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Dar Naïm's community health insurance scheme
"Dar-Naïm’s community health insurance scheme (Mutuelle Communautaire de Dar-Naïm or MCSDN) was founded in January 2003 and focused on one of the poorest ...
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 ...
Emergenza Sorrisi: Missions
The section "missioni" (in Italian only) of the website of this MMI Network member  provides an overview of upcoming and past surgical missions of ...
EPN members
"EPN counts 92 Anglophone and Francophone members (and still growing!) from over 30 countries, who are categorized as full members or associate members. ...
Universal Health Coverage Day, 12 December 2014
MMI wake-up messages on UHC Day (via Twitter): Which text belongs to which picture? Health for All does not come easy. Coverage AND ...
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 ...
World Health Report 2008 calls for return to primary health care approach
14 October 2008 | WHO | "There are striking inequities within and between countries in health outcomes, in access to care, and in what people have to pay ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 — ...
The MMI Network joins UHC2030
Basel/Geneva, 28 November 2017. "The UHC2030 narrative around strengthening people-centred health systems and promoting universal access to essential ...
Health Povery Action: On the Ground
"Health Poverty Action works in partnership with poor and marginalised communities across Africa, Asia and Latin America to support them in their ...
Mothers and children first
Padova, 5 November 2016. "We are all invited to renew our commitment to answer Pope Francis’s call – made during his special audience on May 7, 2016 – ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Ebola: A game change in global health
Geneva, 21 January 2016. "Crisis often allows change. Do we have indications of a change in global health in the aftermath of Ebola? What proposals ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Public interventions targeting the poor
Targeted interventions are a key strategy in the toolbox of governments. Their design, implementation and assessment set several challenges. The authors ...
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 ...
Cordaid and Performance Based Financing
In 2001, Cordaid was one of the first organizations worldwide to introduce the Result Based Financing (RBF) approach to health care in sub-Saharan Africa. ...
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 ...
When Beneficiaries Become Agents
"This issue paper presents some of the experiences of the Swiss Red Cross in supporting community-based health care (CBHC) systems in line with the ...