Matheus Falcão of Brazilian Center for Health Studies and the Peoples Health Movement Brazil talks the COVID-19 situation in Brazil and how the government’s decisions got the country to where it is today.
Mexico has quickly become one of the hot-spots of the coronavirus pandemic, Mexican activist Magdiel Sánchez Quiroz discusses the different factors behind the increase
Dr. Hani Serag of the People’s Health Movement talks about the huge number of COVID-19 cases that are being reported across the US.
The national strike has been called in rejection of the national government, its mishandling of the health and economic emergencies and the lack of food and aid for vulnerable population
Health workers organized mobilizations in major cities across the country on June 16, demanding structural refinancing of healthcare, increased staff, employment guarantees and better wages
The corona crisis has also brought to the forefront the crisis in Brazil’s healthcare system. The Sistema Único de Saúde – SUS -, Brazil’s publicly funded health system has been facing dire budget cuts over the past several years while the private system has been steadily growing.
The 73rd World Health Assembly saw the US continue its attack on China and the World Health Organization. The WHA recognized immunization as a global public health good but failed to do the same for vaccines
Former Ambassador M.K. Bhadrakumar talks about the two-day World Health Assembly where COVID-19 was a major focus area
The US decision to cut funding to the WHO pending an investigation is likely to affect its autonomy to determine priorities, as well as make it more dependent on philanthropic organizations.
Jaime Amorim of the National Coordination of the MST and the International Committee of Via Campesina reflects on the primary challenges in public health generated by neoliberal capitalism
The 79-year-old victim died on April 4 but the cause of death was determined to be COVID-19 only on April 7. The Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights has demanded the government clarify the true state of preparedness
A few countries in Africa which have not recorded any cases of COVID-19 are preparing for the impact. These include Lesotho, South Sudan, Comoros and Sao Tome and Principe