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.


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Milestones

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”

Kampala Initiative webinars Thursday, 25 February 2021, 15.00-16.30 EAT Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) and commercialisation in healthcare: donors, profit and people On 25…

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…

Geneva, 27 May 2017. Health Cooperation beyond aid

International health cooperation in today’s world calls for a major renewal. We need less of the classical Official Development Aid (ODA) approach, and more of modern, second-generation, cooperation…

Berlin, 29 September 2016. Health cooperation beyond aid. MMI Network meeting

The 2016 meeting of the Medicus Mundi International Network took place in Berlin, following an invitation by our German Network member action medeor and linked with a VENRO conference on global…

Geneva, 28 May 2016. Promoting access to health in fragile contexts: What role for international cooperation?

The Network Medicus Mundi Switzerland in cooperation with the Swiss Red Cross (a member of MMS) and Cordaid organized a public side event to the General Assembly of the Medicus Mundi International…