SDG3: Good Health and Well-Being
The fast spread of a new virus has put severe pressure on health systems in the Philippines and has drawn attention to both the strengths and the weaknesses in health care system, the government rapid response, and priorities after 2 years.
People’s Review of SDG 3 | Reclaiming Health & Well-Being: SDG 3 and Privatization Amid the PandemicNovember 30, 2021
The discussion aims to show that a system that prioritizes people’s health by providing free services (funded by the government) is doable and will result in better health outcomes compared to a public-private system in a government setting as experienced in other countries.
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the scant and weak public health system of our country. At the onset of the pandemic’s onslaught, we have seen how privatized healthcare is exclusively accessible to the privileged as patients from poor sectors are deprived from proper medical attention. Added to this, the government’s pandemic response appears to have […]
Intellectual property rights (IPR) on essential drugs, most of which are being held by giant pharmaceutical corporations or “Big Pharma”, is a major issue when it comes to access to affordable, appropriate and efficacious essential medicines. At the highest echelons of international trade, the raging debate is about whether or not the World Trade Organization […]