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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​Health is a fundamental human right. 70 years after the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

In the last few years, there has been a rising a number of global and national initiatives, which explicitly incorporate human rights into public health practice. Yet measurement of outcomes has been challenging. In a recently published article, Gruskin et al., together with an expert advisory group composed of representatives from WHO, international organizations, ministries of health, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions and lawyers developed an analytical framework for human rights principles using family planning indicators as an illustrative example. Read more >>

21/12/2017 14:42

​World Malaria Report: Global response to malaria at crossroads

WHO launched its World Malaria Report 2017. In 2016 there were an estimated 5 million more cases than in 2015. The number of deaths caused by malaria did not decrease much from the previous year.  “We are now at a turning point. Without urgent action, we risk going backwards, and missing the global malaria targets for 2020 and beyond.” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO. Read more>>

02/12/2017 15:08

World AIDS Day 2017: My Health, My Right

Every December 1st World AIDS Day is widely commemorated. It has become one of the most recognized international health days, usually celebrated under one global theme that individual countries can choose to interpret the theme in their own way. Read more >>

29/11/2017 18:56

​The persistent gender gap in adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights

The International Day of the Girl Child that is celebrated every October draws attention to the unique challenges that girls face around the world. Some recently released documents highlight some of the risks and challenges that impact on the sexual and reproductive health of girls as they grow up. Read more>>

22/11/2017 15:21

​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


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Network contact

The contact person for the health network is Viviane Hasselmann, Co-Focal Point Global Programme Health.

Post your own news

If you have news, you would like to share on this page, please contact Franz Thiel, Health Shareweb Facilitator.

Health Events Calendar

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:
12/02/2018The State as health duty bearer – challenges and threats. International symposium on health systems
10/04/2018​7th Edition of the Geneva Health Forum, Precision Global Health in the digital age
25/04/2018Clinical Decision Support and Health Information Systems – Potential and Pitfalls of New Technologies
28/06/2018Clinical Research in Resource Limited Settings - Mission Impossible or Role Model for Future Drug Development?
23/07/2018AIDS 2018
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