Sharing knowhow and joining forces towards Health for All

2008

Cordaid and Performance Based Financing
In 2001, Cordaid was one of the first organizations worldwide to introduce the Result Based Financing (RBF) approach to health care in sub-Saharan Africa. RBF improves health services for the
Technology Assessment in Healthcare
Technology is revolutionising medicine, the future of healthcare is challenging and changes are necessary. Making the best use of new technologies for the population depends on our ability to
MMI in 2007: A Year of Transition
The year 2007 can, for several reasons, be considered as a year of transition in the 45 years of history of the Medicus Mundi International Network: it was the first effective year of MMI’s first
Private not-for-profit health service providers in Uganda: Improving opportunities through strategic positioning and co-operation
In the middle of the nineties it became clear that quite a number of providers in the private not-for-profit health sector in Uganda were unable to cope with the increasing cost of service
Public versus private health care delivery: Beyond the slogans
In most settings, a „public“ health service refers to a service which belongs to the state. The term „private“ is used when health care is delivered by individuals and/or institutions not
The MMI Secretariat moved to Switzerland
In January 2008 Medicus Mundi Switzerland (MMS) officially took over the activities of Medicus Mundi International’s executive secretariat. This decision followed the reflexion on the need to
"We are among Padua's treasures"
Probably better known as the city of St. Antony, Padua is one of the most important art cities in Italy, with its Medieval Walls, the great civil and the religious buildings the foundation of the
When Bishops Discuss Health. Strategic Repositioning of Church Health Care
Since 2000 a number of successful meetings on health care and the church have been co-organized by Medicus Mundi International in cooperation with Episcopal Conferences in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Between a rock and a hard place. The commitment of Christian Health Services to Primary Health Care
Powerpoint presentation at a Faith Based Organisations consultation on Primary Health Care, Dar Es Salaam, 18 April 2008: “30 Years of Primary Health Care; a case for enhancing FBOs' contribution
Lookin back to MMI history and philosophy
In the year 2000, at the occasion of the 75 year jubilee of our Dutch Branch MEMISA, we realised that the German Medical Mission Institute in Würzburg, the Catholic Medical Mission Board in New
MMI: Our tune varied along those 40 years...
In the epoch of community development, decolonisation and selfdetermination, all sectors of development, health care included, made a move from professionally defined actions towards activities
Public interventions targeting the poor
Targeted interventions are a key strategy in the toolbox of governments. Their design, implementation and assessment set several challenges. The authors propose an analytical framework for
The role of contracting in improving health systems performance
The first part of this document describes recent trends in health services organization, more particularly in the developing countries, together with the gradual emergence of contracting as one of
Strengthening African Health Systems. Cuamm Strategic Plan 2008-2015
"In this document, we state our vision, values, and strategies, and our contribution to the world movement in support of the Millennium Development Agenda in terms of action and reflection. To
WHO traditional medicine strategy
The objective of the strategy is to discuss the role of traditional medicine in health care systems, current challenges and opportunities and WHO's role and strategy for traditional medicine.
World Health Report 2008 calls for return to primary health care approach
14 October 2008 | WHO | "There are striking inequities within and between countries in health outcomes, in access to care, and in what people have to pay for care, says the World Health Report
When Beneficiaries Become Agents
"This issue paper presents some of the experiences of the Swiss Red Cross in supporting community-based health care (CBHC) systems in line with the principles of the Alma Ata Declaration
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