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.
Activists of the People’s Health Movement talk about the World Health Assembly that begins today, the key issues that will come up for discussion, and the collapse of the global governance system in the realm of public health
Jaime Amorim of the National Coordination of the MST and the International Committee of Via Campesina reflects on the primary challenges in public health generated by neoliberal capitalism
David Sanders, who passed away on August 30, was passionate about participatory socialist democracy as a way to improve health and reduce inequality.
Over 2,000 nurses, medical technicians, pharmacists surgical aides and support staff at Mercy Health St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo took part in the strike that began on May 6
Now, there is all the more reason for the government to place peoples’ health above the trade interests and impose price control on all the medical devices notified as drugs under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act immediately.
The protesters are demanding that the national government guarantee basic rights such as health, education and housing as well as the protection of social and peasant leaders
Nandita Venkatesan and her co-petitioner from South Africa, Phumeza Tisile, are challenging a further extension of the patent that Johnson & Johnson has applied for the salt form of the drug, bedaquline that could be of vital importance in treating drug-resistant TB
Income support should not lead to the state washing its hands of the poor after handing them a certain sum of money whose real value too would dwindle over time.
A series of events will be held in the province in the third week of January to mobilize public opinion against moves to incentivize private healthcare
Liberian trade unionist and health activist, Poe, talks about the need for a holistic concept of access to health, beyond the present model of selective healthcare intervention decided by donor organizations
Apart from the issue of neoliberal economic structures that hinder access to healthcare, it emphasized the need for revitalization of primary healthcare for achieving universal health care.