Health – A prerequisite for development

The SDC's engagement in the area of health

© sdc

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.

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

Object 49 – 60 of 157

Nutrition in City Ecosystems (NICE)

01.06.2020 - 31.07.2025

The Nutrition in City Ecosystems (NICE) project aims to improve nutrition and health, and to reduce poverty by increasing the demand and supply of diverse, agroecologically produced foods. Implemented by a Swiss public private consortium, NICE focusses on women, youth and vulnerable populations. City governments in two secondary cities each in Bangladesh, Kenya and Rwanda will be supported, and learning between cities, incl. Swiss cities, will be facilitated to contribute to the global discourse on sustainable food systems. 


Réponse à la crise alimentaire en Afrique de l’Ouest dans le cadre du COVID19

01.06.2020 - 31.12.2022

La  soudure de juin à septembre 2020 s’annonçait déjà très difficile au plan alimentaire pour les populations de l’Afrique de l’Ouest. La crise liée au COVID19 les plonge immédiatement dans une crise alimentaire particulièrement grave. La DDC soutient d’une part, le Programme Alimentaire Mondial (PAM) pour fournir des vivres aux populations et d’autre part, le Réseau d’éleveurs Billital Maroobe (RBM) pour apporter assistance aux populations pastorales et renforcer leur résilience.


Women and Girls First

01.05.2020 - 31.12.2022

SDC up-scales the “Women and Girls First” program of its priority partner UN Population Fund in southern Shan, where no other donor is present. The program strengthens government, civil society and ethnic health providers’ systems to be responsive to the needs of young people related to sexual reproductive health and rights. It improves access to comprehensive gender-based violence, mental health and psychosocial support services, and enhances social cohesion.


UN COVID-19 Response and Recovery Trust Fund (MPTF)

01.05.2020 - 31.12.2022

The MPTF provides the opportunity to alleviate the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 on the poorest countries. It complements Switzerland’s support to the UN’s humanitarian response beyond the immediate sanitary response. It is an opportunity for a coherent and coordinated UN COVID-19 response. It is an expression of Swiss solidarity to avoid that people fall into poverty and that inequalities between people and countries grow as a result of COVID-19. 


Improving Health for everyone through sanitation safety planning

01.05.2020 - 31.12.2023

The Sustainable Development Goal 6.2 aims to provide safely managed sanitation for all by 2030. SDC supports the scaling-up of the World Health Organization’s “Guidelines on Sanitation and Health” and its “Sanitation Safety Planning” tool which supports policymakers and practitioners build and manage safe sanitation systems. By capitalizing on Swiss expertise on sanitation, this intervention will make an important contribution to the 2030 Agenda on access to safe sanitation.


Support to Relief and Recovery from COVID-19

01.05.2020 - 01.09.2025

The proposed interventions support the Government of Nepal in its efforts to contain the further spread of COVID-19 and to address the socio-economic consequences, in particular for disadvantaged groups. As a trusted partner and with its longstanding experience in development cooperation, Switzerland is well positioned to effectively provide relief and recovery during, and in the aftermath of the pandemic, in close collaboration with local and international stakeholders.


Programme de réponse à la pandémie Coronavirus 2019, COVID-19 Grands Lacs

01.05.2020 - 30.06.2022

Grace à son engagement de longue durée et son expertise reconnue dans le domaine de la santé, l’appui de la Suisse permettra aux pays de la région des Grands Lacs (Burundi, RD Congo et Rwanda) de renforcer leurs systèmes sanitaires, d’augmenter la surveillance de COVID-19, notamment par l’amélioration de la qualité et l’accessibilité des soins de santé de 27 millions de personnes, et de protéger les populations de l’épidémie. Ainsi, l’intervention contribuera à sauver des vies et à maintenir le capital humain, gage de tout développement. 


RPSA COVID-19 Response

01.05.2020 - 31.12.2020

SDC will provide to Zambia, Lesotho, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Mozambique urgent assistance to support health facilities to cope with COVID-19 pandemic. In Zimbabwe, it will also help the food aid delivery system by increasing distribution points so that safety conditions are respected. By Investing in a strong COVID-19 response as a first mover, SDC safeguards its previous investments and long-term development outcomes in these countries. 


Swiss Water and Sanitation Consortium

01.04.2020 - 30.09.2023

The Swiss Water and Sanitation Consortium (SWSC) contributes to improving the livelihoods of the most vulnerable communities in least developed and developing countries by increasing drinking water and sanitation coverage with a specific focus on WASH in schools and health care facilities. It also contributes to triggering innovation and knowledge sharing between the Swiss NGOs as well as strengthening the Swiss profile in advocacy and policy.


Contribution to UN COVID-19 Appeal Global Humanitarian Response Plan, April-December 2020

01.04.2020 - 31.12.2020

Established in 2005 as the UN’s global emergency response fund, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) pools contributions from donors around the world into a single fund allowing humanitarian responders to deliver life-saving assistance whenever and wherever crises hit. The CERF’s allocations from the Rapid Response Window for COVID-19 focus on supporting the Global Humanitarian Response Plan’s efforts in providing emergency relief assistance to those most at risk in the most vulnerable countries already with on-going humanitarian operations.


Tanzania Social Action Fund

A family in Shinyanga Region

01.03.2020 - 30.09.2023

Switzerland’s contribution to Tanzania Social Action Fund (TASAF) for the implementation of the Productive Social Safety Net Programme (PSSN) will reach approximately 100’000 poor households in Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar through cash transfers, public works and livelihoods support. The focus is on providing technical assistance to the new Livelihoods Enhancement component by bringing in the Swiss expertise and experience in skills development, small enterprise support and professional training with the aim of leaving no one behind.


China: MoFCOM med. donation 2019-nCoV

14.02.2020 - 31.12.2020

As of 17th of February 2020, a total of 70’548 cases and 1’770 deaths have been reported in China alone; while 877 cases and 5 deaths are reported amongst 29 countries. A vaste majority of the cases have been diagnosed in Hubei Province, putting the provincial care system under considerable stress.

 

The Swiss Embassy in Beijing has been approached by the Ministry of Commerce (MoFCOM) Corona-Virus Coordination Unit with a list of medical equipment urgently required for Hubei Province hospitals responding to the 2019 n-CoV epidemi

cs.

 

Object 49 – 60 of 157