April 24, 2014     Philippines
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Friday, March 7th, 2014

Health workers, mothers troop to Fabella hospital, Supreme Court

“We should not keep silent on this issue (of privatization) because health is a people’s right.” – Dr. Eleonor Jara, convenor of No to Privatization of Public Hospitals

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Injured Yolanda victims confined in Manila not receiving any assistance

“Because of the POC modernization, we are being asked to leave the hospital even if the medical treatment has not yet been completed.”

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Patients, employees of Orthopedic Center appeal for TRO on privatization

“We hope our SC justices will open their minds and hearts to the difficulties and hardships of poor patients who are being victimized by privatization and other anti-health policies.” Alliance of Health Workers

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

SC asked to stop privatization of Orthopedic Hospital

Petitioners say the Supreme Court has the perfect opportunity here to give life to state’s constitutional mandate to promote the people’s right to health through the accessibility of affordable health care.

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Fabella ‘modernization’ feared to worsen maternal death rate

‘It is the government’s Constitutional responsibility to improve, develop and modernize public hospitals and public health services. But for the service of the people, and not for profit-oriented investors.’

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

They dance vs. privatization of Fabella

'The government may continue to claim partial ownership of Fabella, but the profit motive in the hospital’s operations is already being introduced and patients’ fees are sure to increase.'

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Amid GOCC fat bonuses, kidney hospital workers demand their rightful incentives

"We refused to be deceived. We do not believe that the NKTI do not have money for the health workers' CNA incentive."

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Health workers call for junking of orthopedic hospital modernization

“The government’s privatization programs are allowing private investors to rake in profit out of people’s illnesses.” -- Alliance of Health Workers

Friday, January 10th, 2014

Measles outbreak, who is to blame?

“The failure of the measles eradication program is but a reflection of the glaring disconnect between national health programs and the actual health situation.” – Kilos Bayan Para sa Kalusugan

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Health workers to intensify protests as gov’t awards Orthopedic Hospital project to Megawide Corp

“By awarding the POC modernization project to the private investor, the Aquino administration had just signed the death sentence for public orthopedic hospital care.”

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

After surviving Typhoon Yolanda, an outbreak of epidemic threatens the people of Eastern, Western Samar

“In Haiti, many people died when the earthquake struck, but a lot more people died when cholera hit the country.” – Linda Benoit, volunteer nurse and president of the Haitian American Nurses Association

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