What we do


E-Discussions are a mutual e-learning exercise between members of the SDC Health Network, who were staff from the Cooperation Offices and the headquarters in Berne as well as invited participants from SDC partners and implementing NGOs. The E-Discussions are facilitated by a group of thematic experts from the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) in Basel and from SDC staffs. They take place exclusively in the Closed User Group (CUG) platform.

Face2Face (F2F)

Face2Face (F2F) meetings are mutual learning processes where participants physically meet for some days and elaborate on different aspects of a global health relevant topic with international experts. This exchange is fed through their own experiences in the South and East and through those of our multi- and bilateral partners – taking into account, where the international and global discussions are leading the health agenda towards the new post 2015 agenda. The objectives of such a meeting are for participants to …
… develop a common understanding of one specific topic;
… discuss their experiences and expectations related to the health network;
… have time to exchange information on health issues within SDC

Annual Development Cooperation Conference

Annual Development Cooperation Conference 2015
Venue: Basel, Switzerland, 21 August 2015

The 2015 Annual Development Cooperation Conference of SDC was dedicated to health. Health is a priority issue for Swiss development cooperation because it contributes substantially to social security, peace and economic stability.  The conference open to the public offered an insight into the work being done by Switzerland, with real-life examples and speakers from a number of countries.

Among the speakers were Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter, Edna Adan Ismail (Edna Adan University Hospital, Somaliland), Professor Hans Rosling (International Health, Karolinska-Institut, Sweden), SDC Director-General Manuel Sager, and many more. Many SDC Projects were presented and discussed, among them Youth Friendly Health Services in Moldova, Health Insurance for the Poor in Tanzania and the private-public partnership Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV).

Find more information, videos and background here.