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Activist Palestinian doctor released

On the 16th of March 2006 Dr. Ahmad Maslamani, the director of the Health Work Committees in Palestine, was released from the Israeli prison in Ashkelon where he had been imprisoned for 10 months.

Author/Source: 
Wim De Ceukelaire
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Nepali General Strike in the 5th Day

The strike action called by the Maoists and the Political parties in Nepal entered the 5th day. The police and military brutality is obvious. Protestors, journalists, student leaders and activists are bearing the brunt of the brutality and suppression.

Author/Source: 
Abraham Thomas
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Mathura's perspectives from the prison cell

Mathura Shrestha: “The longer the struggle lasts the better it is for us. The monarchy always had a history of deception and conspiracy and being totally insensitive to human rights".

Author/Source: 
Interview conducted and written-up by Lucia de Vries
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The 'Empire's vaccine to an 'insurgent' virus

Sections of the research and public health community have been shocked and outraged after having heard about the questionable hepatitis E vaccine trial conducted in Nepal by GlaxoSmithKline and the US Army. The trial involved several lapses in ethics, forcing the researchers to move it out of a civilian population; the trial was subsequently conducted on Nepalese army soldiers, posing dangerous consequences and raising old questions

Author/Source: 
Abraham Thomas, Bangalore
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PHM Protests arrest of Nepal health activist

Dr. Mathura Prasad Shrestha, former Minister for Health, Government of Nepal, former Professor of Community Health, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, current Head of Essential Health Research, Nepal, head of Resource Centre for Primary Health Care and above everything else, an activist par excellence, who even as the Minister for Health, led a protest against his own government when an unjust law was about to be passed, was arrested in Kathmandu this morning. Police personnel broke down his door, entered his house in Kathmandu without a warrant and took him away forcibly. This is obviously related to the massive protest this 20th of January against the illegal and uncivilised rule of the king and for restoration of democracy.

Author/Source: 
Prem Chandran John, Convenor, Transitional Team, Global Secretariat

The Impact of Israel's Separation Wall On Palestinian Mental Health : A Study in the Qalqilya District

The Palestinian Counseling Center (PCC) held on Monday, September 26, 2005, a press conference in the city of Jerusalem where it announced the results of a survey conducted on the psychological implications of the construction of Israel's Annexation and Expansion Wall on the residents in five villages in the Qalqilya district.

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PHM
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Hurricane Katrina survivors need relief, not guns

“Katrina survivors are going through a trying time and the People's Health Movement stands in solidarity with them”, says a press statement from the People’s Health Movement (PHM-www.phmovement.org).
“Hurricane Katrina survivors need relief, not guns”, said a PHM spokesperson. “Deal with them with dignity”, the global body demands. Reports indicate that more bodies are being recovered today.

Author/Source: 
Bert De Belder

Global Health Watch 2005-2006

The Global Health Watch is a call to all health workers to broaden and strengthen the global community of health advocates who are taking action on global ill-health and inequalities, and their underlying political and economic determinants.

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Global Health Watch
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