This is the Health Network Shareweb of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC. Our staff and partners as well as anybody interested in international health issues are welcome to use the SDC Health Shareweb. This shareweb serves as a gateway to the latest SDC Health Policy and Practice, the Swiss contribution to reaching the Sustainable Development Goals related to health, as well as to general information about the work we are doing. Read more
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World Malaria Report: Global response to malaria at crossroads
WHO launched its World Malaria Report 2017.
In 2016 there were an estimated 5 million more cases than in 2015. The number
of deaths caused by malaria did not decrease much from the previous year. “We are now at a turning point. Without
urgent action, we risk going backwards, and missing the global malaria targets
for 2020 and beyond.” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of
WHO. Read more>>
World AIDS Day 2017: My Health, My Right
Every December 1st World AIDS Day is widely commemorated. It has become one of the most recognized international health days, usually celebrated under one global theme that individual countries can choose to interpret the theme in their own way. Read more >>
The persistent gender gap in adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights
The International Day of the Girl Child that is celebrated every October draws attention to the unique challenges that girls face around the world. Some recently released documents highlight some of the risks and challenges that impact on the sexual and reproductive health of girls as they grow up. Read more>>
Together on the road to universal health coverage: A call to action by WHO
Universal Health Coverage (UHC) aims to ensure every person in the world receives the quality services they need without suffering financial hardship. Read more>>
Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health
The long-awaited Report of the Lancet Commission on
Pollution and Health has been published in October revealing pollution's
severe and underreported contribution to the Global Burden of Disease.
In fact, pollution is the largest environmental cause of disease and
death in the world today, responsible for an estimated 9 million
premature deaths. Besides the health burden the Lancet Commission on
pollution and health addresses the full health and economic costs of
air, water, and soil pollution and uncovers the economic costs of
pollution to low-income and middle-income countries particularly. Read more >>
The contact person for the health network is
Viviane Hasselmann, Co-Focal Point Global Programme Health.
If you have news, you would like to share on this page, please contact
Franz Thiel, Health Shareweb Facilitator.