European Network against privatization and commercialization of Health and Social protection
  • Barcelona Declaration of 16 November 2018

    The Barcelona Declaration of the European Network against Privatization and Commercialization of Health and Social Protection, on the occasion of the meeting on 16 and 17 November 2018.

    The European Network calls on trade union organisations, networks, collectives and delegations in Europe to continue and intensify actions against the commodification of health and social protection and to join the European Year "For our Health" launched on 7 April 2018.

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  • Putting People’s Health First: Improving Access to Medicines in Europe

    The European Network against the commercialization and privatization of health and social protection and the Belgian Platform for action on health and solidarity are supporting the European election Manifesto of the European Alliance for Responsible R&D and Affordable Medicines.

    EU investments need to be driven by public health needs and ensure the accessibility, availability and affordability of the R&D results. Open science, including open data and access to publications, should be adopted as standard practice.

    Read more about this Manifesto here!

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  • In France, a national demonstration on the 11th of December of social workers

    In child protection, specialized prevention, housing, social centres, local missions... the social is burning!

    Everywhere, women employees are mobilizing to denounce the breakdown of the social sector, the destruction of public services, the drastic reduction of budgets in associations and the destructive arrival of the financial world and commercial privatization in the social sector.

    In Lille on 11 December 2018, let us make the voice of our camp heard, the voice of social and medico-social employees, the voice of the people and families we support.

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  • Spain: National demonstration on the 10th of December

    After two days of fighting against the extension of waiting lists, in January and May of this year, with varying success rates depending on the territories, the State Coordination of the Mareas Blancas takes the initiative to launch a major demonstration on December 10!

    The gatherings will extend from North to South and from East to West. The idea is not only to launch the initiative, but to work from the bottom up and from the top down. As explained by Terrassa workers: when a local initiative is already in place, workers are actively involved and can therefore speak at staff meetings, works councils and trade union sections.

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  • PHA4: Austerity measures are the biggest impediment to access to healthcare

    On the sidelines of the fourth People’s Health Assembly (16- 19 November 2018) in Bangladesh, activists from Spain, Greece, Croatia, Italy and the UK speak about the issues related to health in the region. The activists condemned the wave of austerity measures in the European region, which has become a major obstacle in the goal towards health for all.

    Check out the video here!!

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  • Global Health Watch 5: Health threatened by trade agreements

    This article is a summary of a chapter written by the working group "Determinants of International Health" of Be-cause Health and the Belgian Platform for Action on Health and Solidarity in the "Global Health Watch 5 (GHW5)". GHW5 is the alternative report on international health of the People’s Health Movement.

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  • Presentation of the European Year "All for Health" 2018-2019

    With a view towards the May 2019 European elections, the European Network organizes the European Health Campaign "All for health: One year to say no to the commodification of health".

    Don’t wait any longer! Contact sarah.melsens@gezondheid-solidariteit.be if your interested in participating in the campaign!

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  • 7 April 2018: Launch of the campaign: One year to say no to the commodification of health!

    Once again, citizens and health professionals have joined forces to denounce the commodification of health. Hundreds of organisations, networks, collectives, delegations and trade unions in Europe and throughout the world organized actions in more than 69 cities for World Health Day on 7 April.

    The actions were supported by thousands of white sheets hung on the windows of institutions, hospitals, medical homes or offices of associations and visible in the streets and on the squares (follow the link for the map of actions and photo album).

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