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 >>
"Take a minute, change a life”
As human beings and community
members, it is our duty to look out for our neighbors, family members,
classmates who may be in distress and struggling; and encourage them to tell
how they feel. Support is the heart of this year’s theme of the World Suicide
Prevention Day (which is today): Take a minute, change a life. Read more>>
High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development and Health
The High Level Political Forum on sustainable development with its 2017's theme: "Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world" will resume shortly in New York. SDG 1, 2, 3, 5, 9 and 14 were under review this year. It's time to have a look at what were the progresses made with regards to Goal 3: "Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages". Read more>>
Toward Access 2030: a better access to medicines for all!
With its new WHO Medicines and Health
Products Programme Strategic Framework 2016-2030: “Towards Access 2030”, WHO
sees “a world where every child, man and woman has access to the quality essential
medicines, vaccines and other health products they need to lead a healthy and
productive life”. Read more>>
Health at the G20‘s Table
After the G20 Health Minister Conference in May
in Berlin, the G20 came with two paragraphs on the topic in their final “G20
Leaders’ Declaration: shaping an interconnected world”. The two subjects
addressed were health crises and health systems strengthening for the one and
antimicrobial resistance (AMR) for the second. Read more>>
World NoTobacco Day
between tobacco and health is pretty clear, but how is tobacco linked to sustainable
development and economic well-being? On this World No Tobacco Day, the answer
will be unveiled. Hence, this year’s campaign by WHO and its partners aims to
demonstrate the threats that the tobacco industry poses to the sustainable
development of all countries. Read more>>
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The contact person for the health network is Viviane Hasselmann, Co-Focal Point Global Programme Health.
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