International Health CooperationA strategic field of action for the MMI Network

There is still a lack of platforms in which actors in health cooperation can critically reflect their own practices and approaches, share information and experiences, learn from each other and have an opportunity to further develop their institutional and personal skills and practices. As confirmed in the MMI Network Strategy 2021-25, this continues to be a major focus of our Network’s current activities.

With its track record of promoting knowledge sharing, mutual learning and critical self-reflection among actors in international health cooperation and global health (Kampala Initiative, CSO governance), the Medicus Mundi International Network is is well positioned and dedicated to continue and extend this role in the next years, with a set of ommunities of practice hosted by the Network, convened by Network members ready to take the lead, supported by the secretariat, and open for a broad range of interested institutions and experts/practitioners.


Key references


Upcoming events

3 November 2021: COVID-19 – A Game Changer in International Health Cooperation? MMS Symposium

MM Switzerland | The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the global health landscape. The pandemic is significantly reshaping health systems and policies and the way in…


Milestones

17 June 2021: Health and climate justice – transformative cooperation and healthcare practice

MMI Policy Dialogue The Covid-19 pandemic and climate emergency represent converging  crises and share common drivers. It is imperative that these crises are addressed in a comprehensive manner,…

16 June 2021: Health systems torn between health security and universal access priorities – implications for international cooperation?

MMI Policy Dialogue The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed  weaknesses  in the performance of essential public health  functions and deepened the cracks in primary health care and equitable and…

14 June 2021: Business? As usual? Looking into the political economy of digital health and international cooperation

MMI Policy Dialogue The impact of digital technologies on healthcare and health can be beneficial, if both needs and risks are properly managed and if technologies are fully integrated in strong,…

27 April 2021: Health cooperation in the digital age. Transformative policies – transformative practice

The impact of digital technologies on health care and health can be beneficial, if both needs and risks are properly managed and if technologies are fully…

29 April 2021: Health cooperation in times of the climate emergency. Transformative policies – transformative practice

Climate change is already one of the greatest threats to health across the world, and organizations working in the field of international health cooperation are…

25 February 2021: Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) and commercialisation in healthcare: donors, profit and people

On 25 February 2021, the Kampala Initiative and its task group “Challenge PPPs” and Wemos are pleased to host a webinar to discuss the latest findings on Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) in…

Kampala, 15-16 November 2019. How to advance cooperation and solidarity within and beyond aid (Launch of the “Kampala Initiative”)

For many countries and societies struggling with access to health and health equity, aid is still a challenging reality, and this reality needs to be examined and…

Challenging realities of “aid”

Decolonizing health in Africa Series of webinars co-hosted by the Kampala Initiative Starting in July 2021, a series of webinars co-organized by PHM Uganda and Innovations for Development…

New York, 23 September 2019. UN High-Level Meeting on UHC: MMI input and participation

The theme of the UN HLM was “Universal Health Coverage: Moving Together to Build a Healthier World”. The MMI Network and its working group on Effective Health Cooperation followed the preparatory…

Geneva, 23 May 2019. Boosting community-led responses to reaching the most marginalized communities: from local communities, to primary health care to UHC

Official “non-state actor” side event to the WHA organized by Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+) and Medicus Mundi International, with partners. What role does civil society play in…

Dhaka, 15-19 November 2018. The role of international health cooperation in strengthening or weakening national health policies and systems. MMI workshop at the 4th People’s Health Assembly

The Fourth People’s Health Assembly (PHA4) was hosted by the People's Health Movement (PHM) and Gonoshasthaya Kendra (GK) at the BRAC BDM campus in Savar, Dhaka. The People's Health Assembly As on…

Astana, 25-26 October 2018. Astana Global PHC Conference: Official side event on “International cooperation and strengthening or weakening national health policies and systems”

As part of a broader team led by the Secretariat of the International Health Partnership for UHC 2030 (UHC2030) and also including the UHC2030 Civil Society Engagement Mechanism, the MMI Network…

Geneva, 26 May 2018. #AidToo: Sexual exploitation in international cooperation. Prevent, respond adequately – and most of all: address the root causes

After the scandals of sexual abuse and exploitation by staff of organizations working in humanitarian aid and development cooperation reported and discussed in early 2018, assessments and answers…

Geneva, 11 April 2018. Digital health, eHealth, mHealth: Breakthrough for public health or creating new dependency? A critical look at the current hype. Side event to the Geneva Health Forum 2018

In a satellite session to the Geneva Health Forum 2018 hosted by the Networks Medicus Mundi International and Medicus Mundi Switzerland, we looked behind the rhetoric of the Forum’s theme of…