Theme: Health, a forgotten human right

Health is a human right. However, around 400 million people do not have access to healthcare. Health is a priority issue for Swiss development.

A man is checking the registration of a patient.
A man is checking the registration of a patient in Tanzania. © SDC

Health is a priority issue for Swiss development cooperation because it contributes substantially to social security, peace and economic stability.  Health is a human right. However, around 400 million people do not have access to healthcare – mainly in developing countries.

Good healthcare is about more than having access to the right medication and being treated by qualified staff when you fall ill. Preventing people from getting sick through training, information and awareness raising is just as important. The 2015 Annual Conference of Swiss Development Cooperation will offer an insight into the work being done by Switzerland, with real-life examples and speakers from a number of countries.

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