MMI Network News, Reports and Resources

Another year of smiles

In 2011 Smile Train Italia and its volunteers involved in humanitarian projects have succeeded in giving back a new smile to more than 1,650…

Mapping pharmaceutical human resources in church health services

Medicines are essential tools for the treatment, prophylaxis or diagnosis in medicine. To handle medicines adequately pharmaceutical professionals…

The difficult relationship between faith-based health care organisations and the public sector in sub-Saharan Africa

"We dedicate this work to the late Professor Dr. Harry Van Balen, former Head of the Public Health Department of the Institute of Tropical Medicine…

40 Years Dedicated to International Health Care Cooperation

The thick black book with all its information, testimonies and photographic documentation about 40 years of activity of Medicus Mundi Italy is now…

Do not resolve the Swiss health personal crisis at the expense of the poorest

Basel, 16 January 2012. Together with a broad coalition the Network Medicus Mundi Switzerland launched today a manifesto that addresses the worldwide…

NGO Code of Conduct for Health Systems Strengthening

Basel, 21 December 2010. Today, the Medicus Mundi International Network signed on to the NGO Code of Conduct for Health Systems Strengthening. The…

WHO reform: members only (?)

The WHO reform process that started at the WHO Executive Board meeting in January 2011 and was discussed during the 64th World Health Assembly is…

Health Workers count. Call for urgent action for more health workers, better supported

20 July 2011. Over 250 organisations including the Medicus Mundi International Network and some of its members have come together to call for urgent…

Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network: 30 years of strengthening pharmaceutical services

In 1981 the World Council of Churches started, within its Christian Medical Commission, a programme to address pharmaceutical issues in Church…

Inclusive primary health care in Guatemala

A story from Guatemala, told by Medicus Mundi Navarra, a member of the Federation Medicus Mundi Spain (FAMME). The story is told twice: how it could…

Time to untie the knots – The WHO reform and the need for democratizing global health

"As representatives of organisations working on campaigns for health and social justice, of academia, governments and multilateral institutions, we…

A stronger voice of civil society at the World Health Assembly?

Many civil society organizations interested in “making WHO work better” (title of a Global Health Watch discussion paper, 2006, available as PDF)…

In memoriam Piet Sleijffers

Only recently we were informed that the ex-secretary of Medicus Mundi International Piet Sleijffers passed away last year. Piet Sleijffers…

Quest for quality. Interventions to Improve Human Resources for Health among Faith-Based Organisations

Quest for Quality: The report. In order to deal more effectively with the current HRH crisis, Cordaid and its partners realised that it is critical…

“We will make the MMI Network a real community of change for strengthening health systems”

The MMI Network Strategy 2011-2015 is a general framework which explains how our Network shall pursue its vision and carry out its operational…

MMI: Our tune varied along those 40 years…

In the epoque of community development, decolonisation and selfdetermination, all sectors of development, health care included, made a move from…

In memoriam Harrie Van Balen. MMI book of condolences

Berlin, Mai 2009 The Medicus Mundi International Network mourns the death of its former President Professor Harrie Van Balen (*16.8.1930…

Survey on the results of MMI’s involvement in catholic Bishops conferences

A long history is linking the Medicus Mundi International Network (MMI) with private not-for-profit (PNFP) and mainly faith-based health…

Looking back to MMI history and philosophy

In the year 2000, at the occasion of the 75 year jubilee of our Dutch Branch MEMISA, we realised that the German Medical Mission Institute in…

MMI in 2007: A Year of Transition

The year 2007 can, for several reasons, be considered as a year of transition in the 45 years of history of the Medicus Mundi International Network:…

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