Welcome to the Shareweb of the SDC Health Network

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 >>

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​Together on the road to universal health coverage: A call to action by WHO

Universal Health Coverage (UHC) aims to ensure every person in the world receives the quality services they need without suffering financial hardship. Read more>>

15/11/2017 14:45

Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health

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.


06/11/2017 09:24

The Global Roadmap to 2030

The Global Roadmap to 2030 provides a concrete path towards a world in which cholera is no longer a threat to public health. It calls upon development partners to support countries to reduce cholera deaths by 90 percent by 2030. It is based on three strategic axes:

  • Axis 1: Early detection and quick response to contain outbreaks at an early stage
  • Axis 2: A multisectoral approach to prevent cholera in hotspots in endemic countries
  • Axis 3: An effective mechanism of coordination for technical support, resource mobilization and partnership at the local and global levels

03/11/2017 14:37

 Why investing in food security when we work in the health sector?

The good news on this World food day (celebrated yesterday) is that hunger is decreasing worldwide. The bad news is that malnutrition is increasing. Nutrition is an important component of our health and wellbeing. The theme of this year FAO campaign is on food security and migration, but nutrition is also so important for our health and to be able to achieve our full potential.

There is evidence that nutrition during the first 1000 days after conception is essential for the early development in life, but also for lifelong health. Improving pregnant women's and mothers' access to prenatal and maternal health care has a major positive impact on the nutritious status of women and their child.

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17/10/2017 08:15

​The path to longer and healthier lives for all Africans by 2030: the Lancet Commission on the future of health in sub-Saharan Africa

Many sub-Saharan countries face a double burden of persistent infectious diseases, malnutrition, and child and maternal mortality, as well as emerging challenges from an increasing prevalence of chronic and non-communicable diseases, mental health disorders, injuries, and health problems related to climate change and environmental degradation. Although there has been some progress, life expectancy and many population health indicators remain behind most low-income and middle-income countries in other parts of the world.


11/10/2017 18:19

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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.

Visit our Health Events Calendar to find more details about upcoming workshops, conferences or meetings.

If you would like to share an events in the calender, please contact Martina Staenke.

Next upcoming events:
20/11/2017International cooperation: women’s capacity for action in BeninNew
22/11/2017Swiss Public Health Conference 2017 New
30/11/2017Implementation Research in Switzerland: The Way Forward for a Better International Health Cooperation
07/12/2017Helminth Infection - from Transmission to ControlNew
14/12/2017Brown Bag Lunch with Richard Fuller, President, Pure Earth & Member of the Lancet Commission on Pollution and HealthNew
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