Health in a changing world: towards Global Health
The NIHMP, in close collaboration with the local institutions, carries on a number of international cooperation activities with the objective of promoting the health of the weakest population groups. Indeed, one of the tasks the Institute was entrusted with by the Italian Ministry of Health is to cooperate with the World Health Organisation and other international agencies in the fight against poverty-related diseases in developing countries.
As a result of our long work and commitment to the assistance of disadvantaged population groups, such as undocumented migrants, homeless people, asylum seekers and victims of torture and human trade, we consider it essential to cooperate with the local institutions of their origin countries in order to really foster and support human development.
Our projects are implemented in different areas of the world and aim at the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). In particular, the health activities aimed at reducing child mortality rate (Goal 4), improving maternal health (Goal 5), combating HIV/AIDS, malaria and other pathologies (Goal 6) are integrated with other activities adopting a holistic approach and centred on the person with the objective to:
- Eradicate extreme poverty (Goal 1);
- Achieve universal primary education (Goal 2);
- Promote gender equality and empower women (Goal 3);
- Ensure environmental sustainability (Goal 7);
- Develop a global partnership for development (Goal 8).
The millennium development goals are interlinked and mutually reinforcing and, as human rights, are universal, indivisible, interdependent and interrelated.