Public healthcare
Peruvian health workers’ strike enters third week

Since January 13, thousands of healthcare professionals from a dozen health workers’ unions have been carrying out an indefinite national strike, demanding a greater budget for the public health sector and better working conditions, among other demands

Venezuela sends oxygen tanks to the Brazilian Amazonas state amid COVID-19 surge

The sudden surge in numbers of COVID-19 cases in the state has caused a collapse in the public health system with a lack of ICU beds and oxygen

Peruvian health workers embark on an indefinite strike

The healthcare professionals are demanding a greater budget for the public health sector in 2021 given the unprecedented situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Chomsky and Prashad: Three major threats to life on earth that we must address in 2021

Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad discuss the threats humanity and earth face today that require urgent attention

Municipal Health Services-Netherlands Dutch socialists demand greater expenditure on municipal health services

Last week, the Socialist Party (SP) in the Netherlands demanded adequate funding for the Municipal Health Services (GGD) in the country to bolster preventive measures against any health crisis

Youth Protest-Russia Communist youth in Russia protest budget cuts in health sector

Even as Russia faces an acute health and social crisis due to COVID-19, the federal budget for 2021-2023 calls for cuts of 200 billion rubles (USD 2.64 billion) in the overall state allocation for the health sector

Irish Nurses Campaign Irish nursing union demands end to exploitation of student nurses and midwives

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) has demanded that the country’s health minister ensure sufficient remuneration and safety for student nurses and midwives, who are in the front line of the fight against COVID-19

COVID-19 in Portugal Portuguese communists call to strengthen National Health Service to fight fresh spike in COVID-19

The Portuguese government has announced new lockdown restrictions in 121 municipalities across the country in the wake of a fresh spike in COVID-19 cases. A record number of 4,656 COVID-19 cases were reported on October 30

Public healthcare strikes continue in Kenya as workers demand their rights

Doctors and nurses at Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi have downed tools. Meanwhile, the strike by medics in Embu county’s government hospitals was called off after the government committed to a timeline to address their grievances

Health workers protest-Belgium Massive rally in Belgium demands refinancing of healthcare

Participants in the rally held on September 13 denounced the commodification of healthcare and demanded massive refinancing of health services in the country through investments in infrastructure

South Korea doctors strike ends South Korean doctors end strike after deal with government 

Thousands of doctors, medical interns and trainees and medical students went on strike from August 23, protesting the government’s proposed healthcare reform plan

COVID19 in Central Asia COVID-19 shows the need to rebuild public health systems in Central Asian countries

Most of the countries in central Asia have been reluctant to reimpose restrictions due to the economic fallout. This has led to a massive jump in the total number of new infections and deaths in late June and July

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