Barcelona 1999 Conference papers: S. Iliffe


Steve Iliffe

Profesor adjunto de Medicina general.
Royal Free & UCL Medical School, Londres

La aparición a finales de la década de 1990 de la 'tercera vía' (Clinton, Blair, Schroeder, coalición del Olivo) ha tenido repercusiones para el desarrollo y la reforma de los servicios de salud, en particular en lo que respecta a la tendencia hacia la privatización de la atención de salud.

The Alma Ata Anniversary Pack by PHM

This collection of statements, reflections and papers is released for use by People's Health Movement members, friends and enthusiasts all over the world to initiate a celebration for the Alma Ata Declaration anniversary particularly around 6-12th September 2003. (These are the actual dates of the meeting in 1978 when the Alma Ata Declaration was passed in an International Conference on Primary Health Care organized by World Health Organization and UNICEF and other organizations and ratified by the majority of the countries of the world.).

Populations are people by J.T.Hart

Populations are people: choices for rural health care

Julian Tudor Hart

Santiago, 2003

According to conventional wisdom, in a free public service available to everyone, finite resources face infinite demands. Needs of individuals therefore conflict with needs of communities and nations. For public services to survive, we're told that doctors must harden their hearts and make agonising choices; public services are under siege, so the people they serve must be rationed. For anything more, they have private care as a black market.

Polio eradication in India, by Debabar Banerji

April, 12, 2004

Debabar Banerji,
Professor Emeritus,
Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health,
Jawaharlal Nehru University,
B-43 Panchsheel Enclave,
New Delhi 110017
*This study is commissioned by the West Bengal Voluntary Health Association. The usual disclaimers apply.


Questioning the claims of Kaiser Permanente

Dr Alison Talbot Smith, Dr Shamini Gnani, Prof Allyson M Pollock, Sir Denis Pereira Gray

Public risk for private gain? by D. Price & A. Pollock

Price D, Pollock AM.
Public risk for private gain? The public audit implications of risk transfer and private finance.

London: UNISON 07 July 2004.

The key claim by government that private finance deals in the public sector are value for money has still not been evaluated, according to a report published today by public sector union UNISON.

La Directiva Bolkestein, Ramon Serna

La Directiva Bolkenstein y el recorte de los servicios publicos en Europa
Ramon Serna, Intersindical Alternativa de Catalunya

The EU Bolkestein directive, Ramon Serna

The EU Bolkenstein Directive and the privatisation of the public services in Europe
Ramon Serna, Intersindical Alternativa de Catalunya

The World Bank-false financial and statistical accounts in malaria treatment

The World Bank has an annual budget of US$20 billion, and is the largest organisation operating with a mission to reduce poverty worldwide. Malaria destroys about 1 million lives a year; the disease is the leading parasitic cause of death for Africa’s children and impoverishment for their families. Here we examine how these factors meet in the new Global Strategy & Booster Program, which is the Bank’s plan for controlling that disease in 2005–10.1 We believe this plan is inadequate to reverse the Bank’s troubling history of neglect for malaria. In the past

The People's Health Movement for the new WHO DG

A new Director General for the World Health Organisation - an opportunity for bold and inspirational leadership

published in The Lancet
1. Introduction
The sudden and sad death of Dr Lee Jong-wook, the former Director-General (DG) of the World Health Organisation (WHO), has already prompted several articles in this journal about WHO. , , But further discussion is needed over the next two months in the run up to the election of a new DG.

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