Health

World Health Assembly – 71st Session (Geneva)

Date: 
21 May, 2018 to 26 May, 2018

The path to the Human Right to healthcare in Fiji is at risk

16 May 2018

Earlier this month the Fiji Nursing Association’s held a two day symposium Nurses: A voice to lead – Health is a Human Right. The symposium was inspirational and provided some hope for achieving the global Sustainable Development Goals, but it was also a moment of identified risks and human rights not met.

Right to Health - Issue 04 (April/May 2018)

09 May 2018

Get the latest global news on health and social care services. People over Profit! #PublicHealth4All. Right to Health newsletter Issue 04 (April/May 2018).

Working for Health in East Africa: Health and Social Sector Unions meeting and launch of the HEALTH FOR ALL IN EAST AFRICA Campaign (Kenya)

Date: 
9 May, 2018 to 10 May, 2018

PSI affiliates in the health and social services sector will gather in Nairobi on 9-10 May 2018 to launch the Health for All in East Africa campaign. This will be the culmination of a 2-day workshop which will also mark the formation of the East African Health Sector Unions Network.

PSI Celebrates Ghana’s 2018 Best Worker, Donald Gyimah of the HSWU

04 May 2018

On May Day, Comrade Donald Gyimah, a member of PSI’s affiliated union the Health Services Workers’ Union (HSWU) in Ghana, was announced as the 2018 National Best Worker.

Zimbabwe's sacked nurses return to work

02 May 2018

Around 16,000 nurses in Zimbabwe resumed work bringing to an end one week of strikes that affected health services in the country.

Decent Work for Health for All

27 April 2018

The health workforce is the backbone of the health and social care delivery system. Achieving health for all requires universal access to a well-motivated health and social workforce, globally. The World Health Organization noted that there will be a shortfall of 18 million health and social workers by 2030 if urgent steps are not taken immediately. And that would make it impossible for universal health care to be instituted, as envisaged in Agenda 2030.

28 April: fight for safe, healthy and decent workplaces

27 April 2018

7,850 workers die every day from accidents at the workplace or occupational diseases stemming largely from poor working conditions. 2.78 million workers continue to die each year from work-related injuries and illnesses. 2.4 million of these deaths can be attributed to work-related diseases alone.

The future of health in Africa

27 April 2018

Over the last year, there have been renewed deliberations on what direction the pathways to health for all in Africa would take. The 1st World Health Organization Africa Forum held in Kigali, Rwanda on 27-28 June 2017 set the context, with the theme: “Putting People First: The Road to Universal Health Coverage in Africa”. The Geneva Graduate Institute encouraged further discussion with a panel discussion on “The Future of Health in Africa” on 23 January 2018.