Gabriela asserts that the no home-birth policy of the national government will not solve the high maternal mortality rate in the Philippines rather it will compound the long festering problem of lack of basic health services and facilities in the country.
The PHM solidarity mission in Gaza met on March 1st with the Palestinian Non Governmental Organisation Network (PNGO), an umbrella organisation that includes more than 130 NGOs in the West Bank and Gaza. Objective of the meeting was to listen to the voices of the health and human rights NGOs and activists on the situation six month after the ceasefire, and to share the solidarity of the global movement with the people in Gaza.
Remco Van de Pas is currently for a research assignment in Guinea, one of three countries in West Africa affected by Ebola. Together with the national research center for training and promotion of rural health (CNFRSR) of Maférinyah, Conakry, the Institute of Tropical Medicine will explore policies and possibilities to strengthen the public health system in Guinea during the ongoing Ebola outbreak and afterwards. During his visit, Remco keeps a journal. Below you find the fourth and final episode.