COVID-19
Tunisia protest Protests erupts in Tunisia over rise in prices of essential commodities 

The protests add to the ongoing political uncertainty in the country, as major opposition parties have announced a boycott of the upcoming legislative elections in December 

At ManiFiesta, a different health system is no mere vision

At ManiFiesta, the fest of solidarity, Medics for the People sparked discussions about pressing problems in the health system in Belgium, offering people-centered, public alternatives

IMF bailout for Zambia Zambia’s debt crisis a warning for what looms ahead for Global South

Zambia is heading toward critical negotiations to restructure its mounting debts. The IMF has approved a $1.3 billion bailout plan for the country, which will impose cruel austerity measures on the Zambian people

77th UN General Assembly opens in New York amid a world in crisis

The session opens as crises wreak havoc across the globe, prompting mass protest from people around the world. How will the UN respond?

Brazil’s health workers vow to save public healthcare in the country

Activists from all over Brazil reaffirm the need to guarantee resources for a 100% public health system

1 year after Taliban takeover, the US still hasn’t given Afghanistan’s money back

In 2021, the US froze $7 billion in Afghanistan’s reserves after the Taliban seized control, precipitating the “world’s largest humanitarian crisis”

Chinese Azvudone for COVID-19 China approves homegrown oral antiviral for treating COVID-19

The Chinese company producing Azvudone claimed that 40% of COVID-19 patients administered the drug for more than a week during the third phase of the clinical trial showed improvements when it came to symptoms

The Pandemic Age and the debates around intellectual property

Thiru Balasubramaniam of Knowledge Ecology International talks about debates on intellectual property in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and the role of the World Intellectual Property Organization

Vaccine covid 19 Inequities in access to COVID-19 medical products continue as power of corporations expands

A recent report on COVID-19-related crises points to links between the growing power of transnational corporations in shaping the pandemic response and reduced access to key medical products

Health care in Kenya How commercialization and privatization deplete people’s health in Kenya’s urban settlements

Sharon Joan, a community member from the Kibera urban settlement, talks about the intersections of commercialization and environmental factors on the health of people living in urban settlements in Kenya

Migrant workers Italy Migrants in Italy live and work in increasingly precarious conditions 

A joint report by the Italian Labor Ministry and the National Association of Italian Municipalities found that at least 10,000 migrant farm workers in Italy are living in extremely precarious housing. The study has revealed just one aspect of the broader conditions of exploitation and uncertainty faced by migrant workers in the country

monkey pox Monkeypox: Monitoring, awareness keys to control, says expert

The monkeypox virus has spread to over 75 countries, including India, infecting over 16,000 people globally. The World Health Organization has termed it a global health emergency