People all over Ireland continue to campaign for changes in the health system that would allow universal access on the whole island, independently of borders.
Mark Heywood from the Treatment Action Campaign talks to Kajal Bharadwaj on how Big Pharma’s regressive role remains unchanged, the dangers of the rejection of science and the questions posed by public health crises such as COVID-19
After a sustained campaign carried out by local activists, US member of Congress Jim McGovern publicly condemned the current US policy towards Venezuela, particularly the regime of sanctions which have caused ‘needless death’
At 40 years since the beginning of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, the People’s Health Movement speaks to South African activist Mark Heywood
2020 was a year of tremendous suffering, but in adversity, people across the globe rose up to fight for the most vulnerable and to demand change
María Lourdes Urbaneja Durant tells Vijay Prashad that despite sabotage by the US, Venezuela has been able to curb the spread of COVID-19 through “participation of the people”
New Frame traces the coronavirus through the cycle of life in a series of intimate portraits from Gauteng. This is what new mothers are experiencing in the time of Covid-19.
Peru is reporting more than 7,000 new cases everyday and has the highest per capita death toll in the Latin American and Caribbean region
The increasing corporatisation of the health sector has meant that private interests not only play a huge role in determining policy, but also control licensing. This is a threat for countries like India.
Vijay Prashad talks about China’s response to the COVID-19 crisis, especially in the light of the accusations that are being leveled against the country
As information about coronavirus emerged, the Chinese government and Chinese society began to organize an immense campaign against its spread.
While Haiti’s widely despised, US-backed government officially promotes social distancing to suppress Covid-19, the stark reality is that most of the population is likely heading toward herd immunity, where many must get infected in the street rather than die by hunger at home.