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Bulletin No. 80, April 2001
A new place for church related NGOs in the health services?
In the Perspective of Human Rights
(E | Medicus Mundi International Network MMI)
Jaap Koot | Before the church related NGOs could enter into a dialogue with the government on contracting, they need to strengthen themselves and define their vision, goals and objectives for church health services. They need to revisit their mutual working relations and strengthen their national organisations as negotiating partner for governments.
Bulletin No. 65, June 1997
Die Erklärung von Alma Ata und ihre Umsetzung in der Schweiz
"Primary Health Care" übersetzen - und umsetzen
(D | Switzerland | Medicus Mundi International Network MMI, Medicus Mundi Switzerland)
Edgar Widmer | Auf Weltebene wird die Gesundheitsförderung durch die Weltgesundheitsorganisation WHO koordiniert. In ihrer Konferenz von Alma Ata im Jahr 1978, an der sich Delegationen von 123 Regierungen und 67 regierungsunabhängigen Organisationen beteiligten, hat die WHO einen entscheidenden Schritt in Richtung Basisgesundheitsversorgung und Gesundheitsförderung gemacht. War auch die Konferenz weitgehend auf die Bedürfnisse der Entwicklungsländer ausgerichtet, zeigte sich doch, dass auch in industrialisierten Ländern Probleme der Grundversorgung anstanden. In der Schweiz wurde deshalb auf der Grundlage der "Erklärung von Alma Ata" ein Konzept der Primären Gesundheitsbetreuung (PGB) entwickelt.
Bulletin No. 122, December 2011
Discouragement and Insecurity as Health Threads
Refugee Camp in Rwanda 1988
(E | Rwanda | Medicus Mundi International Network MMI)
Myriam Brunelli | There was a mass exodus from Burundi to Rwanda following the serious, bloody deeds of August 14 and 15, 1988, Thousands of people sought refuge: entire families, mothers leading children by the hand, carrying them on their shoulders, in their arms, and many, deep within their wombs. They had a bundle on their heads, which was all they managed to gather from their abandoned homes.
Bulletin No. 80, April 2001
Gedanken zu Geschichte und aktuellem Verhältnis von katholischer Kirche und Gesundheitswesen
Heil und Heilung
(D | Medicus Mundi International Network MMI, Medicus Mundi Switzerland)
Edgar Widmer | Seit Jahrzehnten arbeiten Mitgliedorganisationen von Medicus Mundi Schweiz und Medicus Mundi International auch mit kirchlichen Gesundheitsinstitutionen zusammen. Insbesondere mit der katholischen Kirche führt Medicus Mundi International einen intensiven Dialog über Fragen der internationalen Gesundheit: Seit 15 Jahren besteht im Vatikan eine zentrale Koordinationsstelle für kirchliche Gesundheitsarbeit. Obschon Medicus Mundi kirchlich nicht gebunden ist, wurde die Organisation bei entscheidenden Sitzungen für Beratungen zugezogen.
Bulletin No. 90, October 2003
Human resource management interventions developed by Medicus Mundi (related) organisations
Findings of a mail survey
(E | Medicus Mundi International Network MMI)
Guy Kegels, Bruno Marchal | In September 2002, Medicus Mundi International commissioned a study with the objective to contribute to developing the background for an action plan that could guide policy action of MMI and inform Medicus Mundi branches on human resources development policies. This study focused on the brain drain, the concept of stewardship and capacity development in the health sector. It included a mail survey to document the experience of Medicus Mundi organisations in the field of human resource management. This paper presents the synthesis of the results of the mail survey and a discussion on the findings.
Bulletin No. 118, December 2010
Nächstenliebe und Vertragspartner von Regierungen
Die Bedeutung des Dialogs zwischen Religionsgemeinschaften und den Strategen für Gesundheit
(D | Medicus Mundi International Network MMI)
Edgar Widmer | Die katholische Kirche ist ein wichtiger Akteur der Gesundheitsversorgung in den Entwicklungsländern. Basierend auf einer langen Tradition hat sie sich in den vergangenen 50 Jahren den Anforderungen der globalen Gesundheitspolitik gestellt.
Bulletin No. 80, April 2001
Partenariats avec les prestataires non gouvernementaux de services de santé
Un contrat pour la Santé
(F | Medicus Mundi International Network MMI)
Le Conseil exécutif de l'OMS a discuté, lors de sa session du janvier 2001, le projet d’une résolution présenté par le Tchad et intitulé "Partenariats avec les prestataires non gouvernementaux de services de santé". La très grande majorité des pays ont soutenu le projet proposé, et pourtant le résultat final a été de ne pas l’adopter et de reporter son examen à la prochaine session du conseil exécutif. Mais ce serait une erreur de considérer ce résultat comme un échec.
Bulletin No. 107, February 2008
Private providers operating in a public logic: what could that mean in practice?
(E | Medicus Mundi International Network MMI)
Bart Criel | The policy paper “Public versus private health care delivery: beyond the slogans” written by Daniele Giusti, Xavier de Béthune and myself in 1997 – more than ten years ago – is still very much relevant today. Therefore I proposed the editors of the Medicus Mundi Switzerland Bulletin to publish it again in full in the special issue dedicated to the symposium “Non-governmental health service providers and national health systems”.
Bulletin No. 118, December 2010
The Healing Ministry – a Chronology
(E | Medicus Mundi International Network MMI)
Edgar Widmer
Bulletin No. 125, September 2012
Universal Health Coverage: a shared vision beyond 2015?
Get involved in global health debates – and keep your mind open!
(E | Medicus Mundi International Network MMI)
Thomas Schwarz | The existing fragmentation of the global health advocacy community is worrying. To overcome this situation people of the health community should agree on an overall understanding on what they want. Universal Health Coverage could work as a common, holistic concept for integrating the global movement for health, writes the author.
Bulletin No. 113, August 2009
Was tun, wenn nicht stehlen?
Zur Rolle reicher Länder in der Migration von Gesundheitsfachkräften
(D | Medicus Mundi International Network MMI)
Thomas Schwarz | Die Migration von gut ausgebildetem Gesundheitspersonal aus ärmeren in reiche Länder mag für die einzelne Fachkraft zu einem höheren Verdienst führen. In ihrem Herkunftsland verschärft ihre Auswanderung aber die Gesundheitskrise. Die WHO will mit einem Verhaltenskodex für etwas Ordnung sorgen – ein nicht unumstrittenes Unterfangen, nach Ansicht des Autor.
Bulletin No. 104, May 2007
Who cares about Human Resources Development?
Advocacy by Medicus Mundi International
(E | Medicus Mundi International Network MMI)
Edgar Widmer | Adequate human resources required for appropriate basic health services have been central to Medicus Mundi International’s efforts over the past forty years. Since its beginning, advocacy for medical workforce, human resources recruitment, resource mobilisation, support for training of local medical students, scaling up of nursing training schools and schools for medical assistants have been key targets of our international network. Looking at past successes and pitfalls has helped us set the frame for future action.
Bulletin No. 122, December 2011
“Unfortunately only one of my students was left”
Experiences in South Sudan
(E | Sudan | Medicus Mundi International Network MMI)
Myriam Brunelli | Myriam Brunelli was in the South Sudanese Marial Lou Mission from October to December 1996. At that time, South Sudan had been devastated by the second civil war. Not even the United Nations had managed to create humanitarian corridors to reach the various villages and take them the essentials for survival. Villages were destroyed, children were sold as slaves, and women were raped. In this setting, missionary action became more and more difficult and opposed by the government in Khartoum. Missionaries were expelled in wave after wave.
Bulletin No. 119, February 2011
“We will make the MMI Network a real community of change for strengthening health systems”
Medicus Mundi International: Network Strategy 2011-2015
(E | Medicus Mundi International Network MMI)
Thomas Schwarz | Rooted in the history and in an analysis of the current environment of Medicus Mundi International (MMI), the “Network Strategy 2011-2015” provides a framework which explains how this international Network to which Medicus Mundi Switzerland belongs shall pursue its vision and carry out its operational mission during the coming five years.
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(D) Edgar Widmer | Die Weltgesundheitsversammlung bestätigte im Mai 2003 die weltweite Bedeutung der Zusammenarbeit zwischen staatlichen und privaten, nichtgewinnorientierten Anbietern von Gesundheitsleistungen. Dies ist nicht nur in Entwicklungsländern ein Thema.
(D) Thomas Schwarz | Qualifiziertes Gesundheitspersonal wandert aus ärmeren Ländern in reiche Länder ab. Die Auswanderung mag für die einzelne Fachkraft und ihre Angehörigen zu höherem Verdienst und zu einem besseren Leben führen – und dagegen ist nichts einzuwenden. In ihrem Herkunftsland trägt der Verlust der oft teuer ausgebildeten Fachkraft jedoch oft zur Verschärfung der Gesundheitskrise bei. Die WHO will mit einem „Verhaltenskodex für die internationale Rekrutierung von Gesundheitsfachkräften“ für etwas Ordnung sorgen. Die Schweiz tut sich schwer mit dem Thema.
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(E) MMI | As an NGO in official relations with the WHO, the Medicus Mundi International Network was invited to appoint a representative to the WHO Executive Board meeting. In her statement to the WHO Executive Board, the MMI representative Anke Tijtsma (Wemos, The Netherlands) welcomed the improvements made in this revised version of the Code: The amendments made have strengthened this vital document. The MMI ...
(E) MMI | As an NGO in official relations with the WHO, the Medicus Mundi International Network was invited to appoint a representative to the WHO Executive Board meeting. In her statement to the WHO Executive Board, the MMI representative Anke Tijtsma (Wemos, The Netherlands) welcomed the improvements made in this revised version of the Code: The amendments made have strengthened this vital document. The MMI ...
() Medicus Mundi International | "Action towards achieving a sustainable health workforce and strengthening health systems is a joint enterprise of all countries. This analysis is shared by many policymakers of European countries and by the European Commission who is funding the three-year project ‘Health workers for all and all for health workers’. The project is aimed at developing and sharing appropriate tools for policy analysis ...
() MMI | "Many civil society organizations interested in “making WHO work better” (title of a Global Health Watch discussion paper, 2006) were frustrated by the way the World Health Organization limited the role and impact of civil society at this year’s World Health Assembly. But we could have done better ourselves," writes Thomas Schwarz.
() MMI | An informal calendar of civil society events around the upcoming 65th WHA compiled by Medicus Mundi International. See also out topic guide on the WHO reform. Let us know about your planned and confirmed events organized by or involving public interest NGOs before and during the World Health Assembly.
(E) MMI | "A group of civil society organizations is organizing a civil society health forum in Geneva on May 15-16, preceding the 62nd World Health Assembly (WHA). The forum "Equity, Justice and Health" will focus on issues related to Social Determinants of Health and Primary Health Care as ways of responding to global health inequities. The purpose of the forum is to bring together a diverse representation ...
(E) MMI | "A group of civil society organizations is organizing a civil society health forum in Geneva on May 15-16, preceding the 62nd World Health Assembly (WHA). The forum "Equity, Justice and Health" will focus on issues related to Social Determinants of Health and Primary Health Care as ways of responding to global health inequities. The purpose of the forum is to bring together a diverse representation ...
() MMI | The civil society workshop on global health governance will be held in the premises of the World Council of Churches (150 route de Ferney, 1211 Geneva 2, Switzerland), on the weekend before the World Health Assembly.
() MMI | "In only the second time in its history, the United Nations’ World Health Assembly voted to adopt a voluntary code directing nations to employ more ethical practices in relation to a major international health problem. The Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel sets forth ten articles advising both source and destination countries on how to regulate the recruitment ...
MMI | “In spite of the wide variety of contexts and experiences of the included cases, a study conducted for the Medicus Mundi International Network by the ITM Antwerpshow that contracting between the State and faith-based district health sector has run into great difficulties. To make matters worse, there is no general awareness of the crisis, certainly not among the public sector actors. Unless correcting ...
MMI | “In spite of the wide variety of contexts and experiences of the included cases, a study conducted for the Medicus Mundi International Network by the ITM Antwerpshow that contracting between the State and faith-based district health sector has run into great difficulties. To make matters worse, there is no general awareness of the crisis, certainly not among the public sector actors. Unless correcting ...
(E) MMI | On January 14th 2010 the Health Workforce Advocacy Initiative (HWAI) submitted a statement to the WHO Executive Board Members. HWAI writes: "The Code is necessary to (1) respond to the critical HRH shortages and (2) ensure the full realization of the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health – “the right to health” – in all contexts."
(E) MMI | On January 14th 2010 the Health Workforce Advocacy Initiative (HWAI) submitted a statement to the WHO Executive Board Members. HWAI writes: "The Code is necessary to (1) respond to the critical HRH shortages and (2) ensure the full realization of the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health – “the right to health” – in all contexts."
Tages-Anzeiger | Die von Medicus Mundi Schweiz im Bulletin, an einem Round Table und in der Sozialen Medizin geführte Debatte über die Notwendigkeit des von der WHO vorbereiteten Kodex bei der Rekrutierung von Gesundheitspersonal, hallt im Tages-Anzeiger (TA) nach. Bei der offiziellen Schweiz stösst der Kodex auf Skepsis, wie der TA schreibt. Insbesondere das Konzept der Selbstversorgung sei, so Gaudenz Silberschmidt ...
() MMI | Statement by the Medicus Mundi International Network to the 64th session of the World Health Assembly on the future of financing for WHO.
() MMI | "In the current Millennium Development framework (MDGs) three out of the eight goals directly refer to health conditions (reduce child mortality; improve maternal health; combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases). But what will be the role of health in the development agenda beyond 2015? This thematic guide - as part of our global health policy and governance guide - leads you to key institutions ...
() MMI | "In the current Millennium Development framework (MDGs) three out of the eight goals directly refer to health conditions (maternal health; child health; AIDS, TB and Malaria). But what will be the role of health in the development agenda beyond 2015? This thematic guide - as part of our global health policy and governance guide - leads you to key institutions and resources involved in the development of a post MDG (health) agenda."
() MMI | "In the current Millennium Development framework (MDGs) three out of the eight goals directly refer to health conditions (reduce child mortality; improve maternal health; combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases). But what will be the role of health in the development agenda beyond 2015? This thematic guide - as part of our global health policy and governance guide - leads you to key institutions ...
() MMI | "The report by the Director General “WHO Reforms for a healthy future”, released by the Secretariat of the World Health Organization on 15th October 2011, is the guiding document for the special session of the Executive Board on the WHO reform taking place from 1st to 3rd November 2011. The Board is invited to discuss the proposals contained in the document, for reviewing them, in most cases endorsing ...
(E) MMI | "Addressing the participants at the 59th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe, and referring to the draft "WHO code of practice on the international recruitment of health personnel", a representative of the Medicus Mundi International Network (MMI) welcomed the joint effort by WHO Member States, WHO and civil society to address and regulate international migration of health workers."
(E) MMI | "Addressing the participants at the 59th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe, and referring to the draft "WHO code of practice on the international recruitment of health personnel", a representative of the Medicus Mundi International Network (MMI) welcomed the joint effort by WHO Member States, WHO and civil society to address and regulate international migration of health workers."
(F) Table Ronde MMS | «Universal Health Coverage», la couverture sanitaire universelle, est le concept d’ensemble que l’Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS) défend depuis un certain temps déjà, et encore tout récemment avec le Rapport sur la santé dans le monde. Visant à garantir une prise en charge sanitaire et son financement à l’échelle globale, ce concept est fortement applaudi et certains considèrent ...
(E) MMI | Since January 2008 the Medicus Mundi International (MMI) office publishes a monthly briefing about news and developments within MMI Network. The “MMI News Briefing” is not intended to be one-way communication. Members of the Medicus Mundi International (and Medicus Mundi Switzerland!) Network are invited to contribute to it with their own short “network news”. And send your e-mail address to ...
(E) MMI | Since January 2008 the Medicus Mundi International (MMI) office publishes a monthly briefing about news and developments within MMI Network. The “MMI News Briefing” is not intended to be one-way communication. Members of the Medicus Mundi International (and Medicus Mundi Switzerland!) Network are invited to contribute to it with their own short “network news”. And send your e-mail address to ...
(E) MMI | “As a side event to the 61st World Health Assembly, Medicus Mundi International organized a technical meeting on “Contracting experiences between non-governmental health facilities and the public health sector in sub-Saharan Africa”. In the meantime, the meeting’s documentation including some background documents and the main inputs (Delphine Boulenger, Jean Perrot, Yves Sossou) is published on the MMI website.”
(E) MMI | “As a side event to the 61st World Health Assembly, Medicus Mundi International organized a technical meeting on “Contracting experiences between non-governmental health facilities and the public health sector in sub-Saharan Africa”. In the meantime, the meeting’s documentation including some background documents and the main inputs (Delphine Boulenger, Jean Perrot, Yves Sossou) is published on the MMI website.”
(E) MMS | Rich countries recruit directly or indirectly qualified staff from low and middle income countries in order to secure their health care systems. In the countries of origin, the international migration of health workers often has a negative impact, deepening the crisis of the national health system. In order to address this challenge and to set some international standards and guidelines, the World ...
(E) MMS | Rich countries recruit directly or indirectly qualified staff from low and middle income countries in order to secure their health care systems. In the countries of origin, the international migration of health workers often has a negative impact, deepening the crisis of the national health system. In order to address this challenge and to set some international standards and guidelines, the World ...
() MMI | The future of mother and child health is the focus of a conference and workshop jointly organized by Medicus Mundi Italy and the Medicus Mundi International Network, on Friday, 28 October 2011 in Brescia, Italy, in the wonderful setting of Santa Giulia, declared World Heritage by UNESCO just a few months ago. The program of the meeting is available now: see below. For all other information, please ...
() MMI | "As in the previous years, the Annual Assembly of the Medicus Mundi International Network took place in Château de Bossey near Geneva. This year's General Assembly was a milestone in the development of our Network: The Assembly adopted a Network Strategy for the next five years. The presentation of the annual report, the election of the Board and of Nick Lorenz as new Chairperson (following Guus Eskens ...
() MMI | Bettina Schwethelm, board member of the Network Medicus Mundi Switzerland, has written the latest editorial of the MMI Network News: She "recently attended a teleconference of the “Common Interest Group” of the NCD Alliance, a lobby network lead by four international federations representing the four main noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) The teleconference provided an update on the preparations ...
medico international | Menschenrechtsverletzungen und Straflosigkeit in Oaxaca. Informations- und Diskussionsveranstaltung mit Sara Mendez Moralez von der mexikanischen Menschenrechtsorganisation «Comité 25 de Noviembre» und Ruben Valencia Nunez, Basisaktivist, Mitglied von VOCAL und der Volksversammlung APPO in Oaxaca. BASEL: Montag, 13. Juli 2009, 19 Uhr im Gewerkschaftshaus, Rebgasse 1 ZÜRICH: Dienstag, 14. Juli 2009, 19 Uhr im Kasama, Militärstrasse 87a
() MMI | The Jubilee events of the Federation of Medicus Mundi Spain (MM Spain) will start with a scientific conference on “Primary Health Care and Cooperation: A utopia?” in the Medical College of Physicians of Barcelona, in the upper side of the city. The Assembly of MMI on Saturday morning will be hold in parallel with the MM Spain Jubilee Assembly at Casal del Metge (Mutual medical), located in the ...
(E) MMI | "The 2006 World Health Report “Working Together for Health” was dedicated to the health workforce. In the same year WHO launched the human resources decade. In 2009 the workforce issue has disappeared from the headlines and from the WHA agenda. The draft WHO code of practice on international recruitment of health personnel has been postponed to next year’s Assembly. Nevertheless, the issue remains ...
(E) MMI | "The 2006 World Health Report “Working Together for Health” was dedicated to the health workforce. In the same year WHO launched the human resources decade. In 2009 the workforce issue has disappeared from the headlines and from the WHA agenda. The draft WHO code of practice on international recruitment of health personnel has been postponed to next year’s Assembly. Nevertheless, the issue remains ...
() MMI | This event will explore the role of various stakeholders in promoting and monitoring compliance with the proposed Code due to be adopted at the 2010 World Health Assembly.
() MMI | "As representatives of organisations working on campaigns for health and social justice, of academia, governments and multilateral institutions, we gathered in New Delhi from 2nd to 4th May 2011, from all parts of the world, to address the need for an effective and accountable global governance for health. In the wake of the Regional Dialogue on the right to health held in Johannesburg at the end of ...
() MMI | "There is some shift in health systems thinking, both for the good and the bad. Let me start with the good one: More than 60 years after the adoption of the WHO constitution and more than 30 years after the Alma Ata declaration the right to health as an entitlement that every human on this planet has is back on the political stage. Universal health coverage has become an issue – and the topic of this year’s World Health Report"
() MMS | The existing fragmentation of the global health advocacy community is worrying. To overcome this situation people of the health community should agree on an overall understanding on what they want. Universal Health Coverage could work as a common, holistic concept for integrating the global movement for health, writes Thomas Schwarz in the MMS Bulletin.
(D) MMS Round Table | Seit geraumer Zeit und jüngst mit dem Weltgesundheitsbericht engagiert sich die Weltgesundheitsorganisation (WHO) für Universal Health Coverage als umfassendes Konzept, um die Gesundheitsversorgung und deren Finanzierung weltweit sicher zu stellen. Es wird bereits überschwänglich als Konzept gelobt, das den Basisgesundheitsansatz von Alma Ata weiterführen, respektive überwinden könne. Am MMS ...
() MMI | "Like many other actors in global health, the Medicus Mundi International Network (MMI) is overwhelmed by the attention given to the concept of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in the last two years, mainly by the World Health Organization and related to the debate on health in the post-2015 development agenda. We have followed this debate with great interest (see: MMI thematic guide), as the “UHC ...
() MMI | The papers of the the joint World Bank/WHO ministerial level meeting on Universal Health coverage "seem to suggest that fiscal reality is cast in stone and that within this fiscal reality countries have the political space to move forward to UHC. This approach, in essence, tells us something about the sad situation we have come to live in. A reality in which the financial oligarchy have taken over ...
(D) MMS | Die Migration von gut ausgebildetem Gesundheitspersonal aus ärmeren in reiche Länder mag für die einzelne Fachkraft zu einem höheren Verdienst führen. In ihrem Herkunftsland verschärft ihre Auswanderung aber die Gesundheitskrise. Die WHO will mit einem Verhaltenskodex für etwas Ordnung sorgen – ein nicht unumstrittenes Unterfangen, schreibt Thomas Schwarz, Geschäftsleiter von Medicus Mundi ...
() MMI | "The implementation of the Code and necessary monitoring involved demands commitment, leadership and a spirit of ownership for the Code at all levels. The spirit needs to be further developed, as the Code is one of only few regulatory instruments developed and adopted by WHO over the last years. The success or failure of its implementation will be seen as a case study for the capacity of WHO and its ...
() MMI | The new MMI Network News publishes an editorial written by Remco van de Pas on the the World Health Organization and multi-stakeholder governance. Besides this it provides you with an overwiew on the Geneva events around the World Health Assembly.
() MMI | "In the current Millennium Development framework (MDGs) three out of the eight goals directly refer to health conditions (reduce child mortality; improve maternal health; combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases). But what will be the role of health in the development agenda beyond 2015? This thematic guide - as part of our global health policy and governance guide - leads you to key institutions ...
() MMI | "Like many other actors in global health, the Medicus Mundi International Network (MMI) is overwhelmed by the attention given to the concept of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in the last two years, mainly by the World Health Organization and related to the debate on health in the post-2015 development agenda. We have followed this debate with great interest (see: MMI thematic guide), as the “UHC ...