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 >>
World NoTobacco Day
between tobacco and health is pretty clear, but how is tobacco linked to sustainable
development and economic well-being? On this World No Tobacco Day, the answer
will be unveiled. Hence, this year’s campaign by WHO and its partners aims to
demonstrate the threats that the tobacco industry poses to the sustainable
development of all countries. Read more>>
G20 Health Ministers Meeting
It was a
first, 20 health ministers met in Berlin on 19 and 20 May, for the first
meeting of G20 Health Ministers. The meeting focused on global health and was
held under the motto: “Together Today for a Healthy tomorrow – Joint Commitment
for Shaping Global Health”. Read
70th World Health Assembly - 22-31 May 2017
The World Health Organization’s 70th annual World Health Assembly will take place from 22 to 31 May 2017 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. It will be attended by nearly 4000 delegates from WHO’s 194 Member States and partner organizations. The Assembly is WHO’s highest decision-making body, setting out the Organization’s policy and approving its budget. This year’s meeting will be webcast live, including the plenary sessions and the deliberations in Committees A and B. WHO will issue daily press releases, detailing decisions taken at the Assembly. Read more>>
International Nurses Day 2017
Today we celebrate Florence Nightingale birth (the founder of modern nursing), or the International Nurses Day. An occasion to highlight the key role played by nurses and every healthcare worker around the world. This year, the theme of this special day is Nursing: A voice to lead – Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. For this occasion, the International Council of Nurses (ICN) explain us the role of nurses in achieving the sustainable development goals. Read more>>
Impact of health insurance on use of maternal health services
With health insurance on the rise in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), a number of studies have evaluated its impact on the use of general health care services, but there has been limited evidence on the impact of health insurance on use of maternal health services. However, in the context of global maternal and child health priorities, there is a growing need to evaluate whether health insurance has contributed to improved use of maternal health care. Using nationally representative data from the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), a recent study assesses the impact of health insurance on the use of antenatal care and facility-based delivery care in Ghana, Indonesia, and Rwanda – countries that have a high level of health insurance coverage and more mature schemes. All the study countries health insurance schemes primarily focus on the poor and heavily subsidize, or even waive premiums for them. Read more>>
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The contact person for the health network is Viviane Hasselmann, Co-Focal Point Global Programme Health.
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