health care

  • November 8, 2013

    Yanomami Indians from Brazil and Venezuela met last month in Venezuela to discuss indigenous rights and national policies with government officials and NGOs.

  • September 12, 2013

    Protecting the health of migrants is a matter of human rights, according to a report by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) along with the World Health Organisation and UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR). This raises important ethical and legal concerns, especially in countries bringing in measures which reduce migrants’ access to healthcare or damage their health. (

  • August 1, 2013

    Campaigners have hailed an "incredible" court decision that the government's attempts to destroy casualty and maternity services at Lewisham Hospital are unlawful.

  • February 18, 2013

    The marketisation of the health service "has gone too far", two Church of England bishops have suggested, following the latest scandal.

  • February 7, 2013

    A report on why Mid Staffordshire hospital failings went unchecked for so long makes important points. Robert Francis QC, who led the inquiry, avoided the temptation to blame all that went wrong on a few people who could then be punished, or call for yet another round of reorganisation. Instead he revealed disturbing flaws in the culture of the NHS and other agencies linked with health and social care.

  • November 15, 2012

    The NHS in England is "sleepwalking into a crisis" with more than 61,000 frontline posts destined for the axe, says the Royal College of Nursing.

  • October 26, 2012

    The United Nations health agency has called for renewed efforts to boost the political will needed for the global campaign against polio.

  • February 11, 2012

    Organisations of health professionals have been lining up to denounce the Health and Social Care Bill. In view of the potential hazards to patients arising from reforms to the National Health Service in England, it is not hard to understand why.

  • November 22, 2011

    The Vatican has set the scene for the twenty-sixth international conference organised by the Pontifical Council for Health Pastoral Care this week.

  • October 11, 2011

    The Health and Social Care Bill passing through UK’s Parliament is prompting heated debate, says Savi Hensman. The government claims that this and other reforms to the National Health Service (NHS) will improve patient care. Campaigners fear that they reflect further steps towards privatisation and a fragmented system, which they believe will be harmful to those in most need.