Healthcare
The US blockade of Cuba hurts medical patients in both countries

By lifting sanctions against Cuba, people in the US could have access to life-saving treatments being developed in Cuba for diseases which ravage working-class communities each year

Following wins in the private sector, NYC nurses shift fight to public sector hospitals

After over 7,000 NYC nurses went on strike and won historic agreements with private hospitals, nurses serving the poorest patients begin their fight

At least 12,000 NYC nurses poised to strike

Nurses that were hailed as heroes at the beginning of the pandemic are today facing chronic understaffing, inadequate pay, and threats to their healthcare benefits

Nurses unions India Nurses unions in India demand active participation in formulation of workforce policies

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare had released draft guidelines on the working conditions of nursing personnel across both public and private sector establishments in August. Nurses’ unions have complained that the draft was developed without any meaningful consultation with them

Egypt healthcare Better health in Egypt will not be achieved through technical improvements alone

A recent World Bank report on social protection in Egypt and North Africa focused on technical solutions for improving health indicators, failing to consider the broader political context

IMF healthcare IMF’s pinkwashing has multifold effects on women’s health

Roos Saalbrink talks about the different ways that IMF programmes undermine women’s right to health and the rights of women health workers

IMF and World Bank austerity IMF and World Bank: no to austerity, yes to stronger health systems

International financial institutions have shaped health systems, especially in the Global South, through programs of structural adjustment and austerity policies. It is imperative that these are replaced by pathways for strengthening public health systems and the social determinants of health

The global inflationary tsunami is made in the US, not Ukraine

Inflation in the US, which is cutting workers’ real earnings in the country, is also spilling out into the rest of the world creating a crisis in the Global South

Danish Healthcare Leftists in Denmark demand more funds for health and welfare sector 

The Danish health sector is struggling without adequate staff and resources, even as workers in female-dominated professions like nursing make less money than those in male-dominated professions

Decent health care requires dignified attention to each patient

Yogesh Jain, a communist doctor practicing in rural central India, recently visited South Africa. He spoke to Richard Pithouse about his impressions after his visit

Gaza under attack: How Israel is sabotaging health care 

The latest attack of the Israeli occupying forces on Gaza depleted fuel reserves that health institutions rely upon to provide health care

Ambulance drivers strike Croatia Ambulance drivers and nurses strike in Croatia

Non-emergency ambulance drivers and nurses in eight counties of Croatia held a strike on the grounds of pay disparity