Public health
White coats shine a light on Turkey’s precarious health system

Health workers of all profiles continue to protest difficult working conditions, low salaries and workplace violence in Turkey

Health workers hang up their lab coats in protest

Health workers in Konjic, BIH, stopped working in protest against a prolonged financial crisis of key health institutions in the city

Impact of COVID-19 COVID-19-related health care expenditure pushed over half billion people into poverty in 2020, say WHO, World Bank   

The numbers are still rising as governments across the world have failed to create vibrant public health care systems and have left the poor and vulnerable to fend for themselves 

Protest in Tunisia General strike planned against growing waste crisis in Sfax region in Tunisia

The waste crisis which has been ongoing for several months was further aggravated by the reopening of a controversial landfill by the authorities in defiance of court orders, giving rise to environmental and public health concerns

“The common sense of humanity is on our side”: Meet the Plan to Save the Planet

A host of research organizations and political platforms, including the International Peoples’ Assembly, have drafted a Plan to Save the Planet which will be submitted to the UN to be adopted as a resolution

Tory government’s Health and Care Bill passed in UK House of Commons and other stories

Today we look at the UK’s Health and Social Care Bill and it’s impact on the NHS, a US jury ruling holding pharmacies liable for the opioid crisis, and more

Tunisia protests National Guard station burnt down in Tunisia after security forces kill one during anti-landfill protests

Local residents have been opposing the reopening of the landfill for months, expressing concerns about diseases and effects on public health and the environment

Delayed diagnostics, poor treatment: The plight of tuberculosis patients during COVID

Treatment and care for TB patients was sidelined in this period of the pandemic causing the number of deaths from to rise again after many years, and years of progress to be reversed

Workers of Attorney General’s Office in Paraguay begins one-month strike

The workers of the Attorney General’s Office are protesting the budget cuts announced in the ministry for 2022. The unions have condemned that the reduction in budget will affect various areas of its competence in addition to its daily functioning

Paraguayans wage struggle against Abdo’s anti-people policies

Since Monday, doctors, Indigenous people, peasants and teachers have been mobilizing against different policies of president Mario Abdo Benítez’s government

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.

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