Marianella Kloka

Marianella Kloka is a 48 year old woman, living in Athens, Greece. She has been a member of the Humanist Movement since 1990 and is a founding member of World without Wars and Violence in Greece. Currently she works as an advocacy officer for the NGO PRAKSIS. Twitter: @MarianellaKloka | Facebook: marianella.kloka

Epidemics Can’t Be Stopped Without Trust

From Ebola to COVID-19, epidemics are fueled by fear and misinformation. Vaccines are refused; people protest unwanted public health measures; and in the chaos generated by traditional and social media, viruses keep spreading. So, how do we fix a global…

Papadimoulis’ commitment to create a wider political front for patents in the EU

20 January 2021. At the initiative of the office of the former Minister of Health, Andreas Xanthos, a very interesting discussion was organized on the subject of vaccines, of patents, the EU’s position and that of the member states, the…

Vaccine for covid-19: Russia, WHO and European Medicines Agency

In the global race for the coronavirus vaccine that has plagued humanity with 737,417 deaths, we are currently encountering 139 attempts, of which 28 are in the clinical evaluation phase, according to data from the World Health Organization. If you…

Coronavirus and “reception policies in the Greek islands”

The chronicles of recent days have reported the death of another human being in the Greek territory in the camp of Moria. This time it is a 21-year-old Afghan. According to the articles from the local press, the young man…

Important Statements in the 1st Day of the 73rd World Health Assembly

During the first day of the 73rd World Health Assembly[1] that took place through a teleconference based in Geneva, lots of leaders of states and heads of other Organizations made important statements backing the 7 pages draft resolution[2] proposed by…

Ellen ‘t Hoen on the initiative of a global patent pool to combat covid-19

Ellen ‘t Hoen, is a lawyer who has been advocating for public health issues for more than 30 years, specializing in policies related to the pharmaceutical industry and intellectual property. She has worked as a consultant to governments, international organizations…

“We need different priorities in the field of pharmaceutical innovation”

Following the threat of legal action against the Italian open source researchers Fracassi and Ramaioli from the company contracted to provide respiratory devices for a hospital in the Italian city of Chiari, we spoke with Panos Papadopoulos, lawyer and social…

Covering the Needs of Massive Production of Masks with 3D Low Cost Printing

In the battle to meet the needs in consumables and especially masks and stethoscopes, various scientists around the world are involved. Their weapon is 3D printing which seems to help in many areas, as we saw in a previous article…

[Pressenza Greece] Vimeo closes our account and sends us, happily, to PeerTube

“Don’t write to me by gmail anymore, I want to leave google little by little”, I told my friends and family for a year. I’ve created a free and secure email account, and I’m fighting for this change, which is…

Pressenza: annual global meeting of editorial teams

The annual meeting of the Pressenza Press Agency ended on 9 June. Members from Chile, Ecuador, Costa Rica, United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Spain, Greece and France participated. Members of the editorial teams from Catalonia, Italy and Argentina were…

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