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...
WHO - Global tuberculosis report 2016
New data published by the World Health Organization (WHO) in its 2016 Global Tuberculosis (TB) Report show that countries need to move much faster to prevent, detect and treat the disease if they are to meet global targets. Governments have agreed on targets to end the TB epidemic both at the World Health Assembly and at the United Nations General Assembly within the context of the Sustainable Development Goals. They include a 90% reduction in TB deaths and an 80% reduction in TB cases by 2030 compared with 2015. Read more >>
10.10. – World Mental Health Day
The 10th of October marks the World Mental Health Day.
Mental health is an integral part of health and well-being. Mental, neurological, and substance use
disorders are common in all regions of the world, affecting every community and
age group across all income countries. While 14% of the global burden of
disease is attributed to these disorders, most of the people affected - 75% in
many low-income countries - do not have access to the treatment they need. Read more >>
Constituent Meeting of the SWISS NTD GROUP
In Switzerland there is a tight concentration of players from the research-field, the industry, PPPs, PDPs and NGOs alike that focus on Neglected Tropical Diseases. Despite the geographical proximity there is insufficient internal exchange and externally limited synergy in focusing on common issues. For more exchange and synergy, a Swiss NTD group is being established. Its constituting meeting will take place on 12 January 2017. Read more >>
Remerging from the HAP project in Albania
The Health for All Project (HAP) aims to increase the health of the Albanian population, including the most vulnerable, by improving primary care services and health promotion activities. A household survey covering 1'275 households and 5'188 individuals conducted in late 2015 is being finalised. Read more>>
Health Districts Support project in Chad moving forward
The first Steering Committee meeting took place on 19 April 2016 in N’Djamena and offered a great opportunity for developing partnerships. Moreover, the project just signed 42 performance based contracts with health facilities and health administrations. In addition a survey on access and use of maternal and infant health care was finalised to allow for the development of mixed animal and human communication and vaccination campaigns. Read more>>
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