Health

31.08.2017

Conversation with Jean Willoughby

Conversation with Jean Willoughby

By Jhon Sanchez I have a sore throat, a cold, for sure. If I were in Colombia, my mother would be looking for herbs in her kitchen garden, or probably she would go out to the local market to find the perfect mixtures of leaves and roots to make a… »

28.08.2017

London is cloaking environmental racism in respectability – but Zambian villagers are fighting back

London is cloaking environmental racism in respectability – but Zambian villagers are fighting back

By Amy Hall 3 August 2017 for openDemocracy Zambian villagers await a landmark judgement that could help hold British companies to account for their actions abroad. Over 1,800 people from farming and fishing communities near Chingola, Zambia are waiting to hear if… »

30.07.2017

The Resistance to Health Care Repeal Rolls On

The Resistance to Health Care Repeal Rolls On

The rolling resistance to the repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), popularly known as Obamacare, is, literally, rolling. At the forefront of the protests against the various draconian repeal bills before the U.S. Senate are people in wheelchairs. Organized by the national nonprofit disability rights group ADAPT… »

27.07.2017

Creative activism towards the restless and moral profile of the pharmaceutical industry

Creative activism towards the restless and moral profile of the pharmaceutical industry

We won’t rest until… is the new hashtag that goes along with Efpia’s campaign, scheduled to promote the restless and moral profile of the pharmaceutical industry. But what is Efpia? The European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industry and Associations (Efpia) is the European body that represents the pharmaceutical companies and their… »

14.07.2017

The most foolish NHS privatisation yet?

The most foolish NHS privatisation yet?

By Michael Thorne 13 July 2017 for openDemocracy If private staffing agency fees are damaging the NHS so much, why on earth does the government keep trying to privatise the in-house agency set up to help the NHS avoid the problem? For the… »

01.07.2017

Medicare for All: It’s A Matter Of Life And Death

Medicare for All: It’s A Matter Of Life And Death

“Kill the bill! Don’t kill me!” chanted protesters in the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, opposing passage of the controversial Senate health care reform bill. President Donald Trump and his Republican allies in Congress are intent on repealing the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), even if their repeal bill is massively… »

25.06.2017

Medicare for All: A Prescription for What Ails Us

Medicare for All: A Prescription for What Ails Us

By Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan President Donald Trump’s long-promised repeal of Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act, edges closer to reality, as the Senate releases its secretly written version of the House’s American Health Care Act—the very bill that Trump first championed, then recently reportedly called “mean.” The Republican… »

24.06.2017

Trump(lack of)care. Red alert for the UK Health System

Trump(lack of)care. Red alert for the UK Health System

If anybody had any doubts about the need to refund, reinstate, protect and develop the UK Health Service the process taking place across the Atlantic is providing us with all the reasons. US Senator Elizabeth Warren explains after reading the Trumpcare Bill: ‘This Is Blood Money’. “Senator has read Republican’s… »

15.06.2017

UK doctor denounces Health Secretary, accuses him of incompetence

UK doctor denounces Health Secretary, accuses him of incompetence

In the recent UK general election, the Minister for Health, Jeremy Hunt, was opposed in his constituency by a doctor standing for the National Health Action Party.  Dr Louise Irvine, sadly lost the vote by a over 20,000 votes yet did herself receive 12,000 votes in her campaign. In his acceptance… »

08.06.2017

Not just Climate. Trump’s exit from Paris agreement has important Health consequences

Not just Climate. Trump’s exit from Paris agreement has important Health consequences

Trump has announced that he is pulling the US out of the Paris Agreement on climate change, following through with a campaign promise to support the coal and oil sector. The Paris Agreement, signed by 195 nations in December 2015, set the global goal to keep the planet from warming… »

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