MMS Bulletin #144 December 2017
Leaving no one behind - Reflections on the UN-Agenda 2030
With the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development in 2015, for the first time all UN member states - including Switzerland - committed themselves to setting the course for a comprehensive global social contract in order to counteract poverty, increasing inequality and the escalating destruction of the planet. The primary objective is for national and international policies to focus more on the global common good and, above all, to reach neglected people (“Leaving no one behind”). Which concrete measures to implement these goals have been taken by Switzerland two years after the adoption of the Agenda 2030? Who are the players and what is at stake? (Photo: © CBM/Trenchard)Read more
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Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) - MMS Workshop Follow-up
Sexual and reproductive ill-health is a major contribution to the burden of disease among young people. The objective of CSE is to ensure that young people can build their knowledge, skills, attitudes and values to responsibly enjoy their sexuality – physically and emotionally, individually and in relationships. It empowers young people to protect their health, well-being and dignity, as well as to know and exercise their rights. There is clear evidence that CSE has a positive impact on sexual and reproductive health (SRH).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 ...