MMS Bulletin #150 July 2019
Migration and Health – it concerns us all!
Migration is a reality of the 21st century, but many transit and host countries are failing to assume their responsibilities and are denying refugees and migrants their rights and the necessary measures of protection and integration. Likewise, for a long time insufficient attention has been paid to the topic of prevention and access to healthcare for migrant populations, and shortages in medical care are rife. In spite of the existence of international agreements and treaties, and the World Health Organisation recently adopting an action plan for refugees and migrants to receive equal opportunities in healthcare, many issues and key challenges remain. The articles in our MMS Bulletin give an insight into this complex topic. (Photo: Irak/ © Ibrahim Malla/IFRC)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
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 ...