MMS Bulletin #147 September 2018
Gender-Based Violence: Organisations for International Cooperation must take Responsibility
At this year's conference of the Network Medicus Mundi Switzerland (MMS) in Bern, the experts were unified in their view that gender-based violence (GBV) must be combated at all levels. The #MeToo movement has revealed that GBV is prevalent at all levels of society. Nevertheless, in many countries this violence remains hidden. It is inadequately tackled by the authorities and legal structures to protect victims are too weak. The conference gained further insights and supported exchange and mutual learning about a topic to which there are no simple solutions. Read the interesting contributions in the latest edition of our bulletin.Read more
/ Nov 07, 2018 / Pullman Hotel, Basel
«Health for All» by 2030 On the Right Track, or on the Verge of Failing?
Health is a fundamental human right. However, today inequality, poverty, exploitation, violence and injustice still prevent one billion people from accessing healthcare. To achieve the goal of ”Health for All”, inequalities must be eliminated, resources better distributed by ensuring no-one is left behind, and political and economic interests must be geared towards achieving the goal. In the 40th anniversary year of the Alma-Ata Declaration, realising the vision of Alma-Ata is clearly more urgent than ever.Read more
How sustainable is Switzerland?
Implementing the 2030 Agenda from a civil society perspective
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 ...