Nurses in Croatia have taken to the streets, protesting worsening working conditions and lack of recognition of their work by the ministry of health
In recent protests against the health pass and mandatory vaccination rules, trade union activists have been pointing out the failures of the Emmanuel Macron-led government in controlling the pandemic while highlighting the need for proper public health measures
The health infrastructure set up during the US occupation was already inadequate to meet people’s needs, and now it faces new challenges after the Taliban’s victory. Many Afghans struggle to access health care due to the high cost and the long distances they need to travel, often through conflict zones
Testing is crucial to combat the pandemic. But with all the funds and attention going towards vaccines, diagnostics is suffering, impeding key steps to curb the spread of the virus
Bosnia and Herzegovina has registered the highest Covid-19 mortality rate in the West Balkans, as a health system weakened by budget cuts could not respond to the pressure. This difficult situation has only been made worse by limited access to vaccines.
On 7 July, Israeli Occupying Forces detained 10 Palestinian activists including Dr Shatha Odeh from Health Work Committees. Odeh’s work is an important contribution to the right of health in Palestine
Although they have played a key role for securing access to health care in epidemic conditions, including the Ebola epidemic and COVID-19 pandemic, community health workers are still under-recognized and underpaid
Despite attempts by the European Commission to stall discussion on the TRIPS waiver proposal for COVID-19 vaccines, the proposal has inched forward with support from the European Parliament and some parliaments of EU members states
Regressive health and tax reforms have sparked protests in Colombia, building upon decades of undermining the public health system and reducing access to the poor and working class.