Ana Vračar
Portugal nurses strike Nurses in Algarve, Portugal strike against meager salaries, exhaustion

Nurses in the south district of Algarve, Portugal, held a one-day strike in an attempt to pressure the health administration to provide funds for better working conditions

Will health be used as a way to pressure Global South on Ukraine war?

The government of Lithuania reversed its decision to donate almost half a million Covid-19 vaccine doses to Bangladesh after the latter abstained during the UN resolution on the war in Ukraine. This sets an alarming precedent

Compromised TRIPS Waiver will prolong pandemic inequalities

As the COVID-19 pandemic turns two, access to medicines movements warn that a recent compromise deal on the TRIPS waiver allegedly outlined by the US, the EU, India and South Africa will not be enough to address existing inequities

Imprisoned Palestinian health activist Shatha Odeh is a beacon of resistance globally

Imprisoned health activist Shatha Odeh continues to persist in the struggle for the right to health and women’s rights as she sends letter from prison for International Women’s Day

Women in Colombia continue their struggle for reproductive rights

Ana Gonzalez Velez from the Roundtable for Life and Health of Women talks about the recent constitutional ruling in favour of decriminalization of abortion in Colombia and what lies ahead

40,000 education workers in Slovenia go on strike

The majority of Slovenia’s education workforce went on strike over salary and recognition disputes with the ministry of education

The many faces of travel bans

After the discovery of omicron, several rich countries blocked air traffic to southern Africa, stalling the delivery of supplies needed for the pandemic response and showing their racist bias towards the Global South

The pandemic response in Martinique and Guadeloupe: the looming shadow of colonialism

Trade unions in the Antille islands have been calling for independence in creating their public health strategies and measures

Why should health activists care about WTO’s agenda?

While the recently cancelled WTO Ministerial Council was supposed to discuss the TRIPS waiver, its agenda included other topics that should be taken seriously by health activists

Nurses left behind by Croatian government

Nurses in Croatia have taken to the streets, protesting worsening working conditions and lack of recognition of their work by the ministry of health

Workers in France protest for health democracy

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

Afghanistan: The challenges of a health system dependent on foreign aid

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

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