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MMI Network: Conference Reports and Documentations

MMI Network: Conference Reports and Documentations

MMI Network members are invited to publish their conference reports and documentations on the MMI ePlatform and in the monthly MMI Network news. Upcoming conferences are announced on the "events" page. 

Conference Report
human resources
AMCES

Fourth Global Forum on Human Resources for Health, with civil society session: "How can civil society spur action on ensuring health workers for all?"

Dublin, 13-17 November 2017. "The global community is presented with an unprecedented challenge and an opportunity: to avert a potential 18 million health worker shortfall and shape increasing ... »Read more

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diseases control
MM Switzerland

No ‘business as usual’ against non-communicable diseases

Basel, 2 November 2017. This year's MMS Symposium addressed the challenges of tackling noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) by looking at the determinants of NCDs, the organisation of health care ... »Read more

Conference Report
health sector integration
MMI Secretariat

10th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health (ECTMIH 2017) - and how the MMI Network has been engaged

Antwerp, 16-20 October 2017, 10th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health. "ECTMIH brings together scientists and experts from Europe and from all over the world, ... »Read more

Conference Report
equal access
MMI Secretariat

Health Cooperation beyond aid

Geneva, 27 May 2017. International health cooperation in today’s world calls for a major renewal. We need less of the classical Official Development Aid (ODA) approach, and more of modern, ... »Read more

Conference Report
global health policy
MMI Secretariat

70th World Health Assembly and related events - MMI participation and contributions

Geneva, 19-31 May 2017. This year's World Health Assembly (WHA) was again a week full of intensive debates on key global health issues, both within the formal Committee meetings and in a ... »Read more

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MMI Secretariat

"We will build the future now, together." General Assembly of the MMI Network

Geneva, 27 May 2017. The General Assembly of the MMI Network took place in the week of the 70th World Health Assembly (WHA), at the ICRC Museum in Geneva. This well-established arrangement ... »Read more

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emergencies
Cordaid

Promising strategies for building resilience of health systems in fragile settings

Vancouver, 17 November 2016. "The Royal Tropical Institute and Cordaid presented an interactive session at the fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Vancouver, 16-18 ... »Read more

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emergencies
MM Switzerland

Working in Fragile Contexts and Building up Resilient Health Systems

Basel, 2 November 2016. "To end preventable child and maternal deaths, create an AIDS-Free Generation, and protect communities against infectious diseases such as Ebola, we need effective, ... »Read more

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networking and cooperation
MMI Secretariat

Health cooperation beyond aid. MMI Network meeting

Berlin, 29 September 2016. The 2016 meeting of the Medicus Mundi International Network took place in Berlin, following an invitation by our German Network member action medeor and linked ... »Read more

Conference Report
communities and users
MM Switzerland

Health in fragile contexts

Bern, 24 August 2016. In an increasing number of countries the implementation of health programmes is challenged by fragile contexts. At the same time, fragility of a state is considered as one of ... »Read more

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emergencies
MM Switzerland

Promoting access to health in fragile contexts: What role for international cooperation?

Geneva, 28 May 2016. The Network Medicus Mundi Switzerland in cooperation with the Swiss Red Cross (a member of MMS) and Cordaid organized a public side event to the General Assembly of the ... »Read more

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MMI Secretariat

General Assembly of the MMI Network

Geneva, 28 May 2016. The General Assembly of the MMI Network took place in week of the 69th World Health Assembly (WHA), on Saturday morning, 28 May 2016, at the ICRC Museum in Geneva, ... »Read more

Conference Report
DWA Cuamm

Pope Francis received CUAMM: health is not a consumer good, but rather a universal right

"On Saturday, 7 May, in the Vatican’s Paul VI audience hall in Rome, Doctors with Africa CUAMM met with Pope Francis in a special papal audience. Joining us were more than 9,000 people ... »Read more

Conference Report
governance, leadership, accountability
MMI Secretariat

International health cooperation and Health Systems Strengthening. "Federal Café" debate at the Geneva Health Forum 2016

Geneva, 21 April 2016, 12.30-14.00 hrs. The  “Federal Café” debate at the Geneva Health Forum 2016 hosted by MMI and Medicus Mundi Switzerland   provided an open space for an ... »Read more

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human resources
DWA Cuamm

The role of Community Health Workers in two regions of Tanzania

Dar es Salaam, 17 December 2015. "A workshop organized by Doctors with Africa CUAMM took place to discuss the first results of a research, conducted with UNICEF, on the role of first line ... »Read more

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global health policy
MM Switzerland

A challenge for Switzerland: Achieving health for all in a changing world

Basel, 28 October 2015. "The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have changed the frame of reference for development policy worldwide. By applying a new strategy for international ... »Read more

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medicines and technology
MMI Secretariat

MMI Network meeting in The Hague

The Hague, 7-8 October 2015. The MMI Network meeting in autumn 2015 was hosted by i+solutions and Cordaid.   ... »Read more

Conference Report
global health policy
MMI Secretariat

How to bridge between health systems researchers and practitioners in the field of international health cooperation

Basel, September 6-10, 2015. The 9th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and international Health (ECMTIH) was organized by the Swiss TPH, a member of Medicus Mundi Switzerland , on behalf of ... »Read more

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equal access
Africa CHA Platform

Global Conference on Religion and Sustainable Development affirms role of faith actors

Washington DC, 7-9 July 2015. "A highly significant conference brought together 130 attendees to discuss Religion and Sustainable Development. (...) The conference attracted a unique combination ... »Read more

Conference Report
emergencies
medico international

Fit for Catastrophe?

Frankfurt a.M., 5-6 June 2015. "On its 10th anniversary the foundation medico international wanted to have a critical look at the concept of resilience that in the past years emerged as a ... »Read more

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communities and users
MMI Secretariat

A luta continua! Strengthening or weakening health systems? Workshop at the Annual Assembly of MMI

Geneva, 23 May 2015. "A luta continua" ("the struggle continues") was the rallying cry of the FRELIMO movement during Mozambique’s war for independence. The phrase is Portuguese but was used by ... »Read more

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Global HRH Governance: WHO Global Code of Practice - initial achievements and future challenges. Side event to the World Health Assembly featuring the report on the Code review

Geneva, 20 May 2015. The WHO Global Code of Practice (Code) on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel was adopted by the 63rd World Health Assembly on 21 May 2010. This ... »Read more

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diseases control
MM Switzerland

HIV/AIDS and vulnerable groups – no one left behind

Berne, 7 May 2015. "We experienced an exciting conference on the issue of “HIV/AIDS and vulnerable groups – no one left behind” . In a very impressive way, experts from Switzerland and other ... »Read more

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global health policy
MMI Secretariat

Mobility of Health Professionals in the EU - Ethical Recruitment and Policy Coherence

Brussels, 05 May 2015 – What role can ethical recruitment play for fair distribution of health workers? What role has Europe in ensuring that freedom of movement of health workers in the ... »Read more

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close-to-client care
MM Switzerland

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 strategy to improve the quality of health ... »Read more

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equal access
Africa CHA Platform

The role of faith based health services in contributing to universal health coverage in Africa

Nairobi, 23-26 February 2015. The Africa Christian Health Association’s Platform (ACHAP) hosted a successful 7 th Biennial Conference of the Africa Christian Health Associations at the Safari ... »Read more

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equal access
MM Switzerland

Personalized Medicine - The Public Health Perspective

Basel, 11-12 December 2014. "Progress over recent decades in various fields of –omics, systems biology and bioinformatics provides unprecedented opportunities in research towards unravelling ... »Read more

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equal access
MMI Secretariat

Symposium and MMI Network meeting

Basel, 5-6 November 2014. This year's MMI Network meeting was hosted by Medicus Mundi Switzerland (MMS) and linked with the 14th annual Swiss Health Cooperation Symposium organized by MMS. ... »Read more

Conference Report
research
MMI Secretariat

An ideal match! Successfully connecting NGO practice and Health Systems Research

Cape Town, 3 October 2014. The MMI Network participated in the Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Cape Town, South Africa, from 30 September to 3 October 2014, with a session ... »Read more

Conference Report

Evidence-based civil society advocacy in the field of international migration of health personnel

Cape Town, 29 September 2014. We asked some advocates / researchers to provide insights in the making of recent papers on international migration of health personnel and the implementation ... »Read more

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global health policy
MMI Secretariat

Working towards Health for All: What’s the count? And what role for civil society action and networking? MMI mini-symposium and Annual Assembly

Geneva, 24 May 2014. The Annual Assembly of the Medicus Mundi International Network took place at Château de Bossey near Geneva in the week of the World Health Assembly .     ... »Read more

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diseases control

Prevention and control of non-communicable diseases in the face of free trade and market deregulation: How to preserve policy space for public health?

Geneva, 20 May 2014, at the Palais des Nations. Civil society side event to the 67th World Health Assembly.   Free trade agreements undermine public health At the 67th ... »Read more

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global health policy
MMI Secretariat

67th World Health Assembly

Geneva, 19-24 May 2014. The agenda of this year's World Health Assembly was  again very long. You might consult the great WHO Watch website for an overview and analysis of key agenda ... »Read more

Conference Report
governance, leadership, accountability
Memisa

Health-y answers to comple#ity: Are we able to move beyond the control panel? MMI Network meeting and conference

Brussels, 27-29 November 2013, Medicus Mundi International Network meeting hosted by Memisa celebrating its 25 years jubilee and linked to the annual seminar of Be-cause Health .   ... »Read more

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equal access
MM Switzerland

Universal health coverage and global health beyond 2015

Basel, 6 November 2013. How can global health policy be structured to ensure that even the poorest people in developing countries have access to health services? That's one of the topics of ... »Read more

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close-to-client care
MMI Secretariat

Primary Health Care and cooperation: A utopia? Jubilee Assembly 50 years of Medicus Mundi Spain - 50 years of Medicus Mundi International Network

Barcelona, 7-8 June 2013. The Jubilee events of the Federation of Medicus Mundi Spain (MM Spain) started with a scientific conference on “Primary Health Care and Cooperation: A utopia?”. The ... »Read more

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governance, leadership, accountability
MMI Secretariat

WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel: Stoking up the fire for Code implementation

Geneva, 22 May 2013, Civil Society side event to the 66th World Health Assembly ... »Read more

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equal access
MM Switzerland

A future without AIDS - Realising a vision

Bern, 11 April 2013. A world without AIDS is feasible. This conviction is shared by many people and NGOs in the Global North, South and East as well as multilateral organizations such as ... »Read more

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diseases control
MM Switzerland

Primary Health Care and NCDs in Eastern Europe and Central Asia: Where do we stand and where to go?

Basel, 10 April 2013. Over the past two decades health systems in Eastern Europe and Central Asia have undergone substantial changes in relation to their financing and the way how services ... »Read more

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diseases control
Africa CHA Platform

Increasing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Africa; the challenge of sustainability in scaling up FBOs response

Lusaka, Zambia, 25-28 February 2013. The Africa Christian Health Associations’ Platform ( ACHAP ) in collaboration with the Churches Health Association of Zambia (CHAZ), the Christian Health ... »Read more

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MMI Secretariat

MMI Board meeting

Basel, 15 March 2013. The first Board meeting of the Medicus Mundi International Network in 2013 dealt with, among other items, the external mid-term evaluation of the MMI Network Strategy ... »Read more

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financing and resources allocation
medico international

Global Social Protection Scheme - Moving from Charity to Solidarity

Berlin, 14-16 May 2012. “Charity once was a driving force of what became social protection. It no longer is. Social protection is not about charity. When we pay our taxes or social ... »Read more

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medicines and technology
action medeor

International conference on local pharmaceutical production

Bonn, 21 February 2013. Insufficient access to essential medicines is a common health burden in developing countries and was topic of an international pharmaceutical conference in Bonn, ... »Read more

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child health
MM Switzerland

Creating perspectives for life: Mother and child health in developing countries

Basel, 6 November 2012. This year's Swiss Health Cooperation Symposium organized by the Network Medicus Mundi Switzerland focused on mother and child health. Mother and child health is one of ... »Read more

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global health policy
MMI Secretariat

Future policy of WHO engagement with NGOs

Geneva, 18 October 2012, WHO consultation meeting. The Sixty-fifth World Health Assembly requested the WHO Secretariat to present a draft policy paper on WHO’s engagement with ... »Read more

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emergencies
MMI Secretariat

Health systems strengthening and conflict transformation in fragile states

Amsterdam, 11 October 2012. Medicus Mundi International Network expert meeting hosted by Cordaid at the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) Strengthening health systems in fragile states is often ... »Read more

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networking and cooperation

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 ... »Read more

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MMI Secretariat

Annual Assembly of the Medicus Mundi International Network

Geneva, 25 May 2012. As usually, the Annual Assembly of the Medicus Mundi International Network took place in the week of the World Health Assembly . We met at the Ecumenical Institute Château ... »Read more

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global health policy
MMI Secretariat

WHO reform: Democratic pathways for a sustainable leadership in global health

Geneva, 23 May 2012, Briefing for delegates and other members of the public health community attending the 65th World Health Assembly In 2011, the World Health Organization (WHO) set out to ... »Read more

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diseases control
MM Switzerland

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 ... »Read more

Conference Report
faith based services
Africa CHA Platform

Supporting African faith-based organizations to develop health workforce advocacy messages

Nairobi, 16-18 April 2012. Faith-based organizations (FBOs) provide 30% to 70% of health services in African countries and often serve remote and rural areas that have difficulty attracting and ... »Read more

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equal access
EPN

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 ... »Read more

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research
MMI Secretariat

MMI Board meeting with a focus on health research

Basel, 16 March 2012. The Board meeting of the Medicus Mundi International Network hosted by the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute included a re-launching event of a wider MMI research ... »Read more

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information
MM Switzerland

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 ... »Read more

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equal access
MM Switzerland

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, ... »Read more

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equal access
MM Switzerland

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 ... »Read more

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child health
MMI Secretariat

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 ... »Read more

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research
Cordaid

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 ... »Read more

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human resources
Wemos

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 ... »Read more

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MMI Secretariat

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, ... »Read more

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diseases control
MM Switzerland

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 ... »Read more

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equal access

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 ... »Read more

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health sector integration
Africa CHA Platform

Improving women’s and children’s health in Africa; FBOs' response towards attainment of MDG targets

Accra, 21-24 February 2011. The 5th Biennial Africa CHAs Conference was hosted by the Christian Health Association of Ghana (CHAG) in collaboration with the secretariat of the ... »Read more

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global health policy
MMI Secretariat

Second Global Forum on Human Resources for Health

Bangkok, Thailand, 25-29 January, 2011. At the second global forum on human resources for health the Global Health Workforce Alliance (GHWA) presented its progress report on the Kampala ... »Read more

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research
MMI Secretariat

Health Systems Research and NGOs: building up mutually beneficial partnerships

Antwerp, 11 November 2010. At this workshop, NGOs working in the field of international health cooperation and research institutions discussed past and ongoing cases of research partnerships, ... »Read more

Conference Report
health promotion
MM Switzerland

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 deteriorated once more as a result of the ... »Read more

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MMI Secretariat

MMI Network Meeting: Kick-off event for the Network Strategy 2011-2015

Amsterdam, 5 November 2010, MMI Network meeting as a starting point for the implementation of our Network Strategy 2011-2015 . The meeting hosted by our Dutch member Wemos was a full day event: ... »Read more

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global health policy
MMI Secretariat

63rd WHA: "Agreements as a gift to public health"

Geneva, 21 May 2010. The agenda of this year's World Health Assembly included, among other items, the implementation of the International Health Regulations (2005); the global strategy and ... »Read more

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MMI Secretariat

MMI Assembly and Board meeting

Geneva, 20 May 2010. As in the previous years, the Annual Assembly of the Medicus Mundi International Network took place in Château de Bossey near Geneva. This year's General Assembly was a ... »Read more

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global health policy
MMI Secretariat

WHO Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel: If adopted, ensuring impact?

Geneva, 18 May 2010, Side event to the World Health Assembly. "This event explores the role of various stakeholders in promoting and monitoring compliance with the proposed Code due to be adopted ... »Read more

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diseases control
MM Switzerland

The future of the global AIDS response

Bern, 14 April 2010. The global economic crisis that has induced cutbacks in the spending of Government and international donors also threatens efforts for an effective response to HIV and AIDS. ... »Read more

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human resources
Cordaid

Responsible governance for improved human resources for health: making the right choices

Amsterdam, 15-16 March 2010. Human resources for health (HRH) are a vital component of any health system and are central to attaining the health-related Millennium Development Goals. In many ... »Read more

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contracting

Contracting between the public and the faith-based sector in Uganda: Kampala workshop and declaration

Kampala, 10 December 2009 | In May 2009, the Medicus Mundi International Network launched the report "Contracting between faith-based and public health sector in Sub-Saharan Africa: An ongoing ... »Read more

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global health policy

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 14th STI Symposium is built around the ... »Read more

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close-to-client care

Universal coverage, beyond the numbers. Access for all to quality health services

Brussels, 26 November 2009. Presentations and background material of a seminar organized by be-cause health, the Belgian platform for international health co-ordinated by the ITM Antwerp. ... »Read more

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global health policy
MM Switzerland

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 chronic diseases in all parts of the world ... »Read more

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human resources
Cordaid

Quest for Quality. Private not-for profit health institutions address the human resources crises

20th May 2009, technical meeting organised by Medicus Mundi International and Cordaid as a side event to the 62nd World Health Assembly. ... »Read more

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health promotion
MM Switzerland

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 culture and HIV/AIDS. Based on ... »Read more

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equal access

Making Health Interventions Work: From validation to application

The 13th Symposium of the Swiss Tropical Institute held on 17th April 2009 focused on the development of health interventions and their translation in to practice. The symposium provided a ... »Read more

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networking and cooperation
MMI Secretariat

Re-defining our role in global health

Aachen, 21 November 2008 | The workshop organized by MISEREOR and the Medicus Mundi International Network (MMI) brought together some 25 representatives of MMI members and church related ... »Read more

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equal access

Health System Strengthening: Role of incentives?

Basel, 27-28 November 2008. In the past year there has been a rapid increase in interest and application of cash transfers and other incentives intended to strengthen health systems in ... »Read more

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equal access
MM Switzerland

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 the World Health Organization (WHO) and ... »Read more

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health sector integration
MMI Secretariat

Renewing and Enhancing Collaboration with Non-Governmental Organizations. Towards a Shared Agenda. A WHO consultation

Geneva, 22 -23 September 2008. The World Health Organization, in collaboration with NGOs, are planning a series of consultations in the next year to increase mutual understanding of one another's ... »Read more

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medicines and technology

The Role of Information and Communication Technologies in Health Systems Development

Basel, 22 April 2008. Documentation of the 11th Symposium of the Swiss Tropical Institute : "We all are confronted with a rapidly changing environment. On one hand never before in human’s history ... »Read more

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contracting
WHO HSF

WHO Consultation on Strategic Contracting in Health Systems

Geneva, 9–11 January 2008. Synthesis of the meeting: "During this three day meeting a wide range of experiences on contracting in health systems were reviewed, the current evidence and lessons ... »Read more

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contracting
MM Switzerland

In the public interest...Non-governmental health service providers and national health systems

Basel, 6 November 2007. How do not-for-profit non-governmental health service providers perceive their role in the national provision of healthcare? How do they steer a course between their ... »Read more

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human resources

Human Resources as Key Factor in Health Services

Bagamoyo, Tanzania, 22-25 October 2007: "The human resources situation in the health sector is in a severe crisis, according to many organisations, including the World Health Organisation (WHO). ... »Read more

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