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 >>
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>>
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.
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The Global Roadmap to 2030
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.
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.
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.