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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 ...
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 ...
What does it take to eliminate a disease?
Basel, 29 November 2013. The eradication of smallpox in 1980 has proven that although complex and difficult, eliminating a disease is possible. This ...
HIV programming in Church institutions - challenges & responses
Pharmalink is a annual publication of the Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network (EPN). The 2012 edition on HIV programming is now out. The electronic version ...
Integrating antiretroviral treatment into primary health care: Exploring a diagonal approach
Programmes aimed at fighting single diseases have helped many, but they have also weakened public health systems. This does not have to be the case. ...
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 ...
How to Best Apply a Human Rights-based Approach to Sexual and Reproductive Health
Berne, 22 November 2016 / 25 January 2017. "In recent years we have seen a renewed global commitment to a human rights-based approach to development and, ...
Addressing Non-Communicable Diseases by investing in health workers
"With this letter, we also want to highlight the crucial role that health workers have in the prevention and control of NCDs and the need to set ...
Applying Human Rights to Sexual and Reproductive Health - A reality for all?
Bern, 4 May 2016. Sexual and Reproductive Health is a fundamental human right. There is a renewed push for sexual and reproductive health and rights due to ...
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 ...
A critical shift to chronic conditions Learning from the frontliners
Geneva, 18-20 April 2012. "Chronic diseases are of growing importance. While non-communicable diseases currently ...
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 ...
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 ...
No ‘business as usual’ against non-communicable diseases
Basel, 2 November 2017. This year's MMS Symposium will address the challenges of tackling noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) by looking at the determinants ...
Switzerland's commitment: United Against Malaria
Bern, Switzerland, 27 April – 7 May 2011. An exhibition of the Swiss Malaria Group. "Malaria casts a shadow over the daily life of two billion people ...
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 ...
Another year of smiles
In 2011 Smile Train Italia and its volunteers involved in humanitarian projects have succeeded in giving back a new smile to more than 1,650 children ...
ARV combination suspension for paediatric HIV/AIDS patients
Do not be scared if the following report smells “science”. The project we present is an excellent example of how a clinical problem typical for ...
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 ...
Noncommunicable Diseases - joint statement by MMI and PHM at World Health Assembly
Thank you, Chair, for the opportunity to address the Assembly on behalf of Medicus Mundi International and the People's Health Movement. The NCDs (= ...
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 ...
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 ...
"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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
The Future of the Swiss Engagement against Malaria
Basel, 22 April 2015. Malaria remains an important public health challenge and a main cause of morbidity and mortality in many countries. Therefore it is ...