The ‘Health Unlimited’ initiative is the overarching theme for all our work. ‘Health Unlimited’ is about acting globally responsible in the Netherlands as a contribution to fair healthcare worldwide. The core assumption of ‘Health Unlimited’ is the link between health here and elsewhere in the world. The central question is: How can we promote global health starting right here? Read more about 'Health Unlimited'
Human Resources for Health
Worldwide there is a shortage of health personnel. In both poor countries and rich countries, too few health workers are trained. Vacancies in Western countries attract many health professionals, as rich countries offer higher salaries and better facilities. As a result, poor countries are being affected disproportionately by the global personnel shortage. This contributes to the limited access to health care in low-income countries. Read more about Human Resources for Health
Financing for Health
Millions of people have little or no access to healthcare. Despite the vast increase in health investments, this situation continues to exist. It is essential that governments and donors not only spend more money on health but that they also take greater care to ensure fairer distribution, so that investments reach those who need them most. Read more about Financing for Health
Pharmaceutical companies do not act in compliance with the rules for testing medicines and take advantage of vulnerable people. Usually, test subjects are poor, illiterate and hardly have access to health services. Read more about Medicines
Every year 25,000 people in Europe die from bacterial infections that cannot be treated because of antibiotic resistance. Also at global level is resistance a growing public health problem. If something is not done soon, future generations will be denied effective antibiotics. Read more about Antibiotic Resistance
Last update: January 14, 2013