A strategic field of action for the 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 agreed in the MMI Network Strategy 2016-20, this is a major focus of our Network’s current activities.

The MMI working group on Effective Health Cooperation (MMI EHC) was only formally launched in 2016, but builds on a long history of the Network’s engagement in the field of health systems strengthening, Primary Health Care, universal access to health – and the related roles and responsibilities of the private not-for-profit sector and international actors and policies.

MMI EHC provides spaces and instruments for an in-depth reflection and dialogue among actors in international health cooperation on how to achieve solidarity within and beyond aid. A particular challenge is to break down the political questions to the institutional level of the Network members in order to engage them further in the dialogue.

MMI EHC also continues to follow closely the political processes and positions related to Primary Health Care, Universal Health Coverage and strengthening of people centred national health policies and systems.

All MMI Network members as well as external partners are invited and will be systematically called to engage in the working grouup an in the Network’s activities in the field of Effective Health Cooperation.


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Milestones

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…

Geneva, 21 April 2016. International health cooperation and Health Systems Strengthening. “Federal Café” debate at the Geneva Health Forum 2016

The “Federal Café” debate at the Geneva Health Forum 2016 hosted by MMI and Medicus Mundi Switzerland  provided an open space for an initial debate about the demand and options for setting up…

Basel, September 6-10, 2015. How to bridge between health systems researchers and practitioners in the field of international health cooperation

The 9th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and international Health (ECMTIH) was organized by the Swiss TPH, a member of Medicus Mundi Switzerland, on behalf of the Federation of European…

Geneva, 23 May 2015. A luta continua! Strengthening or weakening health systems? Workshop at the Annual Assembly of MMI

"A luta continua" ("the struggle continues") was the rallying cry of the FRELIMO movement during Mozambique’s war for independence. The phrase is Portuguese but was used by FRELIMO leader Samora…