in the last couple of years. The nursing staffs are affected by this in a specific way: Emigration and nursing crisis in the global South, increasing cultural diversity among the health personnel and the patients in the North. What are the opportunities and changes, and what are the challenges connected with these trends? The MMS bulletin takes a closer look on these questions – mainly from the students’ perspective of the master’s program of Nursing Science at the University of Basel. (South Sudan, May 2015; photo: Elizabeth Deacon/IRIN)Read more
A conference organized by MMS, SDC and the Swiss Red Cross / Aug 24, 2016 / SDC, Freiburgstrasse 130, 3003 Bern
Health in fragile contexts
In an increasing number of countries the implementation of health programmes is challenged by fragile contexts. At the same time, fragility of a state is considered as one of the main causes for malfunctioning health services. Emergency situations aggravate such situation and reveal the weaknesses of the system. These settings evoke not only questions on how to adapt to shaking working environment or on sustainability, but also whether health programmes could make a contribution to reduce fragility.Read more
WOMEN DELIVER … and so much more than babies
Med in CH #7, June 2016
MMS Gender equality, abortion, child marriage, quality of maternal care, violence against women and investment in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, new technology and innovative solutions were just some of the topics discussed at ...
Access to health in fragile contexts
Presentations of the Swiss Red Cross and Cordaid
MMS 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 ...