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The Debate on the Right to Health

Female Genital Mutilation and its Link to Child Marriage

The army of women speaking up in order to warn over three million female children and enlighten them about the risk to suffer Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is increasing day after day, according to the UNO.
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The awakening of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Bank and the WHO?

“Money alone is not the answer [… ] Strong primary health care is capable of meeting the vast majority of communities’ diverse health needs.” – PHCPI Strategy. Last September 2015, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Bank and the World Health Organization (WHO
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Sustainable Development Goals: A Letter To Santa

As a milestone in a long process, the Open Working Group (OWG) mandated by the UN in 2012 to produce a set of proposals for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) delivered its outcome document “for consideration and appropria
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The Ebola virus disease: another wound in Africa’s health

This summer we are throwing an oblique glance at Western Africa, once more, as a result of the detection of a new outbreak of the Ebola disease. And we are looking in this direction because this virus is increasingly of concern for various reasons: first of all and fundament
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Fighting inequality for the defence of the right to health

The World Health Day is celebrated annually on April 7 to commemorate the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in 1948. The theme for World Health Day 2014 is vector-borne diseases. Vectors are small organisms that carry disease from one infecte
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The Struggle for Health: People’s Health Movement

In order to counteract the neoliberal stampede we are at the moment facing, We need connections, synergies, flexible, but strong networks The Troika’s rhetoric of austerity (Central European Bank + European Commission + International Monetary Fund) followed by the autonomous
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Healthcare Personnel: a Global Problem

Nobody doubts these days that having enough health personnel, in terms of quantity and quality, is a crucial element in order to have a sanitary system responsive to the healthcare needs of the population. However, the global situation is far from being acceptable. More than
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International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

Today is the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation/cutting (FGM/C). That’s why, this week the press will drown us in news regarding this awful practice still persists in many African countries and that, in recent years, as a consequence of migrati
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For the right of women to decide for themselves. Medicusmundi declaration on the draft law that would restrict the right to abortion

In 2011 medicusmundi approved a Declaration on Sexual and Reproductive Rights where its position and its commitment regarding the right of women to decide for themselves is stated. Just like a woman cannot be forced to undergo an abortion, she cannot be forced to become a mo
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Activism for the Human Right to Health: People’s Health Movement

At the beginning, back in 2008, some people thought that the Great Crisis was going to question the principles of neoliberal capitalism which had caused it. The truth is that these principles have been strengthened and, in Europe, the same “recipes” imposed on Asia, Africa a
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