Ebola Response

Deaths to health workers accounted for six percent of all deaths confirmed as due to EVD, even to the end of the outbreaks. Over 500 health workers, including members of PSI affiliated unions, were killed in the line of duty. PSI is actively lobbying national governments, the ILO and WHO and working with health and allied care workers in our unions to rebuild health systems that can resist future outbreaks in the context of universal access to essential healthcare, which is the core of the post-2015 agenda for health.

World Health Day 2016: Our health is not for sale!

07 April 2016

On Thursday April 7, Public Services International joins in the worldwide celebration of World Health Day.

Liberian healthcare workers: the unsung heroes of the Ebola crisis

31 March 2016

PSI is proud to nominate two exceptional candidates for the WHO’s 2016 International Health Workforce Awards which recognizes outstanding health workers and individuals who have demonstrated significant achievements in the field of human resources for health (HRH). Both candidates are members of PSI affiliate the National Health Workers Association of Liberia (NAHWAL).

Weak health systems caused the Ebola crisis in Liberia

16 March 2016

Liberia was the third country to be hit by the Ebola crisis in 2014-2015. Over 10,000 cases and almost 5,000 deaths were reported. Health workers in particular were severely hit due to the lack of personal protective equipment, medication and material, as well as knowledge of the disease.

Strengthening our health systems

15 July 2015

PSI-affiliated health sector unions in Ghana celebrated West Africa Health Organization (WAHO) Day on 9 July 2015. This year’s celebration took place at the Registered Nurses Hostel in Accra. This celebration goes on not only in Ghana but other West African Countries as well.

PSI Executive Board: the members talk

28 May 2015
Veronika Karlsson, President of VISION, Sweden

Representatives of PSI affiliates met in Geneva on 27-28 May 2015 for the PSI Executive Board meeting. PSI interviewed some Executive Board members and asked them about their union’s activities. Please click on the names to watch the video interviews.

Statement from workers and unions at the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

18 March 2015
First responders after Hurricane Sandy in 2012

Public Services International published this statement on the last day of the UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, held at Sendai, Japan, on 14-18 March 2015.

Reducing disaster risk – what about the workers?

18 March 2015
David Boys, PSI Deputy General Secretary

PSI unions from around the world are lobbying and networking at the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, held in Sendai, Japan from 14 to 18 March, 2015. Governments are negotiating final text to guide disaster policy, and have hardly mentioned workers.