Sharing knowhow and joining forces towards Health for All


The past, present and future of EPN
For 30 years, the Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network (EPN) has been actively supporting church health systems, for the benefit of the patient who needs affordable and quality medicines. At this
Faith-inspired health care providers in Africa: targeting the poor?
Faith-inspired institutions (FIIs) state as their mission the aim to provide quality health services to all, and in particular to serve the poor or the rural poor. Are FIIs then more willing to
Human Resources for Health: Strengthening health systems - assuring service delivery - improving health
Getting the right workers with the right mix of skills to areas where they are needed most is key to improving health service delivery outcomes Sub-Saharan Africa will not meet any of the health
40 Years Dedicated to International Health Care Cooperation
The thick black book with all its information, testimonies and photographic documentation about 40 years of activity of Medicus Mundi Italy is now available online. 
Interrelation of Malaria Control Interventions and Community Health Systems Strengthening in Kenya
"Malaria control interventions are mostly being implemented within the structures of the local health system with potential to promote the whole system. In contrary health system strengthening
Effective pharmaceutical supply chains: On the road in low income countries
"From manufacturer to patient, that is the road medicines need to take all over the world. In some cases it’s a short distance. For most patients in developing countries, the road is very long.
The EU's role in global health and the WHO reform; between health and foreign policy
"This paper firstly explores the EU’s growing role and position on health and global health matters, how this role has emerged and the implications of the Lisbon Treaty for the EU’s role in global
Health in development cooperation and human action. Report 2016
The "Health in development cooperation and human action report" made by Medicus Mundi Spain and Médicos del Mundo was published for the first time in 2002. The 2016 report (language: Spanish)
Negotiating global health at the World Health Organization: The case of the Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel
Three theses by Remco van de Pas, Wemos , for the AfGH workshop "Teeth for the tiger - Strengthening the role of the World Health Organization in global health", Berlin, March 2012.   1. The
The difficult relationship between faith-based health care organisations and the public sector in sub-Saharan Africa
"We dedicate this work to the late Professor Dr. Harry Van Balen, former Head of the Public Health Department of the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, and former Chairman of the
Contracting brought to the universal level of the Catholic Church
The promotion of the integration of private not for profit (PNFP) health facilities in national health systems has been a strategic priority of the Medicus Mundi International Network over
European people show their faces against Malaria!
The campaign STOP MALARIA NOW! including several members of the MMI Network ended in December of 2011. Two years of activities in Germany, Spain, Italy, Poland and Kenya contributed to
Mapping pharmaceutical human resources in church health services
Medicines are essential tools for the treatment, prophylaxis or diagnosis in medicine. To handle medicines adequately pharmaceutical professionals are required. The statistics from WHO
Another year of smiles
In 2011 Smile Train Italia and its volunteers involved in humanitarian projects have succeeded in giving back a new smile to more than 1,650 children affected with facial malformations, giving
ARV combination suspension for paediatric HIV/AIDS patients
Do not be scared if the following report smells “science”. The project we present is an excellent example of how a clinical problem typical for resource poor countries identified by one
Mothers and children first
Once upon a time there was Ayen, a 22-year-old woman who had been married for about two years. She had already had three pregnancies: the first had ended in miscarriage; the second was
The risk of birth
Due to the shortage of funds, developing countries are often forced to decide whether to invest into the training of medical midwives or the instruction of traditional birth attendants. The
Institutionalising Solidarity for International Health
"The concept of International Health refers to more than just controlling pandemics. It refers to an internationally shared responsibility for health perceived as the well-being of all. By
HIV programming in Church institutions - challenges & responses
Pharmalink is a annual publication of the Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network (EPN). The 2012 edition on HIV programming is now out. The electronic version can be downloaded, prints are being
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