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Why Is Cuba’s Health Care System the Best Model for Poor Countries? By Don Fitz

Why Is Cuba's Health Care System the Best Model for Poor Countries? Furious though it may be, the current debate over health care in the US is largely irrelevant to charting a path for poor countries of Africa, Latin America, Asia, and the Pacific Islands.  That is because the US squanders perhaps 10 to 20... Continue Reading →

Medha Patkar promises legal help to Ejipura evictees

Medha Patkar promises legal help to Ejipura evictees Bangalore Feb 14, 2013 DHNS Deccan Herald  Social activist Medha Patkar, who visited the Ejipura economically weaker section (EWS) quarters on Thursday, promised to take up the eviction of slum dwellers at higher levels through senior lawyers. Patkar, who patiently listened to the woes of residents, told... Continue Reading →

EWS evictees face health and stress problems

EWS evictees face health and stress problems TNN | Feb 15, 2013, 12.39 AM IST BANGALORE: A month since over 2000 people in the EWS ( economically weaker sections) quarters of Ejipura were rendered homeless by the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike's (BBMP) eviction drive, serious health and hygiene issues have surfaced in the peripheries of... Continue Reading →

Health insurance – Ensuring health for the poor, or insuring profits for the rich??

Health insurance for India is rapidly growing into the new mantra - a neo-liberal, divisive, anti-people move that ingeniously paves the way for privatization of healthcare in the country. Private health care providers, aka the corporate healthcare industry, facilitating and facilitated by private health insurance, are rapidly and deviously bedding with ‘public health professionals’ and... Continue Reading →

The relativity of gratitude (and ingratitude)

Mrs. Nambiar of National Games Village (NGV) was very upset. Her servant maid hadn’t turned up for the last several days. “These people’ she complained to Mrs. Chandrashekhar ‘What to do with them? You can’t trust these people you know. One day they come, one day they don’t come. What they think of themselves? They... Continue Reading →

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