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
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Africa eradicates wild poliovirus
the Africa Regional Certification Commission certified the WHO African Region
as wild polio-free after four years without a case. With this historic
milestone, five of the six WHO regions – representing over 90% of the world’s
population – are now free of the wild poliovirus, moving the world closer to
achieving global polio eradication.
We have compiled a summary of the main milestones
leading to this major achievement. Read more>>
COVID-19 highlights the need for safe, nutritious and affordable food
PMNCH compendium of COVID-19 related resources on women's, children's and adolescents' health
To stay informed of the latest guidance and resources around COVID-19 and its effects on women, children and adolescent health, PMNCH has developed a compendium of resources that brings together the latest evidence-based information on women, children and adolescent health in the context of COVID-19. This compendium will be developed as a living repository of the most up to-date guidance from WHO and other UN Agencies. Read more>>
COVID-19 vaccines: where do we stand?
race to find a vaccine to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus is on.
In total 148 candidate vaccines are currently being investigated and 17
are in human clinical trials. The vaccine in the most advanced phase is a
vaccine developed by the University of Oxford (Phase 3 clinical
trials). The vaccine is currently being tested in more than 10 000
people from the UK, Brazil and South Africa. If the vaccine is proven to
be both safe and effective, the first doses are expected to be
available in late 2020. Read more>>
Advancing Universal Health Coverage - UHC 2030
In September 2019, at the United Nations
High-Level Meeting (UN HLM) «Universal Health Coverage: Moving Together to
Build a Healthier World», world leaders endorsed the most ambitious and
comprehensive political declaration on health history. In endorsing the
declaration, they recommitted to ensure that, by 2030, everyone in every
country can receive all the quality health services they need without suffering
financial hardship. Read more>>
The contact person for the health network is
Viviane Hasselmann, Co-Focal Point Global Programme Health.
If you have news, you would like to share on this page, please contact
Franz Thiel, Health Shareweb Facilitator.