Public health
Bringing the state closer to people: 25 years of Kerala’s ‘People’s Plan’

This year marked the 25th anniversary of Kerala’s iconic People’s Plan Campaign, which institutionalized community participation in decision-making at the local administrative level

Health workers’ right to strike under threat

Some governments have taken the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse to limit people’s rights, including workers’ right to organize. Across the world, health workers who have organized strikes and other actions have faced repression and threats.

A health system for all of Ireland

People all over Ireland continue to campaign for changes in the health system that would allow universal access on the whole island, independently of borders.

Thousands of doctors, peasants, teachers and truckers stage protests in Paraguay

The unions associated with these diverse sectors are demanding compliance with different agreements reached with the far-right government of president Mario Abdo Benítez

Mark Heywood: Big Pharma continues to brazenly exercise power over countries

Mark Heywood from the Treatment Action Campaign talks to Kajal Bharadwaj on how Big Pharma’s regressive role remains unchanged, the dangers of the rejection of science and the questions posed by public health crises such as COVID-19

Public Services Day: a focus on community health workers

Although they have played a key role for securing access to health care in epidemic conditions, including the Ebola epidemic and COVID-19 pandemic, community health workers are still under-recognized and underpaid

ASHAs, India’s frontline health workers, go on indefinite strike in two states

A.R. Sindhu, National Secretary, Centre of Indian Trade Unions explains why ASHAs are important to India’s health system and why they are on strike.

To end the HIV/AIDS pandemic, we need to end inequities

At 40 years since the beginning of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, the People’s Health Movement speaks to South African activist Mark Heywood

National strike in Colombia also a fight for fair access to health care

Regressive health and tax reforms have sparked protests in Colombia, building upon decades of undermining the public health system and reducing access to the poor and working class.

What’s new in COVID TRIPS waiver negotiations?

Sangeeta Shashikant from the Third World Network looks at the position of different countries, how pharmaceuticals are profiting from the crisis, and the urgent need for the negotiations to be fast tracked and concluded.

COVID-19 in India: ‘Need to strengthen public health system’

Immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath analyses the current COVID-19 crisis in India with Newsclick editor-in-chief Prabir Purkayastha.

Eradicating the inequality virus calls for more than just slogans

The Oxfam inequality report highlights that the impact of COVID-19 has been different across different sections of society. Government policies across the world have enabled the rich and powerful to increase their wealth during the pandemic

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