Public healthcare
Uruguayan workers protest the economic crisis and high cost of living

Thousands of Uruguayans took part in a partial national strike called for by the PIT-CNT and mobilized against the right-wing national government, its austerity policies, rising hunger, high cost of living, privatization of public companies, among other issues

Greece healthcare privatization A “New NHS” or another way to degrade public health in Greece?

In Greece, a reform of the public health system that benefits the private sector has been met with resistance from health workers and progressive groups

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.

Health systems, pandemic response and social participation: lessons from Latin America

Latin America has been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, following years of privatization and fragmentation of health systems, and low public investment in health

Strident opposition builds up to Tory government’s Health and Care Bill

The Conservative government’ Health and Care Bill 2021-22 is currently undergoing deliberations at the committee stage in the House of Lords. Critics say it will lead to greater private control over the National Health Service

Movements in the US call to expand healthcare access

The Nonviolent Medicaid Army organized a week of action from September 13-20 to strengthen calls to expand healthcare coverage and unite organizations working on the issue

Doctors strike Nigeria Resident doctors in Nigeria go on indefinite strike over salary delays and poor work conditions

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors also claimed that only one out of 19 families of doctors who died during COVID-19 work have been paid compensation, so far

COVID-19 in Brazil: Over half a million deaths and a tale of political incompetence

The inadequate approach of Jair Bolsonaro’s administration has strongly contributed to the horrific death toll in Brazil due to COVID-19. Support for his policies has hit a record low, as he faces an inquiry for deliberately spreading the virus

Across the globe, health workers push back against informalization, austerity and poor conditions

Doctors have been applauded as heroes during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the working conditions of many physicians, especially junior doctors in the Global South, have been on the decline for years, leading to an increase in discontent and protests

What can India learn from its response to the pandemic?

It has been one year since the Narendra Modi government in India imposed a nationwide lockdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

MSF reports civilians killed by Ethiopian soldiers in Tigray and other stories

Today we take a look at recent reports of the killing of civilians in the Tigray region, custodial deaths of Indigenous people in Australia, police repression against a protest in Jordan, and the key lessons learned as India marks 1 year of the Covid-19 lockdown