Sharing knowhow and joining forces towards Health for All


Health should be affordable for all
‘Act with Ambition!’ was the slogan for Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day 2016. The aim of UHC is nothing short of ambitious: guaranteeing access to essential – and affordable – health
Health for all, but not for me
"We never met, yet we fight for the same cause. We shake hands in this blog post and speak with one voice. Against global inequality, exemplified by the gap between both of us, and in favor of
Beira: Researchers on a Neonatology Visit
"A delegation of Italian and Norwegian research workers recently visited Beira Central Hospital and sites where Doctors with Africa CUAMM is working." Read the article on the Cuamm
Ageing Societies and Health
A themed issue of the Bulletin of Medicus Mundi Switzerland - with contributions in English, German and French.
Trump decision disastrous for women in Africa
Cordaid , 30 January 2017. Trump’s executive order to stop funding abortion services will negatively impact a whole range of family planning services for millions of women. “Quality
Clinical drug trials in Egypt: last resort for the poor
Wemos , 9 February 2017. Clinical drug trials in Egypt are often conducted unethically and are harmful to trial participants’ health. This is the conclusion of Wemos, SOMO and Public
Improving our work through evaluation
"There is nothing more constructive than evaluating and measuring the results and impact of one’s work and verifying the processes involved in carrying it out – in other words, putting
Survey among Medicus Mundi Switzerland Members on Human Rights-Based Approaches to Sexual and Reproductive Health
"The Network Medicus Mundi Switzerland (MMS) recognises the importance of sexual and reproductive health and rights for all in order to reduce poverty, advance development and promote
Government must fulfil promises to health workers
"The Community Working Group on Health (CWGH) would like to express grave concern about the recurrent strikes by doctors following failure by government to address their long-standing concerns.
action medeor is now part of the “Partnership for Quality Medical Donations" (PQMD)
"We are proud to announce that action medeor is now part of the “Partnership for Quality Medical Donations” (PQMD). This February, we became the 39th member of the global alliance.
Sexual health discussed with religious leaders
"For over five years Cordaid and partners have promoted and strengthened sexual and reproductive health care services in Burundi. Now we are joining hands with religious leaders of all
In this newsletter you will read about Alphonsine...
"I have a nursing background and started working with Health Poverty Action in 2014. I work with 27 Mother Daughter Clubs from remote and hard to reach places, and assist them to solve
The Changing Face of Pharmacy
"'If you want to explain any poison properly, what then is not a poison? All things are poison, nothing is without poison; the dose alone causes a thing not to be poison.' These were the words
Big Pharma's depressing pills
Amsterdam, 7 April 2017. "Today is World Health Day, an initiative of the World Health Organization (WHO). This year’s theme, depression, is a pressing health issue worldwide and in the
Rwanda: NCDs Alert
For four months, I had the pleasure to be a part of the medical staff at Nemba District Hospital, in Rwanda’s Northern Province. The aim of my stay as a General Practitioner was working
Ending the drug war to support health and rights for all
Around the world, punitive drug control policies continue to restrict the health and rights of poor and marginalised populations. Since it began over 5 decades ago, the global ‘war on
28 Months as project manager with the Brigada Móvel in Morrumbene, Mozambique
Mozambique, one of the South Eastern-African Countries, actually ranks 181 st among the 189 countries in the Human Development Index 2016. Since 2007 Medicus Mundi Italy (MMI) is
Human Resources for Health: From commitments to action?
Human resources for health were high on the agenda in 2016 – for sure at global level. The 69 th World Health Assembly (WHA) adopted the Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health
The MMS Strategy 2017-2019: Health for All in a solidary world
In 2016 the Network Medicus Mundi Switzerland (MMS) has worked on its new strategy – with some remarkable results. To be honest: I was very much convinced of the quality of our former
Strengthening of Medicines Supply Chain in Tanzania and Malawi – setting up pharmaceutical wholesale
The medicines supply chain in developing countries is in the hands of central medical store, usually a governmental or semi-governmental institution, faith-based organizations and
Healthy adolescents - healthy societies
Taking care of adolescents is an investment in a healthy, sustainable future. Doctors with Africa CUAMM is working on this major issue that is essential to current international policies
20 Years of CWGH: Organizing People’s Power for Health in Zimbabwe
The CWGH is now celebrating twenty years of work in strengthening the understanding of and capacities for community roles in health. This comes at a time when our health and health
Unethical clinical trials in Africa
Wemos, 4 July 2017. Clinical trials in Africa are not always conducted according to leading ethical guidelines. This puts clinical trial participants at risk of being physically harmed
We won’t end poverty without tackling the structural issues that cause it
Health Poverty Action, June 2017. T here was a sense of deja vu last week when I read the excellent piece by Adam Ramsay exploring why people are losing faith in international aid agencies .
Mental Health: A Forgotten Facet of Healthcare
"Globally close to 450 million people have mental health disorders; more than 75% of that number live in developing countries. According to the World Health Organization, 85% of patients in
Great Achievements for CUAMM in Tanzania
Padova, 14 September 2017. "From the 6th to the 8th of September an important meeting about Nutrition took place in Dodoma, Tanzania. This event was defined “memorable” by Prime
German Foreign Minister visited headquarters and warehouse of action medeor
Tönisvorst, 7 September 2017. Last Friday, the German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel visited our headquarters and warehouse. The conversation focused on crises, wars, drought, and
Keeping the health system alive in times of war
Cordaid, 30 November 2017. "In Mobaye, on the southern border with DR Congo, Cordaid staff coordinates and implements the results based financing support of 3 hospitals and 57 health centers
Doctors with Africa Cuamm at the Tanzania Health Summit
DWA Cuamm, 23 November 2017. "The fourth Tanzania Health Summit, the most important health meeting in the country, took place in Dar Es Salaam on November 14 and 15. Doctors with Africa CUAMM
CWGH Input to the 2018 National Health Budget Consultations
CWGH, October 2017. "The formulation of the National Budget is an area that requires greater participation of the community. Community participation in health matters and budget formulation
Health for All: Why is Universal Health Coverage important?
Cordaid, 6 December 2017. "Do you believe health is a human right, and that all human beings should be able to fulfill their potential in dignity and equality and in a healthy
World Aids Day 2017 - Message from i+solutions CEO Ed Monchen
i+solutions, 1 December 2017. "On this World AIDS Day, we join with our colleagues and partners in recognizing everyone’s basic right to health. Much has been accomplished since the world first
More influence on health care for businesses
Wemos, 6 December 2017. "Businesses and private investors are increasingly involved in public health issues worldwide. Civil society organizations and experts share their concerns
Implementation Research of Swiss NGOs Working in the Field of International Health Cooperation
Medicus Mundi Switzerland, 5 December 2017. Member organizations of the Network Medicus Mundi Switzerland (MMS) work together to enhance Implementation Research (IR) within their
Universal Health Coverage in the Central African Republic
Cordaid, December 2017. What does universal health coverage mean to you? Hear responses from the Central African Republic ( Cordaid video clip)
Give people universal access to health services
Wemos, 12 December 2017. "Worldwide millions of people do not have access to quality health care when they need it, or end up with financial difficulties when they use it. This is why
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