Ana Vračar
Portugal nurses strike Shared systemic issues inspire solidarity between Portuguese and British nurses

A historic strike by nurses in the United Kingdom inspired solidarity among health workers in Portugal, who are fighting their own struggle for a better public health system

Madrid’s health workers and people unite in the struggle for primary health care

Following a massive protest coordinated by community groups mid-November, primary-level physicians in Madrid will embark on a strike against the deterioration of health care

Croatia education protest Teachers and parents unite for right to early education in Croatia

Kindergarten teachers and other workers in Croatia join forces with parents to build a better early childhood education system. There is a shortage of stuff and wide variations in pay among teachers

Listening through the social stethoscope: MPLP’s health workers redefine care in Belgium

Medics for the People’s health center in Deurne, Antwerp, provides health care to thousands of people who would otherwise face financial barriers to access

Shortage of health workers in Serbia is a risk for both patients and system

Problems predating the COVID-19 pandemic weigh on the health system in Serbia, putting into doubt the capacities to address new health needs generated over the past two and a half years

At ManiFiesta, a different health system is no mere vision

At ManiFiesta, the fest of solidarity, Medics for the People sparked discussions about pressing problems in the health system in Belgium, offering people-centered, public alternatives

What the death of a journalist from COVID-19 says about Croatia’s health system

The death of journalist Vladimir Matijanić from Covid-19 raised questions about the adequacy of the health system in Croatia, and also led to a fresh wave of criticism of Health Minister Vili Beroš

Health movement in South Korea fights for universal access to medicines

Civil society in South Korea renewed its commitment to ensure universal access to medicines and public pharmaceutical production, building on decades of mobilization

Monkey pox WHO As monkeypox cases mount, need of the hour is an equitable and effective response

The World Health Organization declared the global monkeypox outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, calling upon countries to roll out a public health response and ensure access to the necessary vaccines and medicines

WTO agriculture WTO out of agriculture, demands global peasant movement in Geneva

Peasant and fisherfolk activists were among the drivers of civil society mobilizations at the WTO Ministerial Conference, where they called for the withdrawal of the organization from the agricultural sector 

Is corporate lobbying influencing US positions at the WHO?

A new report shows that US corporations and their umbrella organizations are allocating increasing amounts of money for shaping delegates’ interventions at WHO, with potentially disastrous effects on health

World Trade Organization and Pandemic response: Time is up

At the 12th Ministerial Conference of the WTO taking place from 12-16 June, trade delegates are likely to pass a meaningless Covid-19 decision in an attempt to safeguard the organization’s face after months of botched negotiations for a suspension of harmful trade rules on intellectual property