Swiss Development Cooperation Agency (SDC)

Strategic partner

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

Meet our partner

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is Switzerland’s international cooperation agency within the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA). In operating with other federal offices concerned, SDC is responsible for the overall coordination of development activities and cooperation with Eastern Europe, as well as for the humanitarian aid delivered by the Swiss Confederation.
The goal of development cooperation is that of reducing poverty. It is meant to foster economic self-reliance and state autonomy, to contribute to the improvement of production conditions, to help in finding solutions to environmental problems, and to provide better access to education and basic healthcare services.

Why this partnership with the GHF?

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) has been a founding partner of the Geneva Health Forum since the first edition in 2006. This partnership helps the GHF receive input from SDC’s wide network of field offices and their implementing partners. Similarly the dissemination of information about the GHF is greatly facilitated.

Official web site of the partner

www.deza.admin.ch
For information on SDC’s engagement in the arena of health, www.sdc-health.ch