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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 ...
No more teenage pregnancies in Myove, Rwanda
One determined nurse is making sure no more teenagers in her community will get pregnant against their will. Christina de Vries, reproductive ...
HIV Test and Treat: Are the 90-90-90 targets set for 2020 within reach?
Bern, 10 May 2017. "Get Tested! Know your HIV Status! Slogans we hear a lot from the ambitious treatment target “90-90-90” introduced by ...
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 ...
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. A Jeune S3 video
Talking about sexuality and rights is not easy for young people. Talking about it in fragile and conflict-affected areas is even harder! Come meet ...
Cultural approaches to HIV and AIDS
Bern, 6 May 2009. The aidsfocus.ch conference on “Culture and condoms. Integrating approaches to HIV and AIDS” looked at the complex inter-relationships of ...
Chronic Diseases in Developing and Newly Industrialized Countries: A new challenge for Global Health
Basel, 10th November 2009. 8th Symposium of the Medicus Mundi Switzerland Network . Death rates caused by infectious diseases have been overtaken by ...
Cordaid receives nearly 30 million to continue work on SRHR
Cordaid, leading a consortium of specialized agencies, has won a tender bid from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs to further develop ...
Annual report 2011 of Smile Train Italia: A year of Smiles
In 2011 Smile Train Italia and its volunteers have succeeded to give back new smiles to more than 1,650 babies affected with facial malformations, giving ...
Getting out Among the People. Awareness-Raising and Fighting HIV in Tanzania
Francesca takes her place at the center of a small basketball court, where about twenty colleagues await her from the Ngokolo health center, where ...
The strain of the growers. Senekela Sisibere
Life is not easy for widows in Africa where a very traditional society puts too strong a pressure on them. Sometimes, a woman that becomes a widow ...
"Health for All" by 2030: On the Right Track, or on the Verge of Failing?
Basel, 7 November 2018, MMS Symposium 2018. "Health is a fundamental human right. However, today inequality, poverty, exploitation, violence and injustice ...
"Now I can be somebody. I can think for myself…"
Berne, 9 September 2014, aidsfocus.ch Meeting Point on psychosocial support in the context of violence, HIV, and poverty. How can girls and women who ...
Thematic guide: Noncommunicable diseases
Raising the priority given to noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in health and development has been a key priority for WHO since the development of the ...
How to address sexual violence and HIV
Bern, 10 April 2014, aidsfocus.ch conference. Sexual violence is a fundamental violation of human rights and has a direct impact on the health and ...
Environmental Health: Here and There
Basel, 10-11 December 2009. To commemorate the merger of the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM) with the Swiss Tropical Institute (STI), the ...
Addressing Teenage Pregnancy in Sierra Leone
Cordaid, April 2018. Sierra Leone has one of the highest rates of Teenage Pregnancy in the world. 3 in every 10 teenage Sierra Leonean girls are pregnant, ...
40 years after Alma-Ata: Primary Health Care in 2018 and beyond, in South and North
Antwerp, 23 October 2018. This year the international public health community celebrates the 40th anniversary of the “Health for All by 2000” ...
40 years after Alma-Ata: What does the future hold?
Bulletin of Medicus Mundi Switzerland, August 2018. "Can an event which occurred in the last century – more precisely, 40 years ago – still retain the ...
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, ...
Annual Report 2017 of the Community Working Group on Health, Zimbabwe
"The CWGH will continue strive to be the leader in organizing and championing communities' right to health and equitable health services in the ...
Health in the Cities: Reimagining Health in Urban Populations
The world is becoming increasingly urban. More than half of the global population lives in cities and this number is only expected to rise. ...
Health and Climate Change: What are the governance challenges?
Geneva, 27 October 2014. "Consider the following global realities: (1) An estimated 7 million deaths are attributed to air pollution every year; (2) ...
Community Participation in Public Health: What’s the Added Value in Research and Implementation
Basel, 23 April 2015. "Since the early 1970s, participatory approaches involving community members have been used in the public health sector as a ...
MMI joins the WHO Global Coordination Mechanism on the prevention and control of NCDs (GCM/NCD)
Basel, November 2014. In September 2011, Heads of State and Government adopted the Political Declaration of the High-level Meeting of the General Assembly ...
30 Years after Alma Ata. The future of Community Health
Basel, 11 November 2008. The Alma Ata International Conference on Primary Health Care in September 1978 was attended by virtually all the member nations of ...
Fight against malnutrition: Key to health in developing countries
Basel, 9 November 2010. The developing countries are faced with a crisis on two fronts: food prices skyrocketed in 2007/2008 and the food situation has ...