Welcome to the Shareweb of the SDC Health Network

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...

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Systematic review of performance-based financing for improving HIV and AIDS service delivery

As funds to address HIV and AIDS are under pressure, innovative ways are needed to make services more effective and efficient. A systematic review has recently been published on whether providing incentives for the health system such as performance-based financing (PBF) may support countries to achieve more with available resource. Read more>>

24/03/2017 15:00

​Partnerships model for mental healthcare in low-resource settings

Tackling the growing burden of mental health poses great challenges in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) were often specialist professions are weak and need to be strengthened. Health partnerships are often cited as the way forward. Such peer-to-peer collaborations can build the capacity and expertise of the health workforce within a particular institution and can also broaden into more integrated support for health systems, such as national and institutional health strategies, standards and protocols. A 2017 commentary by Acharya et al shares a model developed in Nepal. Read more>>

20/02/2017 15:20

Implications of rising diabetes worldwide

The rise in the prevalence of type 2 diabetes (T2D) presents a major global clinical and public health challenge. Of particular concern is the potential of this trend to widen existing health inequalities. Inequity is at the heart of the diabetes problem, since 75% of cases occur in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs)  and the impact of diabetes on LMICs is expected to be particularly severe in the future as the disease is chronic, expensive to treat, and tends to affect people at an age when they are economically active. This short editorial article, which can be accessed online broadly discusses the problem of T2D worldwide and the current approaches to tackling the problem. Read more>>

13/02/2017 14:18

In remembrance of Hans Rosling

Hans Rosling, Professor in International Health at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute has died last Tuesday. Rosling was an outstanding person in public health due to his humor and his talent to make statics understandable and interpretable.  We could witness his great skills as an “edutainer” at SDC’s Annual Conference on Health in August 2015 where Rosling provided a keynote lecture. Read more>>

10/02/2017 08:44

Supporting SDG implementation through health promotion

Thirty years on from the adoption of the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion, the Ninth Global Conference on Health Promotion held in Shanghai, 21 -24 November 2016 produced the “Shanghai Declaration on promoting health in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. This commits to prioritising health promotion in the development and implementation of the SDGs at the national, global and local levels. Read more>>

26/01/2017 10:33

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