Peoples Health Dispatch
Women in Croatia say enough to conservative obstruction of right to abortion

Women in nine cities in Croatia organized mass protests against denial of abortion care and attempts by conservatives to curb sexual and reproductive health rights

What does the Marcos-Duterte government mean for access to health in the Philippines?

The election of Bongbong Marcos and Sara Duterte is cause for concern for health justice activists in the Philippines as they expect increased persecution and insufficient budget for health

Kenya health services Healthcare in Kenya remains elusive due to commercialization

A report by the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights shines light on harmful effects of commercialization of health in Kenya among communities living in informal urban settlements

Israel sentences Palestinian nurse and health activist Shatha Odeh to 16 months in prison

On International Nurses Day, an Israeli military tribunal gave nurse and health activist Shatha Odeh a 16-month prison sentence. was given a 5 year suspended sentence on the condition that she does not provide health servicesfeat

Health workers in Kosovo demand investment in health system for the benefit of all

Health workers’ organizations in Kosovo have highlighted the need for safe staffing ratios and better working conditions as professionals continue to leave the country in droves

COVID-19 in the US COVID-19: the poor people’s pandemic

The Poor People’s Pandemic Report takes a hard look at the intersections between COVID-19, poverty and race in the United States

Health workers in Africa Health workers in South Africa protest as post-pandemic austerity looms

Workers in health institutions in several provinces of South Africa have organized protests and industrial action as they face threats of job loss and reorganization of services

Health workers in Greece mobilize against pro-privatization reform

Health workers in Greece stopped working for three hours and took to the streets to protest new pro-privatization legislation promoted by the government

Rise of violence, deterioration of rights sparks month-long actions among health workers in Haiti

Health workers in major public hospitals in Haiti continue to strike over bad working conditions, as others join them to protest a hike in gang violence and kidnappings

Italian doctors strike Enough of creeping privatization of health care, say striking Italian doctors

Primary healthcare physicians in Italy held a 48-hour strike on March 1-2, demanding adequate protection of their rights and warning against the creeping privatization of health

Health and social sector workers France Women rise up in France as March 8 approaches

A coalition of unions and grassroots movements in France is preparing for a month-long mobilization linking International Women’s Day and People’s Health Day

Twist in TRIPS waiver negotiations raises eyebrows

A small group of WTO members has been discussing a watered-down version of the TRIPS waiver, which would leave most of the Global South’s production capacities unused

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