Right to Health
Protest for health-Spain Progressives mobilize across Spain to protest privatization of healthcare

The protesters demanded strengthening of the public health sector through increased investments and the repeal of laws allowing privatization of health care 

Health workers Protest - Romania Romanian health workers demand improved working conditions

Health workers under the leadership of the Sanitas Federation of Romania are protesting lack of proper infrastructure in hospitals and have demanded the implementation of the promised wage hike

French Left group to introduce bill for public production of medicines

Deputies from La France Insoumise (LFI) and the French Communist Party (PCF) have demanded state-owned production and distribution of medicines. Caroline Fiat, MP from LFI, will introduce a bill on the subject in the French national assembly by next week

Global north has forgotten that private sector wants ill-health

The increasing corporatisation of the health sector has meant that private interests not only play a huge role in determining policy, but also control licensing. This is a threat for countries like India.

Overweight malnutrition Global food system changes led to overweight-malnutrition in low and moderate income countries

Ae Lancet report showed that more than one-third of the low and middle income countries are suffering from overlapping form of malnutrition – 45 out of 123 countries in the 1990s and 48 out of 126 countries in the 2010s

Brazil Indigenous In Bolsonaro’s Brazil, indigenous groups are struggling for basic human rights

Land invasions on indigenous reserves have increased by 150% since Bolsonaro’s election. At least 16 attacks on indigenous communities have been documented thus far, including four homicides, as well as instances of stoning, deforesting, and arson.

Right to health march ‘Our health is not for sale’: Week-long actions across Europe observing World Health Day

As part of the World Health Day on April 7 and the elections to European Parliament, scheduled from May 23 to 26, health activists observed a European Week of Action against the commercialization and privatization of health and social protection from April 1 to 7.

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