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Resolution 9: Health sector

30 November, 2012

The 29th World Congress of Public Services International (PSI)
meeting in Durban, South Africa, on 27-30 November 2012

NOTES the following:

The health sector is one of the Public Services International groups with the greatest presence and number of affiliates, including in the Southern Cone, and affiliates in Chile have undertaken a significant programme of work to promote quality public health services and reject public policies that promote the transfer of health service provision to the private sector.

Therefore, Congress RESOLVES that/to:

  1. The Public Services International will continue to fight plans to privatise the health sector promoted by governments in Latin America and the rest of the world, in its various forms, including outsourcing, concessions or privatisation of health services.
  2. The Public Services International will generate alliances with organised civil society actors, student groups and users of public health systems in order to take action to defend public health and guarantee quality public health for all the population.
  3. The Public Services International will continue to develop its global policy to guarantee workplace health and safety for health workers, in the context of the wave of violence from users and the armed forces against health workers.
  4. STRENGTHEN and CONTINUE the work of the Health Services Task Force, allocating more resources to it so it can have longer annual meetings of at least four days.

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