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)

DWA Cuamm

A new project to tackle diabetes in Ethiopia

DWA CUAMM, December 2018. "On December 3rd, during a special event in Addis Ababa, Doctors with Africa CUAMM and the World Diabetes Foundation (WDF) have launched a new project to tackle diabetes ... »Read more | »Show all (6)

MM Spain

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

Conference Report
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 | »Show all (10)

MM Switzerland

One Health for Humans and Animals - How Do We Get Zoonoses under Control?

Basel, 6-7 December 2018, Swiss TPH Winter Symposium. "More than 60% of human infectious diseases have an animal origin. Join us to explore, learn and share with international zoonoses research ... »Read more | »Show all (18)

DWA Cuamm

Cuamm in Central African Republic

"From July 2018, CUAMM has started to work in Central African Republic, in the Paediatric Complex of Bangui, the only public one in the country. CUAMM’s intervention will be multifaceted: ... »Read more | »Show all (4)


Follow the pill. Fighting HIV and TB in DR Congo

Since 2012 Cordaid has been the principal recipient of the Global Fund for HIV/AIDS in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In close collaboration with the DRC Ministry of Health, Cordaid ... »Read more | »Show all (28)

Emergenza Sorrisi

Annual Report 2017 of Emergenza Sorrisi

The Annual Report 2017 of Emergenza Sorrisi is available in Italian language (PDF file) ... »Read more | »Show all (3)

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