Peoples’ Health Movement (PHM)
The year 2022 for health in Africa

The Atlas of African Health Statistics 2022 gauges the overall health situation in Africa by measuring certain key statistics. The picture is not a pretty one.

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.

11 months in Israeli prison: Shatha Odeh’s struggle for basic rights

Palestinian health activist Shatha Odeh who was released recently after spending months in Israeli prisons describes the struggle for basic rights while incarcerated

Palestinians suffer inhumane health conditions under the 15-year blockade of Gaza

A human rights report reveals how the Israeli apartheid regime’s blockade of Gaza prevents Palestinians from accessing their human right to health

Kenya health services Healthcare in Kenya remains elusive due to commercialization

A report by the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights shines light on harmful effects of commercialization of health in Kenya among communities living in informal urban settlements

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

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.

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

Iran says significant progress made on JCPOA, hardest issues remain and other stories

Today we look at the developments in the 8th round of JCPOA talks, the Rohingya genocide case in the International Court of Justice, and more

The clarion call of Health for All!

Roman Vega, Global Coordinator of People’s Health Movement, talks to Peoples Dispatch about the path ahead for the movement as well as measures that need to be taken in order to achieve them

European Union prefers corporate profits over the health of people across the world

By showing reluctance on the patent waiver on COVID-19-related products even after the majority of its population is vaccinated, the EU leadership has once again taken the side of Big Pharma and perpetuated vaccine apartheid