Categories Liberia | World

“Trade unions play a vital role in the struggle towards health f …

On the sidelines of the People’s Health Assembly 4, Bangladesh, Goerge Poe, a trade unionist and health activist from Liberia speaks to Peoples Dispatch on the role of health workers and trade unions in the global struggle towards health for all. Poe also talks about the need for a holistic concept of access to health, beyond the present model of selective healthcare intervention decided by donor organizations.

Categories Bangladesh | World

The struggle for health is the struggle for a more caring world: Dr Am …

At the plenary session of the fourth People’s Health Assembly (16-19 November), Dr. Amit Sengupta of the People’s Health Movement spoke about struggles by health activists across the globe in the fight for ‘health for all’. Amid the global health and economic crisis perpetrated by a neoliberal economic model, Dr. Amit – in the words of Bertolt Brecht – reminds us that in the dark times, there will be singing, about the dark times.

On November 28, 2018, Dr. Amit passed away in a swimming accident in Goa, India. Dr. Amit Sengupta had worked for more than 30 years with various social movements fighting for science, rationality and universal access to healthcare around the world. His demise is an inconsolable loss for those who stand for a just and egalitarian world.

Categories Israel | Palestine
Military occupation and Palestine health crisis

PHA4: Military occupation is the foremost reason for health crisis in …

At the sidelines of the fourth People’s Health Assembly in Bangladesh, Shatha Odeh from the Health Work Committees (Palestine) speaks about the military occupation and its impact of health structures in Palestine. Recent reports warn that Gaza is facing a catastrophic humanitarian crisis because of the Israeli blockade of the coastal city.

Categories Bangladesh | World
People's Health Assembly 4

All the power to the people: Fourth global health assembly

As more than 1200 people from across the globe participate in the fourth people’s health assembly in Savar, Bangladesh, the venue reverberates with the call – health for all, now! The health assembly is being organized in the background of a global health crisis marked by inequalities related to a range of social determinants of health and in access to health services within countries and between countries.