Health Events Calendar

​Are you looking for a health event on an international, global level?

The Health Events Calender (HEC) lists events related to international health cooperation and global health relevant for SDC and Switzerland. Your proposals and comments are welcome!

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20 November 2017 | 18.15–20.00  | Casino de Montbenon (main auditorium), Lausanne

We are pleased to invite you to the upcoming Democracy Without Borders public event, organised by the SDC, which will take place on 20 November from 6.15pm - 8pm at the Casino de Montbenon (main auditorium) in Lausanne. Round table: From Switzerland to Benin: women’s capacity for action. “Don't liberate us, we'll take care of it!” Reality, fiction or paradox?

For more information visit the event website

​Swiss Public Health Conference 2017

22. - 23. November 2017 | Congress Center, Basel

Personalisierte Gesundheit aus Public-Health-Perspektive

Niemals zuvor standen uns umfassendere Daten und Quellen zur Verfügung. Dadurch ergeben sich ganz neue Möglichkeiten für die Gesundheitswissenschaften. Die Auswertung von genetischen und biochemischen Daten sowie Informationen zu Aktivität und Lebensstil erlauben es, Diagnostik, Therapie und Prävention für Subgruppen von Personen noch zielgerichteter zu entwickeln, um personalisierte Vorsorge und Behandlungen anzubieten. (...) Inwiefern sind personalisierte Medizin und Public Health miteinander vereinbar und welche neuen Möglichkeiten ergeben sich für die öffentliche Gesundheit und die Prävention?

For more information visit the event website.

Implementation Research in Switzerland: The Way Forward for a Better International Health Cooperation

30 November 2017 / Bern, Atelier Bollwerkstatt

MMS Workshop

To create a better common understanding on the issue and to assess the related skills and capacities, Medicus Mundi Switzerland initiated a qualitative study on the existing practices and capacities regarding implementation research by Swiss NGOs working in international health cooperation. The study has identified challenges, bottlenecks and possible solutions on how to overcome them. At the MMS Workshop the implementation research concept will be reflected upon and the results of the study will be discussed.

Fees and registration: For employees of MMS member organisation the participation is free of charge (incl. lunch) For others MMS charges CHF 50.-.

Please register:

For more information visit the event website.

Helminth Infection - from Transmission to Control

7 December 2017 | Parterre Rialto, Basel, Switzerland
Swiss TPH Winter Symposium

The Swiss TPH Winter Symposium 2017 invites medical parisitologists, infection biologists, epidemiologists and global health specialists and students to review and discuss progress in research, control, elimination and eradication of helminth infections. - Health impact versus health benefits of helminth infections; - Towards better treatment options for helminth infections; - Latest diagnostic developments; - From morbitity control to elimination and eradication.

For more information visit the event website.

Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health

Brown Bag Lunch with Richard Fuller, President, Pure Earth & Member of the Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health

14 December 2017, 12:30 | SDC Office, Europaplatz, Berne

The long-awaited Report of the Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health has been published in October revealing pollution’s severe and underreported contribution to the Global Burden of Disease. In fact, pollution is the largest environmental cause of disease and death in the world today, responsible for an estimated 9 million premature deaths. Besides the health burden the Lancet Commission on pollution and health addresses the full health and economic costs of air, water, and soil pollution and uncovers the economic costs of pollution to low-income and middle-income countries particularly.

The SDC Global Programmes Health, Water, Climate Change & Environment is happy to invite you to a Brown Bag Lunch with Richard Fuller, President of Pure Earth and Member of the Lancet Commisson.

Please register until the 10th of December by writing an email to

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Impressum: The Health Events Calender (HEC) is edited for the SDC Health Network by Medicus Mundi Switzerland.

Contacts: Viviane Hasselmann (Co-Focal Point Global Programme Health) or Martina Staenke (HEC editor, Medicus Mundi Switzerland)