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COVID-19 in Pakistan Pakistan’s COVID-19 response is eroding trust of people in institutions, says report

The Imran Khan-led government’s overall response to the COVID-19 crisis has been marred by inconsistency, according to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), which claims that the ongoing pandemic has increased the trust-deficit 

French Health workers protest French health workers stage another protest demanding resources to save hospitals

This was the second round of nationwide protests organized by health workers in the country since the start of a two-month consultation process initiated by the government on its proposed health sector reforms 

COVID-19 crisis has reminded society of the importance of public services

On Public Service Day, we spoke to Jammu Anand of the Nagpur Municipal Corporation Employees Union in India. He spoke about the different crises being faced by the public sector right now.

Health workers across Belgium demand structural refinancing of healthcare

Health workers organized mobilizations in major cities across the country on June 16, demanding structural refinancing of healthcare, increased staff, employment guarantees and better wages

France health workers Protests French health workers hit the streets, demand that government save public health system

Successive governments in France have weakened the public health care system through systematic underfunding and neglect

Bangladesh interview Manisha Chakraborty Health workers left in the lurch as pandemic spreads in Bangladesh

The International Secretary of the Socialist Student Front in Bangladesh, Manisha Chakraborty, talks about how Bangladesh is coping with the COVID-19 pandemic

Egypt doctors strike Doctors in Egypt threaten mass resignation as deaths of colleagues continue

The Egyptian Medical Syndicate issued a formal statement warning of a medical catastrophe in the absence of adequate arrangements of PPEs and tests for medical staff in the country

Hospital staff protest-Belgium Following outcry, Belgian minister ‘deletes’ criticism of hospital workers’ protest

Belgian federal minister Marie-Christine Marghem had criticized staff of the Saint-Pierre University Hospital in Brussels, who were protesting the government’s insensitivity towards health workers during the COVID-19 pandemic

France communist youth protest French youth protest demanding free and sufficient availability of masks

There have been accusations that the French government was fully informed, as early as 2018, about the shortages in the strategic reserves of safety masks in the country

In India, lockdown is being used to attack workers’ rights

On the occasion of International Workers’ Day, president of the Centre of Indian Trade Unions K. Hemalatha talks about the conditions of Indian workers who are bearing the brunt of the lockdown

Interview-MJCF -France “When the lockdown is over, we will have a whole world to reinvent,” says French communist youth leader

Interview with Léon Deffontaines, general secretary of Mouvement Jeunes Communistes de France (MJCF)

Zimbabwe COVID PPEs Zimbabwe court orders government to protect health workers

The order was issued by the court in response to a petition filed by Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights and the Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights over the lack of proper equipment to deal with the spread of the virus

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