People’s Health Dispatch
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

Rise of violence, deterioration of rights sparks month-long actions among health workers in Haiti

Health workers in major public hospitals in Haiti continue to strike over bad working conditions, as others join them to protest a hike in gang violence and kidnappings

Will health be used as a way to pressure Global South on Ukraine war?

The government of Lithuania reversed its decision to donate almost half a million Covid-19 vaccine doses to Bangladesh after the latter abstained during the UN resolution on the war in Ukraine. This sets an alarming precedent

Compromised TRIPS Waiver will prolong pandemic inequalities

As the COVID-19 pandemic turns two, access to medicines movements warn that a recent compromise deal on the TRIPS waiver allegedly outlined by the US, the EU, India and South Africa will not be enough to address existing inequities

Imprisoned Palestinian health activist Shatha Odeh is a beacon of resistance globally

Imprisoned health activist Shatha Odeh continues to persist in the struggle for the right to health and women’s rights as she sends letter from prison for International Women’s Day

Health and care workers Slovenia Health and care workers in Slovenia fight for pay hikes and equal rights

Around 50,000 workers in the Slovenian health and care sectors went on strike on February 16 protesting poor working conditions, low salaries, outdated norms and regulations, and violations of the agreements

Italian doctors strike Enough of creeping privatization of health care, say striking Italian doctors

Primary healthcare physicians in Italy held a 48-hour strike on March 1-2, demanding adequate protection of their rights and warning against the creeping privatization of health

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