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  • Political will is required to get rid of malaria

    25 April 2018

    On Wednesday 25 April, PSI affiliates join the World Health Organization (WHO), governments, and civil society organisations to observe the World Malaria Day 2018. The day serves to provide information on the year-long implementation of national malaria-control strategies, including community-based activities for malaria prevention and treatment in endemic areas.

  • New ILO guidelines to ensure decent work in Public Emergency Services (PES)

    25 April 2018

    Unions from every PSI region successfully negotiated new ILO guidelines to ensure decent work in public emergency services (PES). Workers, employers and governments adopted the new guidelines on 20 April 2018, which will be presented to the November 2018 ILO Governing Body for approval.

  • Addressing gender biases and inequities in the health and social care workforce is critical to achieving the SDGs

    24 April 2018

    PSI’s updated research “Tackling Violence in the Health Sector - A Trade Union Response” was highlighted in a webinar held on March 5 by the WHO’s Global Health Workforce Network (GWHN) thematic hub on Gender Equity in the Health and Social Workforce. The updated publication was one of four submissions in the webinar that showcased the wide range of research, policies and actions to achieve gender-transformative change in the health and social workforce.

  • Zimbabwean Vice President fires 16 000 striking nurses

    20 April 2018

    The Zimbabwean government has fired all nurses who went on strike earlier this week. This extraordinary move might be a tactical attempt by the government to force the nurses back to work. Now the striking nurses are refusing to accept the government’s statement announcing their sacking.

  • Health for All campaign in West Africa

    20 April 2018

    The West Africa Health Sector Unions’ Network (WAHSUN) launched its Health for All West in Africa Campaign, in Abuja, Nigeria on 10 April 2018. This is the sub-regional momentum of the PSI global campaign for the Right to Health.

  • Striking nurses win in Delhi, India!

    19 April 2018

    After a 9 day strike, nurses at the Maharaja Agrasen Hospital in Delhi, India have successfully won better pay, conditions and nurse to patient ratios.

  • PSI statement on UNCSW62

    18 April 2018

    Union women from around the world attended the 62nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW62), which took place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 12-23 March 2018.