The International Association of Health Policy (IAHP) is a scientific, political and cultural organisation founded in 1977. It is an international network of scholars, health workers and activists with the aim of promoting the scientific analysis of public health issues and a forum for international comparisons and debate on health policy issues.

Second Annual World Social Forum, Porto Alegre

From January 31 to February 4, heads of top transnational corporations and international political leaders will meet at the WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM (WEF) in New York City.

In dedicated and informed opposition, the Second Annual World Social Forum WSF is underway from January 31 to Febrary 5, in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Here, representatives from international human
rights to labor to student organizations will stand in solidarity against

2002 IAHP/FADSP Mallorca Conference papers

...other papers will be gradually added

Recortes de 10 per ciento de l' asistencia Danesa


El nuevo gobierno de derecha electo en Dinamarca está proponiendo, en estos días, recortes del orden del 10 por ciento al programa de asistencia Danesa a proyectos de ayuda en el extranjero.

Este valor es de aproximadamente USD 200 millones anualmente - o una reducción del 1.0 al 0.9 por ciento del Producto Bruto Interno. Además es probable que los fondos especiales propuestos para el seguimiento de la Cumbre de Rio de 1992 sean reducidos a más de la mitad. Las figuras exactas serán publicadas el 29 de Enero de 2002.

Danish Overseas Aid cut by 10 percent

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Denmark's newly elected Liberal-Conservative Government is planning to cut back Danish Overseas Development Aid by 10 percent.

This is equal to approx. USD 200 million a year - or a reduction from 1.0 to 0.90 percent of GNP. Furthermore, it is likely that the additional funds for the follow-up of the 1992 Rio World Summit will be cut by more than half. The exact figures will be published on January 29, 2002.

Dr. Barghouthi's Arrest by Israeli Army (5th January 2002)

Dr. Barghouthi's Arrest, and the Israeli Military's Brutal Treatment of Dr.Barghouthi and European Delegates

Dr.Barghouthi is the president of the Union of Palestinian Medical Relief Committees (UPMRC), which won the WHO World Health Award 2001

source: PHA, updated by Pam Zimkin

5 January 2002

New York City Labor against the war

New York City Labor Against the War

At this critical time, we at "Ground Zero/NYC" appeal to trade unionists of all cities and countries to endorse the statement below.

September 27, 2001--421 Signers as of October 19, 2001 (20:45)

September 11 has brought indescribable suffering to New York City's working people. We have lost friends, family members and coworkers of all colors, nationalities and religions'a thousand of them union members. An estimated one hundred thousand New Yorkers will lose their jobs.

Private finance & "value for money" by A. Pollock et al

Pollock AM, Shaoul J, Vickers N.

Private finance and "value for money" in NHS hospitals: a policy in search of a rationale?

British Medical Journal, 2002; 324: 1205-1209

Summary points:
The private finance initiative (PFI) brings no new capital investment into public services and is a debt which has to be serviced by future generations.

The government's case for using PFI rests on a value for money assessment skewed in favour of private finance

Using Scientific Critiques as an Instrument to Resist Foreign Domination

D Banerji, New Delhi

Using Scientific Critiques as an Instrument to Resist Foreign Domination


Uninsured Hispanics Up 50% Last Decade in USA

submitted by: PNHP

Higher mortality in for-profit hospitals

P.J. Devereaux, Peter T.L. Choi, Christina Lacchetti, Bruce Weaver, Holger J. Schünemann, Ted Haines, John N. Lavis, Brydon J.B. Grant, David R.S. Haslam, Mohit Bhandari, Terrence Sullivan, Deborah J. Cook, Stephen D. Walter, Maureen Meade, Humaira Khan, Neera Bhatnagar and Gordon H. Guyatt

A systematic review and meta-analysis of studies comparing mortality rates of private for-profit and private not-for-profit hospitals

Canadian Medical Association Journal 2002;166(11):1399-406

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