Universal Health Coverage, health for all without financial hardship, has been part of the international agenda for years now. Still, it remains a far dream for millions all over the world and a challenging task for policymakers. On request by the Belgian development cooperation, researchers of the Antwerp Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) reviewed a decade of policies and practice towards universal coverage in ten countries in three continents in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
GAMS Belgium, FORWARD UK, HIMILO foundation in Netherlands and the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp have launched the first European Awareness Campaign to engage men in the prevention of female genital mutilation (FGM) in Europe.
2015 is a crucial year for development cooperation: on the one hand we reach the deadline for the millennium goals and on the other hand we will set course for a new orientation of sustainable development cooperation. Under the motto "Our world, our dignity, our future", the development cooperation of the EU and its Member States will be presented to the main public.
We post our activities on development cooperation on the European Year for Development website.