Global South
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

Monkey pox WHO As monkeypox cases mount, need of the hour is an equitable and effective response

The World Health Organization declared the global monkeypox outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, calling upon countries to roll out a public health response and ensure access to the necessary vaccines and medicines

Health workers will not stop fighting for a better alternative to WTO COVID-19 response

George Poe Williams from the National Health Workers Union of Liberia comments on the recent outcome of the WTO Ministerial Conference and the disappointment this has caused among health workers

Why peace and disarmament are at the heart of nonalignment

As our world spirals toward nuclear war, there has never been a greater need for a new global balancing, a rejection of great power war, exploitation, and aggression

Trade unions and civil society ask WHO members for stronger commitment to health workers’ rights

Baba Aye from Public Services International (PSI) looks back at the major discussion points and highlights of the 75th World Health Assembly

Number of forcibly displaced people more than doubles in a decade to cross 100 million

For the first time in human history, the number of forcibly displaced people in the world has crossed 100 million.

Forcible displacement UNHRC Wars and conflicts forced over 100 million people to leave their homes globally

According to the UNHRC, due to the rise in wars and violence globally, the number of people forcibly displaced has more than doubled since 2012. The numbers are almost equally divided between those internally displaced and refugees

The US unilateral sanctions against Russia will produce a global food disaster

As the US and the G7 deny the negative effect of sanctions against Russia, they damage the world’s capability of avoiding a global food disaster

India has a key role to play in a possible new world order

For India and other countries in the Global South, this moment offers challenges and provides glimpses of a possibility of a new world

Why nonalignment is an urgent imperative for the Global South

As the US escalates its new cold war against Russia and China, there is now an urgent imperative to reject this cold war mentality of wanting to divide the world along old acrimonious lines

Pakistan’s Supreme Court restores the National Assembly and other stories

Today we look at Pakistan’s Supreme Court verdict on the no-trust motion against PM Khan, a report on excess resource use and ecological damage, and more

World hunger and the war in Ukraine

The conflict in Ukraine is exacerbating global hunger and imperiling the living standards of billions – particularly in the Global South.