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New Papers, Statements, Presentations published on the MMI electronic Platform

New Papers, Statements, Presentations published on the MMI electronic Platform

MMI Network members are invited to publish their papers, statements, videos, interviews and conference presentations on the MMI ePlatform and in the monthly MMI Network news. For the MMI basic documents and our newsletter, please refer to the "Network documents" page. And have a look at our collection of annual reports of the Network and its members.

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communities and users
Cordaid

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) ... »Read more

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research
MM Switzerland

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 ... »Read more

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global health policy
Wemos

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 ... »Read more

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Cordaid

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 ... »Read more

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equal access
i+solutions

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 ... »Read more

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equal access
Health Works

Health Works endorses Charter on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action

Health Works, November 2017. " Health Works has recently joined over 70 stakeholders from States, UN agencies, the international civil society community and global, regional and national ... »Read more

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close-to-client care
Cordaid

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 ... »Read more

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research
DWA Cuamm

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 ... »Read more

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governance, leadership, accountability
CWGH

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 ... »Read more

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medicines and technology
action medeor

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 ... »Read more

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communities and users
DWA Cuamm

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 ... »Read more

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communities and users
CWGH

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 ... »Read more

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child health
DWA Cuamm

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 ... »Read more

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global health policy
MM Switzerland

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 ... »Read more

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medicines and technology
action medeor

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 ... »Read more

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human resources
Wemos

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 ... »Read more

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social determinants
Health Poverty Action

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 ... »Read more

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diseases control
Redemptoris Missio

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 ... »Read more

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close-to-client care
MM Italy

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 ... »Read more

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medicines and technology
Wemos

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 ... »Read more

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diseases control
MM Switzerland

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 ... »Read more

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networking and cooperation
Health Poverty Action

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 . ... »Read more

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equal access
Wemos

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 ... »Read more

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medicines and technology
EPN

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 ... »Read more

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medicines and technology
i+solutions

i+solutions leads consortium to streamline patient access to essential treatments in Nigeria

i+solutions is the lead partner in a consortium working with the Nigerian government on the Nigerian Supply Chain Integration Project (NSCIP). Financed by the Global Fund and administered by the ... »Read more

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equal access
Health Poverty Action

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 ... »Read more

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equal access
Cordaid

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 ... »Read more

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medicines and technology
action medeor

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. ... »Read more

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gender equality
MM Switzerland

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 ... »Read more

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DWA Cuamm

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 ... »Read more

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medicines and technology
Wemos

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 ... »Read more

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child health
Cordaid

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 ... »Read more

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equal access
MM Switzerland

Ageing Societies and Health

A themed issue of the Bulletin of Medicus Mundi Switzerland - with contributions in English, German and French. ... »Read more

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equal access
Cordaid

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 ... »Read more

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equal access
Wemos

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 ... »Read more

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child health
DWA Cuamm

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 ... »Read more

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global health policy
MM Spain

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) ... »Read more

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networking and cooperation
Health Poverty Action

Improving our image: how photos reflect our values

Health Poverty Action, November 2016. "The use of images has often been problematic and controversial in the development sector. Photos of starving children and helpless victims have been used ... »Read more

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equal access
Cordaid

3 key insights for success of Results Based Financing (RBF)

Cordaid, November 2016. "It’s been argued that results-based financing is showing a new way of doing health care, to 'reward health service providers — often with money — for positive results.' ... »Read more

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equal access
MM Switzerland

Applying Human Rights to Sexual and Reproductive Health - a Reality for All?

"Sexual and reproductive health is a fundamental human right. At this year’s MMS/aidsfocus.ch conference we addressed the issues of human rights to sexual and reproductive health. There is a ... »Read more

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equal access
Cordaid

ARV treatment: Reaching the unreachables

"By air, by road and even canoe we are trying to reach tens of thousands of people in DR Congo whose lives depend on antiretroviral (ARV) treatment. In this epic work to counter the HIV/Aids ... »Read more

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global health policy
Health Poverty Action

Power and privilege - taking a look at ourselves

"Two years ago Health Poverty Action worked with others on a report that argued the development sector, through its focus on aid, was obscuring the facts about how poverty is created. It ... »Read more

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EPN

EPN strategy for 2016-2020

"The strategy of the Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network for 2016-2020 builds on the achievements of the previous strategy period while also addressing the factors that compromised success in ... »Read more

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equal access
medico international

Resilience: Fit for Disaster

“Sustainable development”, at least, was driven by the idea to actively and politically shape the world. Conversely, the concept of resilience is only about making people fit for survival. The ... »Read more

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diseases control
DWA Cuamm

Let's unite to end Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the world’s most deadly infectious diseases, striking men, women and children alike. Medici con l’Africa CUAMM is working hard to do its part in combating ... »Read more

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close-to-client care
Health Poverty Action

Developing culturally appropriate health systems – key principles

Health Poverty Action has 30 years of experience in working to improve the health of marginalised groups. We consistently find that cultural barriers provide a fundamental obstruction to ... »Read more

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equal access
DWA Cuamm

Health for all: The Walk

How long does it take for a pregnant woman to reach a clinic? In the “most boring film” THE WALK, a Cordaid film team joined Chanceline who lives in a remote rural area of ... »Read more

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maternal health
Memisa

Giving birth is not a game

In October 2015, Memisa launched the online videogame “Giving Birth is not a game” to sensitize the Belgian public about the problem of maternal mortality worldwide, and especially in ... »Read more

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medicines and technology
EPN

Scratch-off labels on pharmaceutical packaging

Counterfeit drugs represent a major health risk for the public health and the individual patient. They lower the confidence in medicines, harm the manufacturers, the importers and the ... »Read more

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communities and users
action medeor

How to...: Reaching sustainability in a rural health centre in Chiapas, Mexico

Everyone who deals with this topic knows it: Ensuring financial sustainability of social services is very hard work. Especially health services are nearly never fully financially ... »Read more

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diseases control
Emergenza Sorrisi

Iraq, Nassirya 2008-2016: The bridge of trust

When Emergenza Sorrisi NGO (past Smile Train) performed its first mission in Iraq, in 2008, in the American Military Camp of Tallil on a Mobile Surgery Unit donated by the Italian ... »Read more

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governance, leadership, accountability
MM Switzerland

Equitable access to quality healthcare for the most vulnerable: Vision or reality? Ex-post impact study

The core aim of the Swiss Red Cross (SRC) health projects is to enable equitable access to quality health services, particularly for the most vulnerable. While regular ... »Read more

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diseases control
MM Switzerland

Innovating the delivery of hypertension care

Gideon Dapaa, 49, a high school teacher from the Lower Manya Krobo District in the Eastern region of Ghana, was diagnosed with hypertension six years ago. He admits that at the end of a ... »Read more

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infrastructure
MM Switzerland

Lighting up St. Paul hospital in Kashikishi

The story repeats itself frequently: In a remote place in Africa there is a poor hospital, the hospital has helpers, helpers install hardware, helpers leave, hardware flops, everybody is ... »Read more

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close-to-client care
MM Spain

Two cultures united in Right to Health defense

This is a story about a project which started in 1972 bringing Navarra (Spain) closer to a District Hospital in Nemba (Rwanda) and is still today creating emotional links between people ... »Read more

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equal access
Wemos

The global challenge of health workforce

Worldwide, there is a shortage of skilled health workers. Wemos advocated for health workforce worldwide within the EU-funded project Health Workers for All. In 2015, we succeeded in ... »Read more

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close-to-client care
MM Italy

...behind the headlines intertwined

Burkina Faso is a land-locked country in Western Africa. The Human Development Index ranks it 183rd among 187 countries. Since 2002 the University Hospital of Brescia, Italy has an ... »Read more

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Health Poverty Action

Myanmar: Reaching those with no other support

"One of the world’s least developed countries, Myanmar has a long history of conflict which has prevented the development of an integrated healthcare system, as well as other infrastructure. The ... »Read more

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equal access
Wemos

Health Systems Advocacy Partnership stands for mutual learning

"The Health Systems Advocacy Partnership was launched in Uganda during the project kickoff session in Kampala on 18 March 2016. The strategic partnership consists of Amref Flying Doctors, ... »Read more

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equal access
Cordaid

Growing demand for training in results based financing

For the past decade Cordaid has continuously been seeking to improve public service delivery through results based financing. In both health care and education we have an ... »Read more

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diseases control
Cordaid

Quick malaria response saves lives

On top of the continuing conflict, the vulnerable South Sudanese state of Upper Nile now also has to deal with a serious outbreak of malaria. Fortunately, the medical staff of ... »Read more

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equal access
Health Poverty Action

Health Poverty Action: Briefing papers on trade, tax and health

In December 2015, Health Poverty Action has published two new briefing papers which form part of a wider series looking at how the structural causes of poverty impact on health. "The first ... »Read more

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equal access
i+solutions

What is pharmaceutical Supply Chain Management?

"Millions of people around the world lack continuous access to essential medicines. Improving the supply chain management of medicines is a crucial step in order to solve this problem. ... »Read more

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research
MM Switzerland

Implementation Research: Practice of NGOs and Political Challenges

Measurement and evaluation as well as looking for evidence: Implementation Research on projects and programmes is of increasing importance within health cooperation. But how does good ... »Read more

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equal access
CWGH

CWGH's role at the 18th International Conference on Aids and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa

The Community Working Group on Health (CWGH) played a critical and pivotal role during the just ended 18th International Conference on Aids and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA) ... »Read more

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close-to-client care
Cordaid

The Walk: Cordaid's contribution to UHC Day 2015

The most impressive contribution to Universal Health Coverage Day 2015 was produced by Cordaid with its "most boring" video "The Walk". Cordaid followed Chanceline, a pregnant woman living in ... »Read more

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equal access
Wemos

Partnership for affordable medicines and health workers in East Africa

On November 12 2015, Amref Health Africa, the African Centre for Global Health and Social Transformation (ACHEST), Health Action International (HAI), Wemos and the Dutch Ministry of ... »Read more

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diseases control
Health Poverty Action

Drug Policy and the SDGs

"The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were launched in September 2015, made up of 17 Goals and 169 Targets that set out a plan of action that will shape the mainstream development agenda for ... »Read more

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global health policy
medico international

Solidarity begins beyond aid

It is good and just to give homeless people shelter for the night, wrote Bertolt Brecht. He added, however, that this will not change the world, or shorten the age of exploitation. By ... »Read more

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diseases control
DWA Cuamm

Diabetes and Hypertension: Better diagnosis among TB patients in Luanda

People with diabetes have a risk of developing tuberculosis (TB) 3 to 5 times higher than that of the general population. Moreover, diabetes can worsen the clinical course of TB and TB can ... »Read more

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equal access
Cordaid

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 and expand our sexual reproductive health ... »Read more

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equal access
Health Poverty Action

Tax, the extractives industry and health in Sierra Leone

Health Poverty Action has launched a report highlighting how making extractive companies in Sierra Leone pay more tax could provide vital support to the health system. Entitled ‘Healthy ... »Read more

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Cordaid

Universal Health Coverage in Fragile States

Until recently, many of the debates around Universal Health Coverage (UHC) addressed health coverage in middle-income countries and emerging economies. How the debates play out ... »Read more

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equal access
Memisa

Safe delivery in rural DRC: A motorcycle ambulance project

Untill recently, the pregnant women of the Kinzamba healthzone (DR Congo) had to walk or cycle for tens of kilometers to reach a hospital. The dirt roads are in such a bad state that no ... »Read more

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equal access
DWA Cuamm

Training doctors in Africa: "What are Italian students doing down there?"

Since 2005, almost 200 Italian medical students decided to take a step outside of their usual habits and traditional curriculum to go see firsthand a real situation of international ... »Read more

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global health policy
Wemos

The global governance for health arena in 2014

2014 started off as ‘just’ another year for Wemos, MMI and other civil society organizations attempting to get human resources for health into the limelight as an essential part of ... »Read more

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diseases control
MM Switzerland

Innovative approaches in the fight against leprosy

The Novartis Foundation has been active in the fight against leprosy for over 25 years. Building on our extensive experience with field project partners and with input from world class ... »Read more

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equal access
MM Switzerland

Family planning as part of political campaigns

After almost 40 years of silence population control seems to be back in the debate of global development policy. Shaped by population theories of Thomas Robert Malthus in the 19 th ... »Read more

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communities and users
MM Spain

Youth today: DO IT!

“Actua” (“Do it!”) is a joint project of four associations in the Navarra province, Medicus Mundi Navarra, Ilundain Foundation, Escuela de Tiempo Libre Urtxintxa, and IPES Elkartea, who ... »Read more

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financing and resources allocation
Health Poverty Action

Aid in reverse - compensation for health worker migration

Exploring the phenomena whereby rich countries have actively recruited health workers from the Global South, causing a catastrophic shortage of health workers in those countries, Health ... »Read more

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global health policy
Health Poverty Action

The need for reform of illicit drug policy

For health organisations, it might seem obvious that the issue of illicit drugs is a public health issue. However, current policies at the national and international level treat drugs ... »Read more

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communities and users
action medeor

Healthcare for grannies in Uganda

The “Granny Project” has been funded in 2013/14 by action medeor and implemented by PEFO Uganda in Jinja district Uganda, East Africa as a response to challenges faced by older persons ... »Read more

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emergencies
Cordaid

Disaster response: Sendai Framework "shows signs of weakness"

Cordaid news, March 2015. "Local communities, especially in fragile areas will get a central role in disaster risk reduction. Governance and programs will be formulated from their ... »Read more

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child health
MM Switzerland

SRC Concept Nutrition

"Is malnutrition an issue in your project area? The International Cooperation management of SRC has approved a concept document on how we can strengthen nutrition interventions in disaster ... »Read more

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equal access
MM Switzerland

Position Paper on Universal Health Coverage

"With the Millennium Development goals coming to an end by 2015, a debate is going on about what could be a coherent global framework for the upcoming decade. As it stands now, the new ... »Read more

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global health policy
MMI Secretariat

Development of a Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health: Input by the Medicus Mundi International Network

Since early 2014, the Global Health Workforce Alliance (GHWA) has been coordinating a broad-based  public consultation , through the development of 8 thematic papers, to collate evidence ... »Read more

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global health policy
Health Poverty Action

Overcoming the health workforce gap

The chapter of Global Health Watch 4 on the global health workforce crisis tells us that the global deficit of health workers was estimated to be 4.2 million health workers in 2006. Due to ... »Read more

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global health policy
Wemos

Nurses and doctors in a globalized context

"'Hanna Wafula lives in a small village in Zambia. She is 50 years old and lives with her husband and four grandchildren. Three of her six children have died: two when they were very young, and ... »Read more

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global health policy
Cordaid

Aid remains crucial source of finance for development

On Thursday the 20th of November, the Concord Aidwatch 2014 was launched at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris. Concord Aidwatch has ... »Read more

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equal access
CWGH

Civil society organisations in Zimbabwe call for UHC for the post-2015 health goal rather than just "MDG plus"

"While major consultations are underway both at national and international level on what happens following the lapse of the Millennium Development Goals next year, civil society in Zimbabwe has ... »Read more

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communities and users
MM Spain

Mozambique: A luta continua

A documentary about the tortuous path Mozambique is living in the construction of its public health system. By Medicus Mundi Catalunya . It's been more than 30 years since the dream to ... »Read more

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human resources
Africa CHA Platform

Partnering with African Faith-Based Organizations for a Strong Health Workforce

"Faith-based organizations (FBOs) play a key role in providing health care in many parts of the world. According to the World Health Organization (2007), FBOs own and operate an estimated ... »Read more

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global health policy
WHO HSF

Added Therapeutic Value: European citizens should get their money’s worth

Amsterdam, 1 October 2014 / Wemos. "A study in Germany, France and the Netherlands highlights an alarming trend: the majority of medicines granted marketing authorisation has no added ... »Read more

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close-to-client care
Cordaid

Universal Health Coverage in fragile states

"Many of the debates on healthcare for everyone (universal health coverage) address the needs of middle-income countries and emerging economies. How to realize universal health ... »Read more

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communities and users
CWGH

Zimbabwe: CWGH Position Paper on the Budget Allocation for the Health Sector for 2015

"We have shared the position paper with the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Health and the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health. The paper was drafted after collecting community ... »Read more

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financing and resources allocation
Health Poverty Action

Honest Accounts? The real causes of global poverty

Health Poverty Action , July 2014. There is a story that governments of donor countries like to tell about the rich world’s relationship with Africa. It is a story of generosity, charity and ... »Read more

Article
equal access
EPN

Access to medicines - an issue of social justice

"EPN believes access to medicines is a basic human right and every effort should be made to ensure that all actors in the health sector take up the challenge of ensuring that medicines are ... »Read more

Article

Afghan women take control of their own lives

For several years HealthNet has been working in addressing the needs of women and vulnerable people in Afghan communities and provinces. After a 3 year programme, this year we see it ... »Read more

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global health policy
Health Poverty Action

Realising the Right to Health with Disaggregated Data

The health of the most poor and marginalised communities around the world will not be improved without better data collection practices. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which ... »Read more

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child health
EPN

How to address the shortages of children's medicines

A significant proportion of the health care resources at any level is spent on medicines and health supplies. Unfortunately in spite of this, access to medicines remains a global ... »Read more

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