Articles by Mit Philips

MSF and previously at ITM

Progress on HIV goes off-track as donor commitments continue to shrink.

Posted in articles by on July 27, 2018

This week the AIDS2018 Conference in Amsterdam kicked off with an explicit focus on diversity, key populations and young people. AIDS conferences are always a bit of a celebration, bringing together scientists and activists, politicians and social society, donors and implementers in an invigorating combination of evidence, practice and protest. … Read more »

UHC Forum: Dreams of health for all or slogans detached from reality?

Posted in articles by on December 15, 2017

It’s Thursday evening in Tokyo and the High Level session of the UHC Forum just closed, with Japanese calligraphy celebrating the ‘Health for All’ slogan. Over the last days,” Tedros” and “Jim” were at the centre of events, applauded as popstars, framed by a different celebrity ‘band’ at each session: … Read more »

Newspeak instead of global solidarity?

Posted in articles by on July 17, 2015

I’m at FfD3, which stands for Third Conference on Financing for Development, in Addis. Why? I’m not an economist, nor a development expert and certainly no politician. I work for a medical humanitarian organization, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). The environment we work in is strongly defined by development politics. The … Read more »