News: Health
Health - Fri Jul 10 2009
World Bank health work flawed
A recent evaluation of the World Bank’s health work is damning in its criticism of the lender’s approach, particularly in Africa. Meanwhile, the Bank is continuing to push privatisation in public services such as health, education and water, despite fierce criticism.
Human Rights /Health - Mon Jul 06 2009
Namibia: court case highlights workers rights
In a landmark case in Namibia, 22 hotel workers are taking their employer and a doctor to court for allegedly testing them for HIV without their informed consent.
Health - Mon Jun 15 2009
Global campaign to salvage U.N.'s health goals
The global economic crisis, which has pushed millions more into extreme poverty, is threatening to have a devastating impact on the health of women and children.
Health - Wed Apr 15 2009
Health tourism growing in Costa Rica
With traditional tourism hit hard by the global recession, Costa Rica is seeking to draw foreign visitors by offering low-cost, high-quality health care – especially targeting people from the United States, where the same medical procedures can cost up to four times more.
Health /Gender - Thu Mar 19 2009
Position statement by UNAIDS, UNFPA and WHO
"The male latex condom is the single, most efficient, available technology to reduce the sexual transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections."
Health /Gender - Mon Mar 02 2009
Commission on the Status of Women 2009
The Commission on the Status of Women will consider the theme: “The equal sharing of responsibilities between women and men, including caregiving in the context of HIV/AIDS” at its 53rd session.
Human Rights /Health - Tue Feb 10 2009
The People’s Health Movement: progress in Africa
This movement is firmly committed to expanding the Right to Health and Health Care Campaign (RTHHC) in Africa.
Health /Gender - Thu Jan 15 2009
The State of the World's Children 2009
UNICEF's flagship publication addresses maternal mortality, one of the most intractable problems for development work. Having a child remains one of the biggest health risks for women worldwide.
Health /Gender - Thu Nov 20 2008
President’s veto an insult to democracy
The Latin American and Caribbean Women’s Health Network, LACWHN, rejects utterly and with indignation the veto imposed by the President of the Republic of Uruguay, Tabaré Vázquez, with regard to the Law to Defend Sexual and Reproductive Health, which was recently approved by both houses of this country’s legislative branch.
Health - Thu Nov 20 2008
Global call for action around the 30th anniversary of the Alma Ata Declaration
In 1978, at the Alma-Ata Conference, ministers from 134 countries in association with WHO and UNICEF called for 'Health for All by the Year 2000' and identified Primary Health Care as the strategy to achieve it. Unfortunately, that dream never came true.

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