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Health

72nd World Health Assembly (Geneva)

Date: 
20 May, 2019 to 28 May, 2019

Fresenius: unions launch first-ever global care workers’ alliance

15 May 2019

In parallel with Fresenius’ annual general meetings of shareholders, trade unions will launch the Fresenius Global Union Alliance on 16 and 17 May in Frankfurt/Main, Germany. Unions demand that the healthcare giant negotiates a Global Agreement to secure workers' rights in all its operations.

Reality of Right to Health in Niger - Political commitment needed

26 April 2019
Nouhou Mamadou Badje from Niger

Guaranteeing the health of the Nigerien population is a constitutional obligation which is supposed to be binding on the government. The right to health is a fundamental human right enshrined in the constitution. But as Nouhou Mamadou Badje from the union SUSAS in Niger, reports, the reality thus far is quite different from the provision of the law.

PSI commiserates with WHO on the killing of Epidemiologist fighting Ebola

25 April 2019

19 April was a bad Friday, as Dr Richard Valery Mouzoko Kiboung, a Cameroonian epidemiologist working with the World Health Organization was killed by armed militants in civilian clothing, at the Butembo University Hospital, in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Right to Health - Volume 2, Issue 1 2019 (Jan-Mar)

17 April 2019
Coverpage of PSI Right to Health quarterly
Get the latest global news on health and social care services. People over Profit! #PublicHealth4All. Right to Health Quarterly Volume 2, Issue 01 (Jan-Mar 2019).

7 April - Time for Universal Public Health Care

5 Apr 2019

Health is a human right. The 2019 World Health Day (WHD) is an opportunity to advocate for every woman, man and child to have access to quality public health.

People over profit: End policies that undermine Health for All

05 April 2019
A young woman holds a People over Profit banner at a demonstration

PSI’s vision is one of a better future, based on social and economic justice, and efficient, accessible public services around the world. Campaigns to influence policy internationally and nationally is thus central to our work. PSI General Secretary Rosa Pavanelli shows how Right to Health Quarterly, serves as our voice to advance the goal of universal public healthcare.

IMF conditionalities promote unhealthy conditions

05 April 2019

A report by EURODAD investigates the IMF policy of attaching policy conditions to its loans. Not only do these conditionalities undermine the sovereignty of countries that receive IMF loans, they also promote austerity measures to detriment of public services.

The impacts of austerity on health

05 April 2019
Health sector workers checking through files

Austerity is a policy used by governments to save money, either as an overall reduction in government spending as a percentage of GPD (Gross Domestic Product), or specific reductions in government spending. However it is defined, austerity causes specific losses to specific people.

PSI participates in 144th Executive Board Session of the WHO

05 April 2019
Genevieve Gencianos, PSI, speaking at the WHO Executive Board

A seven-person delegation from Public Services International (PSI) took part in the 144th session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board which took place in Geneva from 24 January to 1 February. The PSI delegation intervened on five crucial items on the agenda.