• fr
  • en

Alpine Maternity: social innovation improves healthcare in mountain areas

In 2015, in the Bern Canton, Switzerland, the obstetric department at Zweisimmen hospital was closed. As a response, the local population (counting about 3 000 inhabitants) created in the same year a cooperative to maintain obstetric care services at local level. Just two year later, in 2017, this collective action led to the opening of the Alpine Maternity in Zweisimmen.

During its first year, 61 women gave birth at the Alpine Maternity and up to 80 deliveries are planned each year. Overall, in the Obersimmental-Saanenland region, 51% of natural childbirth happen at the Alpine Maternity.

The opening of a maternity improves the provision of services in the region. The collective engagement of this local community to address the lack of care in the region and the governance model of the cooperative make it an inspiring social innovation.

Discover in our good practice how the Alpine Maternity is funded and governed and get inspired by this experience to maintain services of general interest.

Share
24 June 2020

Euromontana sur Facebook

Unable to display Facebook posts.
Show error

Error: Error validating application. Application has been deleted.
Type: OAuthException
Code: 190
Please refer to our Error Message Reference.

Euromontana sur Twitter

40% of European regions are excluded from #innovation developments for 4.0 technologies. They miss opportunities and the edge achieved in 3.0 technologies. 📖more about #digitaltranformation of Regional Economies in this last update of Transregecon project
https://t.co/uIvD10ewO5

Le #SAB et l'Aide suisse à la montagne lancent le Prix Montagne 2020. Doté de 40'000 et 20'000 francs, il récompense des entreprises novatrices contribuant au développement des régions de #montagne. Les candidatures peuvent être envoyées jusqu'au 18 août.
https://t.co/RUNHA7iOYE

2

❌ No #youth should be left behind ❌
See the recommendations of the Council of the UE for more opportunities for the #rural youth with:
👉 employment & training opportunities
👉 inclusive governance & youth spaces
👉 transports & ICT infrastructures
https://t.co/9auFpUdQeL

Discover MapLoup, a portal on #predation developed in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region
📱💻 It provides real time notifications on attacks to farmers and decision makers and an atlas of long-term trends for a better analysis of evolutions 👇
https://t.co/YauJsbs1v8

Europejscy interesariusze już pracują nad europejską długoterminową wizją obszarów wiejskich. Zobacz najnowszy post, który kompiluje niektóre z ostatnich inicjatyw, takich jak rekomendacje z @Euromontana: https://t.co/SRod16gOQv

Load More...