People’s Health Dispatch
How the World Bank weakens health systems

Health researchers Natalie Rhodes and Remco van de Pas discuss about the nature and limitations of the World Bank Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness and Response fund.

What is behind the baby formula shortage in the US?

Thousands of families in the US have been struggling with a shortage of infant formula for over half a year, with attempts to resolve the situation undermined by industry interests

Turkish health workers struggle for better working conditions

Şebnem Korur Fincancı, President of the Turkish Medical Association, talks about the ongoing struggles being fought by health workers in the country for better working conditions

WTO decides: no TRIPS waiver

Trade delegates and WTO Secretariat celebrate package of documents issued at the end of the Ministerial Conference, yet outlook for Global South remains bleak

What will happen to pandemic response after WHO and WTO meetings?

Lauren Paremoer from the People’s Health Movement South Africa talks about how the recent World Health Assembly and the Ministerial Conference of the WTO will have a major role in deciding the course of the response in case of new health emergencies and pandemics.

WHO to hold first in-person assembly since onset of pandemic

The World Health Assembly is going to discuss topics of great relevance for our times, but in order to make necessary change the WHO must step up and recognize the fundamental issues plaguing global governance of health

Minimum wage for nurses: Will Bolsonaro veto the law passed by Congress?

Workers and parliamentarians are advocating for funding of a proposal of increasing nurses’ rights and against a possible veto of the president

Israel sentences Palestinian nurse and health activist Shatha Odeh to 16 months in prison

On International Nurses Day, an Israeli military tribunal gave nurse and health activist Shatha Odeh a 16-month prison sentence. was given a 5 year suspended sentence on the condition that she does not provide health servicesfeat

Portugal nurses strike Nurses in Algarve, Portugal strike against meager salaries, exhaustion

Nurses in the south district of Algarve, Portugal, held a one-day strike in an attempt to pressure the health administration to provide funds for better working conditions

Fighting for health for all today

Health activists from India, the UK, and Brazil discuss what ‘health for all’ means to them and why fighting for it is an urgent necessity

Amit Sengupta’s reflections on the effects of globalization on healthcare

Multilateral and bilateral institutions as well private philanthropy have had an outsized role in shaping the global health policy agenda. In this piece, Amit Sengupta traces the changes globalization has brought to global health governance.

World Health Day Health activism is now more important than ever

On World Health Day, the People’s Health Movement reflects on the role health activism will play in protecting the right to health after the COVID-19 pandemic