World Hepatitis B Day- 28 July 2023

this years World Hepatitis B Day goes by the  theme "One Life, One Liver". It highlights the need to scale up viral hepatitis prevention in order to optimize liver health and achieve the 2030 hepatitis elimination goals. The implementation of simplified primary care services for viral hepatitis is highly important in order to reach the global targets. Please find more information in our "Hepatitis Subcategory"

MEDBOX Annual Report 2022

we would like to inform you about the publication of our MEDBOX Annual Report for 2022. It gives an overview of the most important activities of the past year, such as the launch of new toolboxes and subcategories, events or the expansion of existing sections. We invite you to read our annual report to learn more about MEDBOX's diverse projects and achievements in 2022 like the launch of the Planetary Health Toolbox. The report also serves to thank our supporters, without whom none of this would be possible. 

Launch Toolbox "Neglected Tropical Diseases"

the World Health Organisation (WHO) currently lists 20 diseases in the group of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), which primarily affect people in the Global South; women and children are disproportionately affected. These diseases have devastating health, social and economic consequences for more than 1.7 billion people worldwide, with many millions dying each year. Left untreated, NTDs  can lead to chronic conditions, disability or even death. In view of the burdens and effects on the health of people suffering from NTDs, MEDBOX's NTD Toolbox aims to continue to promote and intensify knowledge and awareness of this topic at the political, public and civil society level. The Toolbox includes material regarding clinical aspects & diagnositics, information & education material or preventiion and control.  Please find our new NTD Toolbox here

Caregiver Toolbox Video

Caregivers have a major impact on maintaining health services and improving the health status of the population. The daily work in nursing, however, requires good organization, a high sense of responsibility, and continuous education on the latest standards of care.MEDBOX produced a video that is specifically addressed to caregivers. It explains the structure and content of the Caregiver Toolbox, tells stories from caregivers around the world and shows how the online library can simplify their work. Please find the video.

Planetary Health Toolbox

"Planetary Health " works in an interdisciplinary way and deals with the interrelationships of human health, the economic and social system, and the natural habitat of our planet. The Planetary Health Toolbox includes topics such as One Health, Climate change, biodiversity, and impact on health. We have published two Issue Briefs one on "Climate Change & Heath"   and one on "Planetary Health Basics" to raise awareness about heat waves as a result of climate change and its impact on health. Be curious and take a look at our introduction video and into the toolbox.

New Publications

KOLERA Senk (5) Etap Debaz Yo Pou Prevansyon

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  (2023)

Five Basic Cholera Prevention Steps

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  (2023)

Annual Report of the WHO Country Office in Zimbabwe, 2022

World Health Organisation (WHO)  (2023)