Sharing knowhow and joining forces towards Health for All


Linking HIV and reproductive and sexual health and rights
Bern, Switzerland, 7 April 2011. "A young girl might want to prevent a pregnancy and protect herself from HIV. A woman living with HIV might be pregnant and at risk of dying during childbirth, she
MMI General Assembly and advocacy in the week of the World Health Assembly
Geneva, 19 May 2011. As in the previous years, the Annual Assembly of the Medicus Mundi International Network took place in the week of the World Health Assembly . Meeting in Chavannes-de-Bogis,
Improving access through effective health financing
Basel, Switzerland, 5 April 2011. Invited speakers and experts from international organizations, partner countries and the Swiss TPH presented experiences and discuss options and strategies for
The History of Health Care in Africa: Actors, Experiences, and Perspectives in the 20th Century
Basel, 12-14 September 2011. "Health in Sub-Saharan Africa has always been experienced, debated and pursued in a specific historical context. At the same time the history of health and health care
WHO global forum: Addressing the challenge of noncommunicable diseases
Moscow, 27 April 2011. The WHO Global Forum "Addressing the challenge of noncommunicable diseases" will bring together a wide group of stakeholders to share views and experiences to date on the
Switzerland's commitment: United Against Malaria
Bern, Switzerland, 27 April – 7 May 2011. An exhibition of the Swiss Malaria Group. "Malaria casts a shadow over the daily life of two billion people worldwide and leads to the premature death of
Mother and child health - before and past 2015. MMI Network meeting and conference
Brescia, Italy, 27-28 October 2011. The Medicus Mundi International Network appreciated very much the kind invitation by Medicus Mundi Italy to hold its Network meeting in Brescia. The related
Moving the ethical hiring of health workers forward
Madrid, 17 June 2011. The seminar discussed the implementation of the WHO Code of Conduct on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel. It is organised by the General Directorate for
An Ideal Match?! Connecting NGOs and Academia in Research for Global Health
Amsterdam, 14 September 2011. The symposium co-organized by the MMI Network members Cordaid and Wemos together with various partners brought together health and action-oriented NGOs and
Health - a Human Right
Basel, 8 November 2011. Health is a human right: too often forgotten, this is the central issue of international health policy and health cooperation. And yet millions of people die each year in
Gender in Medicine: it is about improving quality
Basel, 9-10 December 2011. The autumn Symposium 2011 of the Swiss TPH will focus on “Gender in medicine: it is about improving quality” and will commemorate the 5 year period funded by the
10 years after the Doha Declaration: The future agenda at the interface of global public health and IP - an outlook on the next ten years
Geneva, 23 November 2011. To mark the tenth anniversary of the Doha Declaration on the TRIPS Agreement and Public Health, this two-day symposium took stock of key achievements since Doha,
Chronic illnesses - a global challenge
Basel, Switzerland, 25-26 August 2011. Swiss Public Health Conference. Nicolaus Lorenz, Deputy Director of the Swiss TPH and Director of its Swiss Center for International Health (SCIH), President
Maternal health and access to sexual and reproductive rights
Bern, Switzerland, 1 September 2011. One year after the High Level Meeting on the Millennium Development goals, the question arises: Where are we in regard to maternal mortality and reproductive
Access to quality medicines: priority needs, priority actions for today and tomorrow
Addis Ababa, 21-23 March 2012. The biennial Forum and General meeting of the Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network (EPN) is an opportunity for EPN members to meet physically to discuss and make
Mothers and children first
Padua, Italy, 5 November 2011. "Last year, on 11th November Doctors with Africa Cuamm celebrated its 60th anniversary in the presence of the President of the Italian Republic, the Right Hon.
How Information and Communication Technology can improve access to health services
Basel, 2 December 2011. This year, the topic of the annual symposium of the Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development was: “New media: drivers of democratization and development?” The
10th World Congress of Maternal and Neonatal Health
Rome, 18-20 December 2011. "Maternal and child health is a leading topic in the global agenda, and all the major stakeholders of the international community are joining their hands to address this
In the public interest? The role of NGOs in national health systems and global health policy. Workshop at the People's Health Assembly
Cape Town, July 2012. A group of NGOs and international NGO networks contributed to the People’s Health Assembly with a critical reflection on the role and the future of private not for profit
eHealth in proof and practice: Opportunities and challenges in international health
Basel, 8 May 2012. As one of the leading public and international health institutes in Europe, the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) is renowned for its multidisciplinary
Advocacy and HIV
Berne, 17 April 2012. Support groups of people living with HIV turn more and more into advocacy groups to stand up for their interests and rights. The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) in South
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