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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Upcoming events

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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…

Cape Town, 3 October 2014. An ideal match! Successfully connecting NGO practice and Health Systems Research

The MMI Network participated in the Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Cape Town, South Africa, from 30 September to 3 October 2014, with a session on "An ideal match! Successfully…

Cape Town, July 2012. In the public interest? The role of NGOs in national health systems and global health policy. Workshop at the People’s Health Assembly

A group of NGOs and international NGO networks contributed to the People’s Health Assembly with a critical reflection on the role and the future of private not for…