La salud: un derecho humano y una condición para el desarrollo

La salud es un derecho humano fuera del alcance para más de mil millones de personas. Las desigualdades existentes actualmente en el sector de la salud obstaculizan el desarrollo social, económico y sostenible. Por ello, la COSUDE se esfuerza por mejorar la situación sanitaria de las poblaciones en los países de ingresos medios y bajos. A tal efecto, en la medida de lo posible, se sirve de los conocimientos especializados de Suiza para establecer y desarrollar unos servicios sanitarios de buena calidad y que funcionen de manera eficaz.

En el punto de mira de la COSUDE

Suiza considera que la prestación de servicios básicos de salud constituye una condición esencial para el desarrollo social y económico. Asimismo, estima que las desigualdades que existen en materia de salud constituyen violaciones inaceptables de los derechos humanos fundamentales. Por ello, la acción de la COSUDE para mejorar la salud se concentra en las necesidades de las poblaciones más pobres.

Mejorar la salud de los más pobres está en relación directa con la Agenda 2030 para el Desarrollo Sostenible, en vigor en todo el mundo. Mediante el objetivo 3 de esta Agenda, la comunidad internacional, incluida Suiza, se comprometió a garantizar una vida saludable y promover el bienestar universal. En este sentido, la salud desempeña un papel esencial. Para reducir las desigualdades sociales y promover un desarrollo sostenible, el acceso a un sistema sanitario integral y funcional es imprescindible. Por este motivo, en su enfoque del tema de la salud, la COSUDE hace hincapié en la buena gobernanza, el fortalecimiento del papel y la responsabilización de las comunidades y los usuarios de los servicios sanitarios, y el desarrollo de estructuras eficaces, centrándose en:

  • Reforzar los sistemas de salud para que todas las personas tengan acceso a los servicios sanitarios.
  • Controlar las enfermedades transmisibles y no transmisibles.
  • Mejorar la salud sexual y reproductiva, así como la salud materno-infantil.
  • Incluir la lucha contra el VIH y el sida en la cooperación internacional, en ámbitos distintos a la salud.

Contexto

La salud y los servicios de salud son tanto un asunto de los gobiernos como de las comunidades. El fortalecimiento de la buena gobernanza contribuye de manera significativa a gestionar los recursos existentes de manera eficaz y de conformidad con las necesidades sanitarias de la población.

Suiza dispone de muchos conocimientos especializados en el ámbito de la salud que ya hoy son relevantes para los países contrapartes a la hora de desarrollar y ampliar su asistencia sanitaria. Sobre esta base, la COSUDE, a través de sus alianzas estratégicas con ONG suizas, instituciones de investigación y el sector privado, facilita conocimientos, productos y servicios específicamente adecuados para sus países contrapartes. Asimismo, promueve soluciones innovadoras adaptadas a las condiciones locales y comportamientos sostenibles que conduzcan a mejoras sanitarias en dichos países.

Sin embargo, los grandes avances en ese ámbito no deben hacernos ignorar los desafíos pendientes. La pobreza absoluta está disminuyendo, pero la disparidad entre la salud de los ricos y de los pobres va en aumento. Para casi mil millones de personas, los más pobres entre los pobres, el acceso al agua potable y el saneamiento, a una alimentación sana y suficiente y a la asistencia sanitaria todavía no es una realidad.

Documentos

Proyectos actuales

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Improving Access to Essential Medicines and Basic Technologies for Non-communicable Diseases

01.11.2019 - 31.12.2031

Access to medicines and technologies for non-communicable diseases is poor in low and middle-income countries. Building on the Swiss comparative advantage (broader access engagement as a country with a big pharma sector), the program addresses all components of the comprehensive framework for access to drugs, ranging from research and innovation to dispensing and use. It will also set up a dedicated global collaborative network for advocacy, information and innovation.


Health Promotion and System Strengthening

01.11.2019 - 31.10.2023

The Health Promotion and System Strengthening Project is a SDC flagship project in Tanzania. In this third and exit phase, the project will strengthen the efficiency of national institutions to scale up policy reform processes that have been introduced based on the successful health innovations financed by SDC. The institutional capacity of 187 district councils will be enhanced to improve access to social protection, medicines supply, medical equipment maintenance and health promotion through technical assistance, digitalized solutions and researches for policy dialogue.


WHO’s Expanded Special Project for Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (ESPEN)

01.08.2019 - 31.07.2025

The Expanded Special Project for Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases strives to eliminate the five most prevalent neglected tropical diseases in Africa, by providing preventive treatment against e.g. river blindness for free to 600 million people. This continental initiative is carried out by a public-private partnership including pharmaceutical companies. The Swiss contribution makes it possible to accelerate the elimination of the diseases by expanding to more countries and people.


Budget Support to the health SWAp in the Kyrgyz Republic

01.05.2019 - 30.06.2026

Health sector reform is a priority of the Kyrgyz Government. Considerable improvements of the health status of the population were achieved in the last years. Yet, additional efforts have to be done to improve cost-effectiveness of the health system. The Kyrgyz Government approved its Health Strategy 2030, in view to strengthen primary health care, improve the quality of services and promote public health. The project will support the implementation of the Health Strategy by providing funding and technical assistance to the Government. 


Health for All Programme (HAP)

01.04.2019 - 31.03.2023

The Government of Albania is undertaking a reform to increase the quality and efficiency of public health services to respond to the increasing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The project will support the elaboration of a primary health care strategy, health workforce management and quality improvement measures of service delivery for a better management of NCDs at primary health care. The aim is a higher satisfaction of users and a better health status of people covered.


One Health Units for Humans, Environment, Animals and Livelihoods (HEAL)

01.03.2019 - 31.10.2024

Transmission of diseases between humans and animals are frequent in pastoralist societies of

Somalia, Ethiopia and Northern Kenya and related to environmental conditions. The HEAL project

promotes sustainable rangeland management and access to integrated human/livestock health

services. Thereby, it contributes to improved health, to reduced vulnerability among pastoralist

communities and to prevention of their displacement/migration, which is in the interest of Switzerland.


OVCI - Improving nutritional condition of most vulnerable groups in Juba

01.03.2019 - 30.04.2021

Malnutrition among children and other vulnerable groups remains worse as a result of the prevailing food insecurity situation in South Sudan. According to the 2019 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for South Sudan, some 1.8 million people – the majority of which are children under five years - face malnutrition. Through this project, Volunteers Organization for International Co-operation (OVCI) intends to address malnutrition of vulnerable children, pregnant and lactating mothers and other destitute persons in Juba County by improving their dietary intake.


Access to Health Fund (ACCESS)

01.01.2019 - 31.12.2023

The Access to Health Fund (previously 3MDG), is strongly committed to deliver health services in conflict-affected areas to populations beyond the reach of government. By supporting State and Ethnic Health Organizations, the fund contributes to trust, fosters coordination, and mitigates causes of conflict. The Swiss contribution represents a continuation of support to Myanmar's health actors towards achieving universal health coverage.


Fondation Kantha Bopha – Dr med. Beat Richner

01.01.2019 - 31.12.2022

25 years of Dr Richner’s tireless efforts resulted in millions of children receiving free quality medical care at Kantha Bopha Hospitals. Despite his retirement early 2017, the five hospitals are operating smoothly with the management model he set up and the commitment of the Royal Government of Cambodia to maintain it. SDC’s financial support remains crucial until a sustainable Cambodian financing is found.


Primary Health Care (PHC)

01.01.2019 - 31.12.2022

The Primary Health Care project uses a convergent approach to improve the health status of vulnerable people in four conflict-affected townships in Kayin State. It contributes to peace, and brings together the Ministry of Health and Sports and Ethnic Health Organizations. Basic health services are strengthened through better coordination, training, supervision and supplies. Communities are empowered to achieve better health and feedback mechanisms are introduced. 


Intégration de la santé mentale dans les soins de santé primaire au Burundi

01.01.2019 - 31.12.2024

L’intégration de la santé mentale dans les services de santé primaire au Burundi vise à fournir une prise en charge adaptée aux personnes atteintes de maladies mentales post traumatiques. Ces dernières sont parmi les causes profondes des conflits au Burundi. Ce programme, qui permet à la Suisse de développer une niche particulière, appuie des institutions nationales, le système de formation spécialisée et vise à l’amélioration du cadre législatif en matière de santé mentale.


Quality Evidence for Health System Transformation (QuEST) Network

01.12.2018 - 31.12.2024

In low and middle-income countries 5 million people die each year from treatable conditions despite seeking health care. This means that providing access to health services is not sufficient, but improving quality across the health system is needed. Together with Harvard University, regional research networks and Swiss academia, SDC supports the establishment of a global movement for innovative research to inform policy and cost-effective investments and to improve quality of health systems.

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