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  • Right to Health - Issue 01 (March/April 2017)

    16 March 2017

    Get the latest global news on health and social care services. People over Profit! #PublicHealth4All. Right to Health newsletter Issue 01/2017.

  • ILO Health Sectorial Tripartite Meeting

    15 March 2017

    The ILO Tripartite Meeting on Improving Employment and Working Conditions in Health Services will be at the International Labour Office, Geneva, on 24-28 April.

  • The future of health

    15 March 2017
    OECD ministerial

    The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) organised a Public Forum on the Future of Health in January. This was immediately followed by its Health Ministerial meeting on the next generation of health reforms.

  • Tax the rich and fund healthcare

    15 March 2017

    There is consensus that health for all is critical for sustainable development. Lack of resources is often presented as the major challenge to achieving this. But the problem is not one of inadequate resources, it is a lack of political will to change the situation.

  • President Park is gone for good – and trade unions played a major role in making it happen

    15 March 2017

    The impeachment of Park Geun-hye, now former President of South Korea, is not only the culmination of a political scandal involving corruption. It is also a victory built by the trade union movement which, relentless, denounced for years the abuses against workers committed by her regime.

  • It's time to unite and fight for Health for All

    15 March 2017
    Rosa Pavanelli, PSI General Secretary

    The enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health," was declared a human right, back in 1948, when the World Health Organization was established to help implement it. This principle is reflected in the constitutions of many countries. Significant improvements were made after this declaration, particularly in industrialised countries, but despite several inter-governmental covenants on universal health coverage, we remain very far from ensuring the human right to health for all.

  • Costa Rica: Quality public healthcare system in danger

    15 March 2017
    Demonstration by BUSSCO in Costa Rica

    Since the 1990s, neoliberal policies have claimed victims in the public services sector run by the Costa Rican state. The rise of the neoliberal globalization which is expanding with free trade, has involved big businesses aggressive pursuit of new sources of profit. This is the reason behind the waves of privatization of public services like water, education, health and others.