Health workers
Nurses in Berlin go on strike for better working conditions and other stories

Today we look at a strike by health workers in Berlin, reports of torture against Palestinian prisoner and Gilboa escapee Zakaria Zubeidi, and more

The cost of being a Palestinian: Shatha Odeh’s ordeal in prison

Shirin Abu Fannouneh, Shatha Odeh’s daughter, recounts her mother’s ordeal to Dr. Delen De la Paz from the People’s Health Movement

Across the globe, health workers push back against informalization, austerity and poor conditions

Doctors have been applauded as heroes during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the working conditions of many physicians, especially junior doctors in the Global South, have been on the decline for years, leading to an increase in discontent and protests

The arrest of Shatha Odeh undermines access to health care in Palestine

On 7 July, Israeli Occupying Forces detained 10 Palestinian activists including Dr Shatha Odeh from Health Work Committees. Odeh’s work is an important contribution to the right of health in Palestine

Israel detains Dr. Shatha Odeh of the Palestinian Health Work Committees

The detention of Dr. Shatha Odeh comes a month after Israel ordered her organization, the Health Work Committees, to cease functioning. Dr. Odeh is also the regional coordinator of the People’s Health Movement

Public Services Day: a focus on community health workers

Although they have played a key role for securing access to health care in epidemic conditions, including the Ebola epidemic and COVID-19 pandemic, community health workers are still under-recognized and underpaid

Social movements and protestors intensify struggle in Colombia and other stories

Today we look at the latest on the national strike in Colombia, a strike for better pay and staffing by health workers in New Zealand, and more

Gaza death toll crosses 100, extremist mobs attack Palestinians and other stories

Today we look at the attacks by extremist mobs on Palestinians, demands for fair wages and safety by nursing home workers in the US, and more

Irish Nurses Campaign Irish nursing union demands end to exploitation of student nurses and midwives

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) has demanded that the country’s health minister ensure sufficient remuneration and safety for student nurses and midwives, who are in the front line of the fight against COVID-19

Kenya health workers strike Health workers in Kenya set to embark on strike on December 7

Doctors, nurses, and clinical officers in Kenya are all set to down tools on December 7 on a range of demands from the government, including provision of health insurance, quality PPEs, isolation and treatment centers for health workers

COVID-19 in Portugal Portuguese communists call to strengthen National Health Service to fight fresh spike in COVID-19

The Portuguese government has announced new lockdown restrictions in 121 municipalities across the country in the wake of a fresh spike in COVID-19 cases. A record number of 4,656 COVID-19 cases were reported on October 30

Why are care workers across India protesting?

A.R. Sindhu, General Secretary of All India Federation of Anganwadi Workers and Helpers, talks about the issues faced by care workers and why they have launched a fresh wave of struggles

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