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...
Call for ProjectsWith support from SDC, ESTHER Switzerland has launched the first call for projects. You can find all relevant information here: www.esther-switzerland.ch/grantsESTHER Switzerland is a network of institutions that engages Swiss hospitals and other institutions in effective and sustainable North-South partnerships. ESTHER partnerships strengthen the capacity of the health workforce and institutions to provide quality health services for people in low and middle-income countries, with a focus on universal health care coverage and strengthening health services. ESTHER Switzerland promotes institutional health partnerships through knowledge generation, sharing best practice, collaboration, and advocacy. Please share the information widely! The deadline for submission is 18 September, 2016.ESTHER stands for « Ensemble pour une Solidarité Thérapeutique Hospitalière En Réseau »
Global Nutrition Report 2016
The latest edition of the Global Nutrition Report is released. The Global Nutrition Report acts as a report card on the world's nutrition—globally, regionally, and country by country—and on efforts to improve it. It assesses progress in meeting Global Nutrition Targets established by the World Health Assembly. The World Health Organization is a Global Nutrition Report Partner.
Full report and summary available on:
International community aims to rid the world of AIDS by 2030
By 2030 HIV/AIDS should no longer be a threat to public health. This is the message of the Swiss delegation to the 2016 High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS, which takes place on 8-10 June at the UN headquarters in New York. It thereby supports the adopted political declaration on HIV/AIDS, which requires measures against the epidemic to be intensified in the coming five years. The negotiations for the High-Level Meeting were led by Switzerland and Zambia, a country especially hard hit by HIV/AIDS, on behalf of the president of the UN General Assembly.
More info: https://www.news.admin.ch/message/index.html?lang=en&msg-id=62087
Global Fund Board Meeting
The 35th Global Fund Board meeting took place in Abidjan.
The Board approved the Global Fund Strategy 2017-2022, with a goal to "Invest in ending the epidemics", and at the level of the strategic objective, one new on "Building resilient and sustainable systems for health" and another on "Promoting & protecting human rights and gender equality" (with a renewed focus on women and girls).
The Allocation Methodology 2017-2019 was much debated. The changes approved will ensure that more resources go to high diseases burden and low income countries.
In addition, three new or updated policies on "Eligibility", "Sustainability, Transition and Co-Financing" as well as "Challenging Operating Environment" have been approved.
Following some recent audit reports, the need for strengthened risk management has been clearly expressed by Board Members.
More info: http://www.aidspan.org/gfo_article/main-decisions-made-board-meeting-9
We would like to draw your
attention to our event at the Geneva Health Forum on the topic of obstetric
Federal Café :
"Fighting obstetric fistula in Mali using a multi-dimensional approach, a
project by IAMANEH Switzerland"
Thursday, 21 April 2016,
15h30, Session C10
We would be happy to see