Peoples Health Dispatch
Kenya health workers strike Doctors in Kenya get ready to strike after six years of broken promises

Doctors in Kenya prepare for possible industrial action as the 2016 Collective Bargaining Agreement remains unfulfilled despite multiple court warnings to the government

Emmanuel Macron’s pension reform is a health hazard

Workers from all sectors in France held a day of mobilizations against President Macron’s proposal of a pension reform on January 19. Health collectives are joining the initiative

Workers continue to protest in defense of public health in Madrid

Health workers and patients converge in mass protests as Madrid’s conservative regional government refuses to prioritize the public health system

Turkish Medical Association Dr. Şebnem Korur Fincancı declared guilty but released from jail

Dr Şebnem Korur Fincancı was found guilty of “spreading terrorist propaganda” and sentenced to almost three years of jail, while other Central Committee members of the Turkish Medical Association still face charges in court

British nurses are struggling to save NHS from privatization

Anthony Johnson of Nurses United UK explains how struggles by nurses are not just about pay but to defend the National Health Service which is at risk of being privatized

Şebnem Korur Fincancı Turkey Persecution of Dr Şebnem Korur Fincancı continues in Turkey

Şebnem Korur Fincancı, elected president of the Turkish Medical Association, remains imprisoned after her arrest in October, as the professional organization faces pressure from the government

Lebanon cholera outbreak Cholera outbreak a warning to strengthen health and WASH standards in Lebanon

As the number of new cholera cases in Lebanon stagnates, health workers and activists call for the outbreak to be taken as a warning to increase preparedness ahead of future flare ups

Spain health workers strike For Madrid’s health workers, the strike for better conditions is about the spirit of primary care

Primary health care physicians in the Madrid region have been on strike since November 21, fighting for a higher budget allocation for primary health care and a better health system for all

Global health education in Greece threatened by commodification

Professors and postgraduate students of tuition-free Master’s Programs in Public Health and Health Policy, and Primary Health Care find themselves locked out of the Medical School classrooms in Thessaloniki

Health workers Building international norms for protecting health workers 

An expert roundtable consisting of health workers and trade unionists discussed the role of international legal norms in protecting health workers, and whether these can be improved by a new WHO instrument

IMF healthcare IMF’s pinkwashing has multifold effects on women’s health

Roos Saalbrink talks about the different ways that IMF programmes undermine women’s right to health and the rights of women health workers

President of Turkish Medical Association Şebnem Korur Fincancı detained

Dr Şebnem Korur Fincancı was detained on charges of spreading terrorist propaganda after she spoke about alleged use of chemical weapons by the Turkish army against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in northern Iraq