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  • Missing the mark on gender equality

    25 April 2019

    Governments don’t do enough to ensure womxn’s* rights to social protection and public services. A joint response from trade unions, and feminist, womxn’s rights and social justice organisations to the CSW63 Agreed Conclusions.

  • "We require a strong and well-resourced public sector"

    19 April 2019

    On 18 April, PSI Deputy General Secretary David Boys took part in the Forum on Financing for Development at the United Nations in New York, where he spoke on behalf of the CSO FFD group. Watch his intervention here.

  • Right to Health - Volume 2, Issue 1 2019 (Jan-Mar)

    17 April 2019
    Coverpage of PSI Right to Health quarterly
    Get the latest global news on health and social care services. People over Profit! #PublicHealth4All. Right to Health Quarterly Volume 2, Issue 01 (Jan-Mar 2019).
  • UN report says global tax system needs urgent reform

    09 April 2019

    The fourth edition of United Nations “Financing for Sustainable Development Report 2019” says a failure to reshape both national and international financial systems will undermine the SDGs and limit our ability to end extreme poverty and combat climate change.

  • People over profit: End policies that undermine Health for All

    05 April 2019
    A young woman holds a People over Profit banner at a demonstration

    PSI’s vision is one of a better future, based on social and economic justice, and efficient, accessible public services around the world. Campaigns to influence policy internationally and nationally is thus central to our work. PSI General Secretary Rosa Pavanelli shows how Right to Health Quarterly, serves as our voice to advance the goal of universal public healthcare.

  • IMF conditionalities promote unhealthy conditions

    05 April 2019

    A report by EURODAD investigates the IMF policy of attaching policy conditions to its loans. Not only do these conditionalities undermine the sovereignty of countries that receive IMF loans, they also promote austerity measures to detriment of public services.

  • The impacts of austerity on health

    05 April 2019
    Health sector workers checking through files

    Austerity is a policy used by governments to save money, either as an overall reduction in government spending as a percentage of GPD (Gross Domestic Product), or specific reductions in government spending. However it is defined, austerity causes specific losses to specific people.