MMS Bulletin #149 March 2019
“Health for All” by 2030 – On the Right Track or on the Verge of Failing
At the Medicus Mundi Switzerland (MMS) network’s 2018 symposium, the president of the Swiss National Council, Marina Carobbio Guscetti, and the former Minister of Health of Mozambique, Francisco Songane, were among those who highlighted the fact that, even forty years after the groundbreaking Alma-Ata Declaration, the provision of primary healthcare is still pivotal to achieving health for all. In order to reach the “Health for All” goal, inequalities must be eradicated and the distribution of resources improved. It is imperative that no-one is excluded and both political and economic interests must focus much more strongly on the goal than they have previously. The MMS symposium drew new conclusions and emphasised what needs to be done to ensure access to healthcare for everyone around the world as quickly as possible. You can read the fascinating contributions in the latest edition of our bulletin.Read more
MMS/aidsfocus.ch conference / May 08, 2019 / Hotel Kreuz, Bern
Young people as actors in sexual health
We are still biting our teeth out at the realization of sexual rights! Actually it should be self-evident that you can choose your sexual partner freely, that your bodily integrity is respected, that you can enter into consensual sexual relationships and that you can decide for yourself if, when and whom you want to marry - just to mention a few of the sexual rights.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 ...