Health – A prerequisite for development

The SDC's engagement in the area of health

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The SDC's engagement in the area of health revolves around three issues: the strengthening of health systems; the fight against communicable and noncommunicable diseases; and the improvement of sexual, reproductive, maternal, neonatal and child health. The SDC is active in low and middle-income countries (in both stable and fragile contexts), as well as in transition countries.

Strengthening health systems

Key constraints related to service delivery, health workforce, health financing, governance and management, availability and quality of infrastructure, equipment, medical products and technologies.

Sexual and reproductive health

Improving the health of mothers, newborns and children, and promoting reproductive and sexual health and rights that includes access to health services for all.

Communicable and noncommunicable diseases

Promoting healthy lifestyles via a community-based approach for noncommunicable diseases; providing financial support for preventive care, treatment and the development of new medicines and diagnostic tools for communicable diseases, such as HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, diarrhea and acute respiratory infections as well as neglected tropical diseases.

Documents

Current projects

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Global RECAP – Promoting healthy diet and physical activity

17.09.2017 - 31.12.2021

Switzerland plays a critical role in moving the agenda for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) at national and international level forward. NCDs constitute a major global health challenges today with critical economic consequences. Unhealthy diet and physical inactivity are the main causes of obesity and NCDs. Switzerland aims at strengthening individual and institutional capacity and enabling environments for legal and regulatory measures to promote healthy diet and physical activity.


Programme Santé Burundi Phase Unique

01.09.2017 - 31.12.2019

Cette phase unique se concentre sur trois thèmes spécifiques (sécurité transfusionnelle, hépatites virales et système de référence) identifiés comme des niches prioritaires par nos partenaires. Ce projet est également une phase de transition entre le Programme Santé Grands Lacs, fini en mars 2017, et le nouveau Programme Santé Burundi 2018-2020. En répondant à des besoins spécifiques, la Suisse assure ainsi sa position dans le secteur de la santé au Burundi durant cette transition.



Contribution to WHO Emergency Response for the Flooding and Mudslide Event in Freetown, Sierra Leone

30.08.2017 - 29.08.2018

On the night of 13 August 2017, the city of Freetown in Sierra Leone and its outskirts experienced torrential rains and landslides. At least 497 people were killed following the collapse of a hillside. 800 people are still missing and 3’000 were displaced. Given the low water quality and poor living conditions of the affected population, there is a serious risk of cholera outbreaks and diseases to spread. With SDC Humanitarian Aid’s (SDC HA) support, WHO will contribute to the detection, prevention and control of disease outbreaks in the aftermath of the mudslides and flooding.




Cameroun: CRf-Accès aux soins et résilience

01.08.2017 - 28.02.2018

Par son appui financier au projet de la Croix-Rouge française, la DDC contribue au renforcement des capacités de résilience des populations affectées par le conflit (hôtes, personnes déplacées internes, réfugiées et retournées) les plus vulnérables socio économiquement tout en garanttissant un accès aux soins de qualité pour les enfants de moins de 5 ans et les femmes enceintes et femmes allaitantes. 


Mercy Corps: Rapid responses to movements of populations through cash based programming

01.08.2017 - 08.06.2018

Eastern DRC has faced a crisis for over twenty years and humanitarian needs remain acute. A combination of persistent armed conflict, forced and prolonged displacements, epidemics poor governance and poor service delivery have fostered high vulnerability within the population. Providing multi-sectoral assistance will helpp address the diversity of needs in communities in crisis, especially those of displaced people. SDC's contribution to Mercy Corps (MC) is specifically earmarked to provide assistance through unconditional, multi-purpose cash transfers. 


ICRC Programme for Humanitarian Impact Investment (PHII) on Physical Rehabilitation

10.07.2017 - 31.12.2022

The ICRC will increase its response to the needs for physical rehabilitation especially in fragile and conflict- affected countries by raising more funds outside the traditional governmental donors of the ICRC. The Programme for Humanitarian Impact Investment (PHII) is a financing mechanism, with the aim to fund the construction and operation of physical rehabilitation centres through the mobilization of the private sector to support humanitarian outcomes. The Programme will develop new measures to improve the efficiency of physical rehabilitation centres providing services, and it will also allow to measure results. Switzerland will participate in the PHII as an Outcome Funder recompensing the ICRC for their services according to measurable results (Payment by Result Agreement, PbR).


Contribution to the Project on Cervical Cancer Prevention in Moldova

01.07.2017 - 30.06.2020

In Moldova, the cervical cancer incidence and mortality of women continues to be high due to very high proportion of late stage diagnoses. An integrated approach to cervical cancer prevention and control combining vaccination and regular cervical screening has the potential to reduce cervical cancer deaths by at least 80%. The project aims at reducing incidence and mortality due to cervical cancer through better access to and use of cost-effective and quality services within organized cervical cancer prevention program.


BACKUP Health Technical support for Global Fund country partners

01.07.2017 - 31.12.2019

Based in Geneva, the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria does not have representations in the countries receiving its grants. To foster effective the implementation of its support, the Global Fund relies on coordination mechanisms that gather the main country-based partners, including people affected by the diseases. SDC co-financing of the BACKUP Health initiative aims at strengthening this multi-stakeholder management of Global Fund grants, reinforce accountability and increase the impact of the Global Fund.


Backstopping Mandate Health Focal Point and Health Network

01.07.2017 - 30.06.2020

The objective of this backstopping mandate is to support SDC’s core competence in health and provide advisory services to SDC’s health focal points, SDC’s Global Programme Health and to the members of SDC’s health network. The backstopping support shall provide on demand services that strengthen SDC’s technical capacity, quality and results in the health sector.

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