MMS Bulletin #151 August 2019
Sexual Rights: Giving Young People a Voice
At this year’s Medicus Mundi Switzerland Network’s conference, young people from Zimbabwe, Paraguay, India, Germany and Switzerland demonstrated that the battle for sexual and reproductive health and rights can only be won if young people themselves take on the responsibility for programmes and projects. There is ample evidence that overcoming young people’s health problems across the globe is hampered by the lack of effective communication about sex and sexuality. This means young people prefer to suffer in silence to avoid shame rather than to seek advice, information and help. Read for yourself the inspiring contributions from our young speakers in the current edition of our MMS Bulletin. (Photo: Timothy Choy-695130-unsplash)Read more
Medicus Mundi Switzerland / Nov 06, 2019 / Hotel Pullman, Basel
Inequity in Health Persists: Should Switzerland Be Concerned?
Inequity is one of the strongest drivers of poor health within a population. Health equity resonates with the SDGs’ overarching principle of leaving no one behind and the implicit moral imperative of achieving social justice. Health inequities are systematic differences in the health status of different population groups related to, for example, poverty, disability, race, class and gender. These inequities have significant social and economic costs both to individuals and to population groups as a whole and are judged to be avoidable, unfair and unjust. (World Health Organisation: Health Equity)Read more
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Plattform Agenda 2030 While many stakeholders welcomed the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in 2015 as a paradigm shift, a certain sense of disillusionment has already set in. More than two years have passed, but what has been ...
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Switzerland’s schizophrenic attitude towards access to NCD medicines
Med in Switzerland #12 September 2018
Medicus Mundi Schweiz The political declaration of the UN high-level meeting on NCDs lacks recognition that medicine prices are excessive and hinder universal access. But a clear reference to public health safeguards was at least included, thanks to the fight ...