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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Contribution to Medicus Mundi Switzerland (MMS) Network

01.01.2024 - 31.12.2027

Medicus Mundi Switzerland is a Network of 49 Swiss non-governmental organisations, foundations and scientific institutions involved in health advocacy at global level and health programmes in lowand middle-income countries. Taking a multisectoral approach and fostering open dialogue with relevant actors, decision-makers and the broader public, the Network facilitates the exchange of knowledge and experience and contributes to finding solutions to global health challenges.


Core Contribution Swiss Malaria Group (SMG)

01.01.2024 - 31.12.2027

The Swiss Malaria Group (SMG) is a Swiss-based public, private academic and civil society leadership network that works towards a malaria-free world. SMG member organisations coordinate their efforts to engage technical expertise, opinion-makers and the general public to provide Swiss leadership against malaria, strengthen research and innovation by Swiss actors, and fight malaria in low- and middle-income countries.


Humanitarian assistance to people affected by the protracted crisis in Venezuela

01.09.2023 - 31.12.2024

Despite a moderate recovery in some economic indicators during 2022, the Venezuelan economy continues to contract during 2023. Meanwhile, there is no improvement in the structural causes of the humanitarian crisis. As a result, the needs of the most vulnerable are still high. Therefore, Caritas aims to facilitate access on health, nutrition, food security and livelihoods, for vulnerable families in eight states according to the Guidance Note for Venezuela 2022-2024. 


Strengthening Civil Society in Myanmar – Paung Ku

01.07.2023 - 30.06.2027

In Myanmar, civic space has considerably shrunk since the military coup. In the absence of a legitimate government, networks of independent civil society organisations (CSOs) are essential actors for basic service provision and promotion of democratic values and human rights. Showing commitment to localisation, Switzerland will enable local CSOs to further support vulnerable communities and to protect the foundations of a pluralistic and inclusive society.  


Myanmar: Primary Health Care

01.05.2023 - 30.04.2026

The military coup in Myanmar has interrupted the progress towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and provoked a quasi-collapse of the public health system. Through the Primary Health Care project, Switzerland supports conflict-affected communities in Karen State by providing essential lifesaving healthcare and quality basic maternal and child health services through strengthening the ethnic health system and the community-based service provision.


Women and Girls First

01.05.2023 - 31.12.2026

In Myanmar, the pandemic and military coup have increased the risks for gender-based violence (GBV) and deep-rooted gender inequality. Through the Women and Girls First programme, Switzerland supports women, girls and young people to realise their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and fulfil their potential. It does so by strengthening community-based and ethnic systems to be more responsive to needs related to GBV, SRHR and mental health.


Health for All (HAP)

01.04.2023 - 31.03.2027

The health sector in Albania is undergoing structural reforms. New models of service that integrate health and social care are approved and being implemented currently in small scale. Under the lead of the Ministry of Health and Social Protection, the project will facilitate the upscale of the new home care service at primary health care. The aim is to transform primary care to the specific needs of the poor and vulnerable population like the elderly, people with disabilities and mental health disorders. 


Swiss Water and Sanitation Consortium (SWSC)

01.03.2023 - 31.12.2027

The Swiss Water and Sanitation Consortium includes 10 non-governmental organizations and contributes to improving the livelihoods of the most vulnerable communities in least developed countries in West and East Africa and Asia by increasing drinking water, sanitation and hygiene coverage 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.


Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Tanzania

01.02.2023 - 28.02.2028

Tanzania is investing heavily in reforming sustainable health financing and leveraging integrated digital solutions to advance Universal Health Coverage and ensure that all Tanzanians have access to any quality health services they need, when and where they need, without financial hardship. Together with other development partners, Switzerland uses this momentum to support the government in establishing a Universal Health Insurance and the Center for Digital Health.


BiH: Healthy Communities in BiH

01.02.2023 - 31.10.2027

The high prevalence of smoking, unhealthy diets, physical inactivity and alcohol missuse leads to 90% of deaths in Bosnia and Herzegovina and a loss in quality of life caused by preventable non-communicable diseases. This overburdens the health system which is mostly providing expensive curative services. The project will support the health authorities in reforming the health system to focus more on health promotion and disease prevention and ensuring citizens improve health literacy and adopt a healthier lifestyle.


Program Contribution for Fondation Terre des hommes 2023-2024

01.01.2023 - 31.12.2024

The program of the Terre des hommes Foundation (TdhF) aims to sustainably reduce child mortality and morbidity and to secure access to health, sanitation and clean water for mothers and children (0-18 years) in severe poverty. Children in contexts of migration, conflict and disasters, and child victims of violence are better protected. International standards in child-friendly justice are promoted. Humanitarian interventions in fragile contexts, combined with poverty reduction and sustainable development are promoted through innovative work with children and youths.


Contribution to UNRWA's Programme Budget 2023-2024

01.01.2023 - 31.12.2024

UNRWA is one of Switzerland’s key multilateral partners in the Middle East, due to its important contributions towards stability and peace in the region and its role in providing services and humanitarian assistance to people in need. Under its Programme Budget, UNRWA ensures universal access to quality primary health care and to basic education to 5.8 million registered Palestine refugees. It also provides targeted relief and social services to vulnerable refugees.

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