A panel discussion
“Health for All in a Generation” – is Switzerland ready to move forward?
In this panel discussion the participants talked about how to address the challenges in reaching health for all. We looked at the challenges from different perspectives from the NGO side, the government and from the political side.
Panel discussion with Marina Carobbio President of the Swiss National Council and Co-President of AMCA, with Jacques Mader, Swiss Development Cooperation and with Beat von Däniken, Swiss Red Cross at the MMS Symposium 2018. Moderation: Martin Leschhorn Strebel, MMS © Network Medicus Mundi Switzerland
We know we have the means and we have the knowledge to reach Health For All. Not only in poor countries, but also in Switzerland, access to health care and the right to health for all have not yet been achieved.
In recent years, there has been great progress, for example in the fight against HIV, malaria and tuberculosis. Nevertheless, the results for other diseases and health conditions are below expectations. There is a worrying increase in non-communicable diseases such as obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, and not only in affluent countries. Worldwide, war, climate change and famine lead to the collapse of the health system. In many countries, certain interest groups make profit from the "health business" or make medical care a commodity through privatization.
Listen to the very interesting Panel discussion here:
Panel discussion © Network Medicus Mundi Switzerland
Panel discussion with: Marina Carobbio, President of the Swiss National Council and Co-President of AMCA. Jacques Mader, Swiss Development Cooperation. Beat von Däniken, Swiss Red Cross. Moderation: Martin Leschhorn Strebel, MMS