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 about us >>
Why investing in food security when we work in the health sector?
The good news on this World food day (celebrated yesterday) is that hunger is decreasing worldwide. The bad news is that malnutrition is increasing. Nutrition is an important component of our health and wellbeing. The theme of this year FAO campaign is on food security and migration, but nutrition is also so important for our health and to be able to achieve our full potential.
There is evidence that nutrition during the first 1000 days after conception is essential for the early development in life, but also for lifelong health. Improving pregnant women's and mothers' access to prenatal and maternal health care has a major positive impact on the nutritious status of women and their child.
path to longer and healthier lives for all Africans by 2030: the Lancet
Commission on the future of health in sub-Saharan Africa
Many sub-Saharan countries face a double burden of persistent infectious diseases, malnutrition, and child and maternal mortality, as well as emerging challenges from an increasing prevalence of chronic and non-communicable diseases, mental health disorders, injuries, and health problems related to climate change and environmental degradation. Although there has been some progress, life expectancy and many population health indicators remain behind most low-income and middle-income countries in other parts of the world.
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Are you feeling well at work? World Mental Health Day 2017
Mental Health day is observed on the 10th of October! This year
campaign focuses on mental health in the workplace. We spend a great amount of
our day at work, which makes our experience in the workplace as one of the
determining factors of our overall wellbeing.
Start of the course "Health Care and Management: From Research to Implementation”
Swiss TPH, a world-leading institution in health research, training and
services, would like to announce the 25th “Health Care and
Management: From Research to Implementation” course starting in March 2018.
Since 1994, almost 600 course participants from 70 countries have successfully
completed this course and made an important step forward in their career.
"Take a minute, change a life”
As human beings and community
members, it is our duty to look out for our neighbors, family members,
classmates who may be in distress and struggling; and encourage them to tell
how they feel. Support is the heart of this year’s theme of the World Suicide
Prevention Day (which is today): Take a minute, change a life. Read more>>
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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.