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  • PSI participates in 144th Executive Board Session of the WHO

    05 April 2019
    Genevieve Gencianos, PSI, speaking at the WHO Executive Board

    A seven-person delegation from Public Services International (PSI) took part in the 144th session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board which took place in Geneva from 24 January to 1 February. The PSI delegation intervened on five crucial items on the agenda.

  • United Nations adopts Two Landmark Global Compacts on Migrants and on Refugees

    04 April 2019
    Health workers caring for refugees

    In December 2018, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the UN Global Compact for Migration and the UN Global Compact on Refugees. The compacts were adopted after two years of intensive consultations and negotiations. PSI actively engaged in advocacy and lobbying during these processes and welcomed their adoption.

  • WHO, ILO and OECD Launch the International Platform on Health Worker Mobility

    04 April 2019
    Participants at the launch of the international platform on Health Worker Mobility

    The World Health Organization (WHO), International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) jointly launched the International Platform on Health Worker Mobility, in a first meeting held on 13-14 September 2019 at the WHO Headquarters in Geneva.

  • Liberia: Trade union actions on decent work for people with disabilities

    04 April 2019
    Daintowon Domah Paybayee, Advocate for persons with disabilities in Liberia

    The Liberia Labor Congress held a joint workshop with ILO ACTRAV and the ILO Abuja office on decent work for persons with disabilities in December 2018. Since the end of the civil war in 2003, the nation has made significant progress towards decent work for all, but still has progress to make on eliminating social, economic and cultural injustice for persons with disability.

  • Government set to reform Kenya’s health system

    04 April 2019
    Sicily Kariuk, Cabinet Secretary for Health and James Wambugu, Chair of the panel of experts.

    Kenya’s National Health Insurance Fund is undergoing reform, and the government has called on an independent panel of experts to assist. The objective is for the country to progress to universal health coverage. The main issue must be the building of a strong public health system, putting people over profit.

  • Unions, Social Inequalities and the Senegalese Health System

    04 April 2019
    Dr. Mbaye Kamara

    From the 1980s, the Senegalese health system has evolved from a relatively modern and efficient system into a two-tiered system of privatised and commercialised healthcare delivery. Private provision has become increasingly widespread, while user fees and pharmaceutical charges finance a significant part of the public health sector.

  • 25 Years After Apartheid: Health Inequities Persist in South Africa

    04 April 2019
    Young workers at the PSI People’s National Health Insurance Conference.

    Although South Africa’s health system has undergone many positive changes in the last 25 years, social inequalities in health are widening across social groups and races. 50 million South Africans access the under-funded public health system while just over 8 million have access to well-resourced private care that is steeped in corruption.