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Health, Rights, Action Reloaded!

Towards a participatory process to strengthen movements for the right to health
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More than a pandemic

In times of economic crisis, we have had politicians indifferent to the suffering of others, cutting on acquired rights, faithfully applying imposed recipes, trying to destroy basic public services, including health
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Global Notebooks X: Barcelona

I have seen so many avoidable deaths, that now that countries are closing, , I cannot help to feel questioned as a human being and to ask myself what has happened now to have the world paralysed?
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We need strong public health care to contain the global corona pandemic

The corona virus (COVID-19) outbreak has spread from China to over a hundred countries in less than two months. As of March 10th, confirmed cases were above 100.000 and deaths over 4.000.
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Global Notebooks VII – Barcelona

Seventh article of opinion of the Coordinator of International Relations written from Barcelona. The patients were piled on stretchers in the emergency corridor while the professionals were not able to respond to all the needs.
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Global notebooks III – Between Maputo and Quito

Third opinion article of the International Relations Coordinator from Mozambique, the first destination of a mission that will take him to Ecuador, Bolivia and Bosnia. Reflections on health as a right and the health as a result of both national and international politics and
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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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Strengthening the Primary Health Care Management Competencies of the Maputo City Council in Mozambique

Mozambique ranks third from last in terms of the UNDP’s Human Development Index 2014. Maputo is the country’s capital and its largest city: it gathers circa 40% of the Mozambique urban population and represents 20.2% of the country’s GDP. Since the passing of the Act 2
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Improving Pharmaceutical Drugs Management in Maputo, Mozambique

One of the key elements in a health system is sound management, that’s the reason why we are working on the strengthening of the capacities of the institutions responsible for the management and the planning of primary healthcare services in Mozambique (and in the rest of co
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Fighting for PHC in Mozambique: is it possible to defend something one lacks?

A few months ago, in a conversation with Dr. Helder Martins, former Mozambican Minister of Health, he commented that Primary Health Care (PHC) does not exist in Mozambique. He argued that, contrary to what happened during the first years after independence, the health system
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