Sharing knowhow and joining forces towards Health for All

Control of priority diseases

"Communicable diseases - such as acute respiratory infections, diarrhoeal diseases, TB, malaria and AIDS - account for the greatest burden of disease in the poorest countries. As life expectancy increases, there is an epidemiological transition whereby major causes of death shift towards chronic, non-communicable diseases (principally cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, psychiatric illness, and diabetes); this is already impacting in developing countries. Cost-effective, evidence-based interventions to prevent and treat these conditions do exist, but the reality is that many are unable to benefit from them. Reasons include lack of access to medical facilities and services, non patient-friendly care, poor service delivery by inadequately trained health professionals, inability to pay for treatments, and lack of high quality drugs. The focus, therefore, should be on strengthening health systems to ensure universal access to high-quality health services, to provide appropriate training for health care workers - whether in the public or private sector - and adopting preventive strategies that address the attitudes and behaviours of individuals and communities." (Eldis)


Joint healthcare and humanitarian Ebola response in DR Congo

Cordaid, 8 August 2018. One week after the Ebola outbreak in the Equateur Province was declared over, a new outbreak of the deadly virus hit DR Congo. This time it emerged in the country’s ... »Read more | »Show all (5)

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Smack the Mosquito!

What is the most dangerous animal in the world? Is it a lion? Or a snake? No. It is the anopholes mosquito which kills almost one million people every year. Stop Malaria Now ! member medicusmundi ... »Read more

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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 | »Show all (10)

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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 UNAIDS in 2013. It means 90% of people ... »Read more | »Show all (16)

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Medics without Vacation: Our actions

"Our doctors and nursing staff operate and treat patients in African hospitals who otherwise would not have any chance of recovery. Our people teach the African staff new techniques hands ... »Read more | »Show all (3)

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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 she has been working since the start of ... »Read more | »Show all (27)

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Annual Report 2017 of Medicus Mundi Switzerland

The Annual Report 2017 of the Network Medicus Mundi Switzerland is available in German and French .   ... »Read more

MMI Secretariat

Thematic guide: Ebola voices (2014-16)

Could we dream that Ebola is a wakeup call for strengthening of WHO and global health governance - can something useful emerge from tragedy? (Tweet by Ilona Kickbusch, 9 August 2014) ... »Read more | »Show all (7)

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