Health Events Calendar

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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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Comprehensive Sexuality Education

28 September 2017 |Bern, Swiss Red Cross, Rainmattstrasse 10

Let’s dig deep into this topic together with Dr Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli (WHO)

MMS Workshop

Sexual and reproductive ill-health is a major contribution to the burden of disease among young people. The right of access to comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) is grounded in fundamental human rights. The objective of CSE is to ensure that young people can build their knowledge, skills, attitudes and values to responsibly enjoy their sexuality – physically and emotionally, individually and in relationships.

For more information visit the event website.

9. World Health Summit 2017

15-17 October 2017 | Berlin, Germany

The World Health Summit is the annual conference of the M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centers, Universities and National Academies. Through the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) for Health, it is organized in collaboration with national academies of science in more than 67 countries. The Summit aims to improve health all over the planet, catalyzing that process through collaboration and open dialogue, and steering tomorrow’s agenda to improve research, education, healthcare, and policy outcomes. 

For more information visit the event website

10th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health (ECTMIH)

16-20 October 2017 | Antwerp, Belgium

ECTMIH brings together scientists and experts from Europe and from all over the world, including many delegates from low and middle income countries. This biennial event is patronised by FESTMIH, the Federation of European Societies of Tropical Medicine and International Health.

In 2017, the Antwerp Institute of Tropical Institute (ITM) and the Belgian Platform for International Health (Be-Cause Health) will join hands with FESTMIH for the festive 10th edition. Building on the successes of previous meetings, it will consolidate ECTMIH's standing as Europe's leading conference and networking event in its field.

For more information visit the event website.

No more business-as-usual

2 November 2017 | Pullman Hotel, Basel, Switzerland

Changing Health Care and Politics to Tackle Non-Communicable Diseases

MMS Symposium

The MMS Symposium will address the challenges of tackling noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) by looking at the determinants of NCDs, the organisation of health care and the role of civil societies. A “business-as-usual” approach won’t suffice. NCDs kill 40 million people each year. NCDs are currently responsible for almost 70% of global deaths.

For more information vist the event website.

Fourth Global Forum on Human Resources for Health

Building the health workforce of the future

13-17 November 2017 | Royal Dublin Society, Dublin, Ireland

The global community is presented with an unprecedented challenge and an opportunity: to avert a potential 18 million health worker shortfall and shape increasing demand for additional health and social workforce jobs. In doing so, we will make progress towards universal health coverage and global health security while also contributing to gains across the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (e.g. quality education, gender equality, reduced inequalities, decent jobs and inclusive economic growth).

For more information visit the event website

Fourth Global Forum on Human Resources for Health

Fourth Global Forum on Human Resources for Health

Fourth Global Forum on Human Resources for Health

Fourth Global Forum on Human Resources for Health

Fourth Global Forum on Human Resources for Health

​7th Edition of the Geneva Health Forum, Precision Global Health in the digital age

10-12 April 2018 | Geneva, Switzerland

New public health challenges and the digital revolution are changing global health practices. In the future, we will need to develop decision-making tools to ensure more efficient and effective healthcare, and to establish a more specific, appropriate and targeted approach through what can be referred to as "Precision Global Health".

The seventh edition of GHF will explore this topic, and in particular by ensuring better knowledge and understanding of tools, changes to practices, and challenges; by presenting current initiatives from the field and future actions, partnerships and frameworks.

For more information visit the event website.

AIDS 2018

23-27 July 2018 | Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The International AIDS Society (IAS) announced that Amsterdam, Netherlands will host the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018). AIDS 2018 is expected to bring together some 18,000 participants from around the world. “The Netherlands is a great example of what happens when a government supports outstanding science and embraces evidence-based HIV programmes in combination with a robust commitment to human rights,” said Chris Beyrer, President of the IAS.

For more information visit the event website.


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)