How can we help you?

In the overall thematic fields of work defined by our Network strategy, or by matching a member’s specific demand and the capacities and core competence of the secretariat, we MMI Network provide our members with a set of specific contributions and services.

As expressed by our Network policy, enhancing communication and cooperation among Network members and providing a platform for the development of joint activities is one of the Network core services to supports its members’ efforts to achieve the shared vision of Health for All. Over the last years, MMI has restructured its thematic work by reducing the number of “own” working group and engaging in civil society coalitions beyond our Network, represented by the Secretariat and/or Network members.

MMI Network members are invited to join one of the current working groups inside the Network:

Network members and other civil socety partners are also invited to engage in the civil society working groups and coalitions in which the Network is strongly involved:

…and we hope to be soon able to report the launch of the “Kampala Initiative” in the follow-up of a civil society workshop in Kampala on “How to advance cooperation and solidarity within and beyond aid” organized by MMI as part of a broader team of civil society organizations.

MMI is an non-state actor in official relations with the World Health Organization and therefore invited to attend the WHO governing body meetings (World Health Assembly, Executive Board, Regional Committee Meetings). The Annual MMI Assembly also takes place in Geneva in the week of the World Health Assembly.

Over the last years, MMI has organized, together with Network members and partners, a series of well-attended side events to the World Health Assembly, as “official WHA side events” inside the Palais des Nations, or as informal side events to our own Annual Assembly.

  • See an overview of past Network events including WHA side events here.
  • Network members will be updated by the Secretariat about plans for upcoming side events and invited to join the team.
  • Network members are welcome to propose a topic and take the lead in organizing a WHA side event

Medicus Mundi International is a non-state actor in official relations with the World Health Organization and therefore invited to attend the WHO governing body meetings (World Health Assembly, Executive Board, Regional Committee Meetings) and thematic conferences organized by WHO and to provide input to particular WHO consultations.

Having UN ECOSOC status, Medicus Mundi International is also allowed to register delegates to attend technical meetings of various UN institutions taking place in Geneva and New York.

  • Network members will be updated by the Secretariat about upcoming WHO meetings and current thematic consultations
  • Netork members are welcome to join the MMI delegations in WHO and UN meetings
  • Network members are welcome to express their interest in representing the Network in thematic consultations of the WHO. Formal MMI positions on particular topics need to be approved by the Board.
  • And let us/others know what is going on!

Besides our core activities, the MMI Network provides a set of particular services to its members:

  • The “MMI-cooperate” mailing list is intended to facilitate horizontal communication among the members. All MMI Network members are invited to use “mmi-cooperate” to inform their colleagues about current activities and events, to enquire about opportunities for collaboration, to share key publications and resources, or to launch a conversation on a particular technical or political topic.
  • We provide scouting and consultancy on funding opportunities, mainly through the “Monitor on Funding Opportunities“, a newsletter on open grants and tenders, sent quarterly to all MMI Network members.
  • We support the set-up of consortia for joint projects funded by public and private institutions.
  • We provide support for convening small and large-scale events at your place, in Geneva or elsewhere.
  • …and more